Seven held after police raid in Littlemoor

Dorset Echo: Inspector Les Fry Inspector Les Fry

SEVEN people were held by police after a raid on Littlemoor in a crackdown on crime in the area.

The nighttime swoop follows a spate of crime and anti-social behaviour that has been plaguing the Weymouth estate in recent weeks and months.

Armed response teams and undercover officers were among police units to swoop on the estate in a co-ordinated operation.

One youth, aged 17, was arrested by Dorset Police in connection with a number of offences.

He is being held in custody and is helping police with their enquiries.

Six others – four men and two women – were arrested during the same operation on Wednesday night on suspicion of assisting in harbouring a criminal. The men are aged between 18 and 24 and the women are aged 22 and 49.

All are from the Littlemoor area and were held in custody at Weymouth police station while they assisted officers with their enquiries.

The operation, which was carried out at 9pm on Wednesday, involved a number of Dorset Police departments, including Safer Neighbourhood teams, patrol officers, armed response teams, and special units such as dog handlers, traffic and covert operations.

Inspector Les Fry, of Weymouth and Portland police, said: “We will not tolerate crime or anti-social behaviour and we will take positive action against anyone suspected of committing an offence.

“Following recent crime we have increased patrols in the area quite considerably and we will continue to target those whose behaviour falls below the standards which the community expects and deserves.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, Synergy Housing and all the community groups in Littlemoor will continue to work together to make it a safe place to live and work.”

The police operation follows a move by Dorset Police to step-up patrols in the Littlemoor area following a spate of crime and anti-social behaviour in recent weeks.

Borough councillor Rachel Rogers said: “I have spent a lot of time talking to the police recently and I am very pleased that they and other organisations have been able to work together in such an effective way to address the problems that the community has been experiencing.

“I hope that this level of cooperation will continue in Littlemoor and that the area will benefit as a result.”

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11:09am Fri 18 Jan 13

niceonecyril says...

The lack of comments from the idiots that are always putting the blame on the Police for not doing enough, speaks volumes about those posters.
The lack of comments from the idiots that are always putting the blame on the Police for not doing enough, speaks volumes about those posters. niceonecyril

11:16am Fri 18 Jan 13

unexpected error says...

Lock the scrots up I say!
Lock the scrots up I say! unexpected error

11:41am Fri 18 Jan 13

dartscap says...

Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing
Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing dartscap

1:34pm Fri 18 Jan 13

stench says...

dartscap wrote:
Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing
surely lights are cheaper than police officers. although i'm sure many residents are grateful for the police presence...
[quote][p][bold]dartscap[/bold] wrote: Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing[/p][/quote]surely lights are cheaper than police officers. although i'm sure many residents are grateful for the police presence... stench

3:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

satisfecho says...

dartscap wrote:
Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing
We pay for lots of things.

Trouble is, amongst things - the cost of energy is going up which has a knock on effect and pretty much everything.

What is not going up though is the Council Tax. Therefore each year something has to give.
[quote][p][bold]dartscap[/bold] wrote: Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing[/p][/quote]We pay for lots of things. Trouble is, amongst things - the cost of energy is going up which has a knock on effect and pretty much everything. What is not going up though is the Council Tax. Therefore each year something has to give. satisfecho

4:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

JamesYoung says...

satisfecho wrote:
dartscap wrote:
Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing
We pay for lots of things.

Trouble is, amongst things - the cost of energy is going up which has a knock on effect and pretty much everything.

What is not going up though is the Council Tax. Therefore each year something has to give.
....not to mention the fact that most of these crimes were committed while the lights were still on!
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dartscap[/bold] wrote: Get the lights put back on. Dont we pay for lighting. We pay enough council tax. And should be able to feel safe. The lights are turned off at midnight to save money but they are on at 6 am when it is light. The police are patroling all night which is good but how are we saving money. Who is paying for the extra policeing[/p][/quote]We pay for lots of things. Trouble is, amongst things - the cost of energy is going up which has a knock on effect and pretty much everything. What is not going up though is the Council Tax. Therefore each year something has to give.[/p][/quote]....not to mention the fact that most of these crimes were committed while the lights were still on! JamesYoung

9:05pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Mrjon1 says...

unexpected error wrote:
Lock the scrots up I say!
Maybe you should find out what happend before shouting your mouth off...
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: Lock the scrots up I say![/p][/quote]Maybe you should find out what happend before shouting your mouth off... Mrjon1

10:40pm Fri 18 Jan 13

DucksQuack says...

Does no crime happen in Littlemoor in the daylight then?
Does no crime happen in Littlemoor in the daylight then? DucksQuack

9:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

on_the_button says...

unexpected error wrote:
Lock the scrots up I say!
I'll believe it when I see it.
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: Lock the scrots up I say![/p][/quote]I'll believe it when I see it. on_the_button

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