Operation Banner: police update

Dear Blackburn BID Member,

On Saturday 29th January 2022, officers from the Blackburn Town Centre Policing Team took part in Operation Banner.

We were joined by colleagues from other Neighbourhood areas in an effort to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

The results are as follows: 

  • 1 incident of shoplifting attended
  • 1 incident of anti-social behaviour at Morrisons attended
  • 1 incident of assault in the King Street/Bank Top area attended
  • 1 incident involving aggressive wrist band sellers attended
  • 2 stop searches conducted
  • 4 small bags of cannabis seized
  • 4 beggars moved from outside businesses, 1 resulting in a breach of Community Protection Warning which will be reported to the Council 
  • 5 referrals made to partner agencies
  • 1 prolific shoplifter followed and deterred from numerous stores
  • 1 engagement event attended at St Paul’s working mens club
  • 1 incident of anti-social behaviour on the Vue carpark dealt with

Hopefully this gives you an insight into the different things we deal with on a daily basis. We will continue to target our hot spot areas, so please ensure you report any incidents to us either via 999 for emergencies, 101 for non-emergencies or using the online form.

Message Sent By: Veronica Roberts (Police, PCSO – Blackburn Town Centre, EAST – Blackburn)

Blackburn BID also had Prestige Security officers carrying out patrols to support the operation, and they dealt with and prevented incidents including:

  • 3 shoplifting preventions
  • 1 pedestrian fall
  • 1 criminal damage
  • 1 empty premises alarm

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