Police are questioning a man in connection with nine burglaries in West Bridgford after arresting him on suspicion of an attempted burglary in the town.
It was reported that a man was looking in the windows of a property on Priory Road just before 6.30am today (Monday 16 March 2020)
Officers swiftly responded and arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of attempted burglary.
He remains in custody and is currently being questioned in relation to other burglaries committed in West Bridgford between 15 February 2020 and 16 March 2020.
The arrest comes after a new proactive police operation was launched in Rushcliffe on Friday and Saturday night, including in West Bridgford, targeting overnight crime and burglary in the borough.
The operation, which was launched after burglary was identified as a top neighbourhood policing priority for Rushcliffe, resulted in nine people being arrested, two people being summonsed to court and three people receiving cautions/warnings for offences.
Earlier on Friday Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Craig Guildford and Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping joined officers from the Rushcliffe neighbourhood policing team in sharing crime prevention advice with residents in areas most affected by burglaries.
It also marked the launch of the force’s new ‘what matters’ neighbourhood policing priority survey – one of the biggest public consultation exercises in its history.
Police are urging members of the public to have their say on local policing priorities by completing the survey – giving the public a genuine opportunity to influence where local police in their area should focus their efforts.
The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and is now available for members of the public to complete online at https://crowd.in/bPg6yJ
As well as being made available online, the public will also be able to complete the survey face-to-face with local officers in their area as part of their everyday work to ensure that as many views as possible are considered.
Anyone who completes the survey will also be given the opportunity to register to receive further updates, alerts and crime prevention advice from Nottinghamshire Police officers in their area via Neighbourhood Alert.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Craig Berry, who is responsible for local policing in the Rushcliffe borough, said: “We have seen a gradual increase in burglary and rural crime in Rushcliffe over the last year, with criminals travelling into the borough and then breaking into homes and vehicles.
“One of our current ‘hotspot’ areas for overnight crime is West Bridgford which was one of the areas where we focused our operational activity on Friday and Saturday night.
“We continue to work closely with our partners, including Rushcliffe Borough Council, to tackle those crimes that matter most to local people and to bring offenders to justice.
“We will act on feedback received from our local communities. That’s why it’s so important for people to take the opportunity to have their say on what policing priorities matter most to them where they live by completing the force’s new neighbourhood policing priority survey.”
To have your say on local policing priorities in your area, visit https://crowd.in/kaMKUY