Report by Thurrock Community Policing Team
“WE HAVE had a relatively busy month in November with some good results, including PC Martin Hatfield orchestrating that two of the youths who had been arrested for public order offences on 31st October in South Ockendon write a public letter of apology to the residents of the area. This has been shared on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
On November 8 PC Rob Watts was with a camera crew who were filming around Coryton and Manorway in Corringham for a new television series called White Gold, keep an eye out for it!
The team were deployed to Operation Gangway on November 9 alongside colleagues from British Transport Police targeting drugs and knife crime in Grays and Chafford Hundred.
November saw PC Paul Glensman and PC Rob Watts hold a constructive meeting with the owner of the Linford quarry in regards to Operation Sacrifice (nuisance bikes), and plans being made for a joint approach to target this issue.
An arrest was made by PC Paul Glensman on November 18 in relation to a stabbing which had occurred in Grays, and for possession of class A drugs. The suspect has been remanded in custody.
Operation Zig saw a warrant executed in South Ockendon on November 22, with class A and B drugs being seized.
A joint Operation with our Raptor team on November 23 saw three separate drugs warrants executed in the Grays area.
November 25th was a festive day for some of the team attending the Christmas lights event in Grays High Street and getting pictures with the star of this year’s Pantomime at the Thameside theatre.
November 25th also saw an Operation Apache deployment in Corringham High Street targeting nuisance youths.
PC Rob Watts seized a vehicle for no insurance and the driver only having a provisional licence on November 25th, taking another dangerous vehicle off of the road.
On November 27 the team all completed Operation Sacrifice in the areas of Thurrock prone to nuisance bikes, and issued 8 Section 59 warnings to offenders, as well as causing disruption and preventing some bikes being offloaded from vans.