Town Centre Policing Team Update

Blackburn BID, in partnership with BwD Council, fund 2 town centre police officers as part of a wider policing team.  Below is the latest update from PCSO 7482 Niall Webster:

This week we have dealt with a number of different incidents within Blackburn town centre and have had some good results. Here is just a brief summary of some incidents we have attended: 

  • We have arrested and charged Jodie Shea with 16 different offences, including theft from a shop, breaches of Criminal Behaviour Order banning her from the town centre and assault of an emergency worker. Shea has also been recalled to prison. We will update again soon with the court result of her sentencing. 
  • We have engaged with people from the protest that occurred on Saturday 22nd January around the town centre. 
  • We have dealt with a number of individuals throughout the week for numerous drug offences, this has resulted in arrests and other outcomes and the removal of a number of items of illegal drugs from the streets. 
  • Offender Scott McKay has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after a burglary at a beauty salon in the town centre.

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