BADGER BAITINGPolice are investigating two recent reports of interference with known badger setts in the area – one in Honley and one in Kirkburton. Thankfully, concerned residents alerted your neighbourhood police team to some suspicious activity in woods near to a known badger sett and the suspects left before much damage could be done. Badgers are a protected species and it is illegal to interfere with a badger sett or use dogs to harm them in any way. Pc 6267 Sally Baines is the designated police wildlife officer for the Kirkburton & Denby Dale area and will be investigating these latest incidents. If you have any information about badger baiting in the local area, or you have seen suspicious activity in local wooded areas, please give Pc Baines a ring at Kirkburton Station on 01484-436898.
WARRANT EXECUTED Team 1 helped Kirklees Council to execute a warrant in Scissett. Audio equipment and TVs were seized by officers from Kirklees Environmental Health Dept. following complaints from neighbours about excessive noise. Team 1 were assisted by colleagues from Huddersfield Response Team and the warrant passed off without incident.
LOCAL PRIORITIES: Reducing anti-social behaviour: Skelmanthorpe – around Smithy Close, Laburnum Grove, Elmfield Drive, Ashfield Avenue, Lidgett Lane and Cross Lane. Clayton West – in and around Back Lane, The Cricket Field, The Royds and Long Lane areas. Kirkburton/Highburton – Hallas Road, Burton Acres Lane, and the area around Gregory Playing Fields. Flockton – reducing anti-social behaviour and stopping unlawful use of motorcycles on Parkside, Pinfold Close and Barnsley Road, Flockton. Grange Moor – reducing anti-social behaviour on Steeple Avenue, Back Lane, Bedford Avenue and Briestfield Road Grange Moor. Emley – on and around Emley Football Ground, The Wentworth Club, Upper Lane, Beaumont Street, Wentworth Avenue, Wentworth Drive and Church Street. Shepley: Reducing incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Station Road, Abbey Drive and Shepley Railway Station and near surrounding area.
IN THE DOCKWest Yorkshire Police and Crown Prosecution Service West Yorkshire are extending a new initiative aimed at boosting confidence in the criminal justice system. ‘In The Dock' has been launched to inform the public of the work of the criminal justice system across West Yorkshire. Following a risk assessment, adults given custodial sentences at the county’s crown courts will have their names, photographs, details of the crime they have committed and the court’s sentence published.
WINTER WARNINGA house in complete darkness at teatime will stand out like a sore thumb to a would be burglar. Get lit up.