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News Bulletin

Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Halton Castle

and Castlefields Area - June 2017


Preventing burglaries and shed breaks

As we now enter the summer months please be vigilant about making sure your sheds and outdoor storage is secured and all valuables are kept locked away and out of sight. Historically around this time of year there will be an increase in shed breaks and gardening equipment going missing! In addition to this, when busy in the garden please ensure that you secure your front / back doors to ensure nobody sneaks into your address whilst you’re preoccupied cutting the lawn or tending to your flower beds!

Phoenix Park Experience

This year Runcorn Local Policing Unit aim to set up a new event called Phoenix Park Experience (PPX) which will take place on Friday 4th August between 11am-3pm and will replace Party in the Park.  We are hoping to follow the lead from the highly successful Victoria Park Experience (VPX) which has run for 10 years in Warrington’s Victoria Park.  They began their first year engaging with 50 children and last year over a 4 day period almost 10,000 people attended, 5810 were children.  It has become the biggest free event for young people in Warrington.

Anti-social behaviour is a problem in Runcorn as it is in many towns and an event like this aims to break down barriers between the Police and those young people engaging in this type of criminality. By engaging with these young people it will have a knock on effect in helping prevent other members of our communities also affected by ASB – such as the local council, bus companies, businesses and the housing providers as well as the local residents. This is event has been funded by local partners and is completely free for you to attend and everybody is welcome!

Runcorn Police own social media accounts

Please can you all follow both Runcorn Police’s own twitter account which is @PoliceRuncorn and also our own facebook account which is Runcorn Police, this will ensure you receive all news and information relevant to the Runcorn area and not just the Cheshire area as a whole.


Zoe Bowden    &      Tracey Taylor        &      Amy Clarke

 PC 5470 BOWDEN     PCSO7338 TAYLOR     PCSO22217 CLARKE


Crime Updates – June

Cheshire police have responded and attended 157 incidents in your area in June. These incidents varied in seriousness however include suspicious activity, burglaries, road traffic offences, suspicious persons, concern’s for safety, domestic incidents and anti-social behaviour.


Anti-Social Behaviour


A number of incidents have occurred on or near to Phoenix park involving youths being responsible for general anti-social behaviour. Please continue to report these via 101 to ensure they are logged and patrols can deal with them appropriately.


In the early hours of Sunday 11th June 2017 a wheelie bin has been set on fire and the fire service put it out no CCTV or witnesses have been identified but if you saw anything please let us now via 101 ref Incident 169 11/06/17.


When possible keep bins secured in your gardens to prevent opportunistic incidents such as this!



Vehicle crime


In the evening of Thursday 8th June 2017 a motorcycle was stolen from Shepherds Row. There was no CCTV in the area and as of yet no witnesses have come forward to police. The keys are accounted for and the steering lock was on it. No further information has come to light in regards to this vehicle, if you have any information call 101 ref Incident 806 08/06/17.


Overnight on Monday 19th June 2017, on Lodge Lane a taxi was entered overnight and some valuables including cash were stolen, there was again no CCTV and no witnesses, CSI was requested however as the owner of the vehicle had been in and used the vehicle since the incident all forensic opportunities were lost, if you have any further information please do not hesitate to call 101 ref incident 326 20/06/17.


Overnight on Sunday 25th June 2017 a motorbike has been stolen after a burglary to a bike shed near to The Village Square. This investigation is in the early stages and if anybody has any information please call 101 ref Incident 119 26/06/17.


Advice to prevent crime!


  • Lock and secure your outbuildings, don’t give thieves the chance.
  • In relation to vehicle crime ensure your vehicles are locked and preferably left in well-lit area’s.
  • In regards to motorcycle thefts please ensure they are locked to ground locks if possible
  • Store any valuable equipment and tools in a secure building with a well-built, locked door. Use British Standard locks, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks. Windows can be protected with metal bars. Always lock outbuildings when they're not in use.
  • A worthwhile investment is fitting outside security lights controlled by an automatic time-switch or infra-red beams.
  • Consider installing CCTV.
  • Ensure vehicles are left untouched before CSI arrive to preserve any evidence.

Violent crime


In the morning on Sunday 4th June 2017 a male was stabbed in Avalon Court, the offender has since been arrested and charged and will appear at court. Further information will be released as and when the investigation progress with CID (detectives) at Runcorn Police Station.


In the evening of Sunday 18th June 2017 a robbery occurred on a male near to the Fiddlers Three pub, the victim had his bike, mobile and cash stolen and during the incident force was used on him by the offender, enquiries are continuing in to this investigation.


In the early hours of Saturday 17th June 2017 a violent incident occurred on Phoenix Park, during which 2 offenders have attacked a male with a golf club and a hammer, enquiries with police officers are on-going and if you have any further information please call 101 ref Incident 56 17/06/2017


Road traffic collision


In the afternoon of Friday 23rd June 2017 you may have been caused disruption near to Astmoor Road after a 2 vehicle road traffic collision occurred with thankfully no injuries. However a roads policing officer attended and issues one of the driver with a traffic offence report for driving through a red light which may have contributed to the collision.


Upcoming Events


Brow Fest – Saturday 15th July 2017 at The Brow Primary School

Phoenix Park Xperience – 4th August 2017 – Phoenix Park


Have Your Say - Community Meetings


Monday 3rd July 2017 – Castlefields Plus Dane T4T – 1.30pm

Thursday 13th July 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm

Monday 17th July 2017 - Castlefields Residents Association - 2.00pm

Thursday 27th July 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm


Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceRuncorn on Twitter.
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Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceRuncorn on Twitter.
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Kind Regards


Cheshire Constabulary, Runcorn Police Station - 2nd Avenue, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2HG

Tel – 01606-36-5509 | E-Mail –




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Zoe Bowden (Police, PC, Runcorn LPU East Beat Mgmt)

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