Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Crime'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • General
    • Open Forum
    • Planning
    • Police & Crime
  • Aylestone Hill
    • Tech College
  • Belmont Rural
    • Belmont
  • Bobblestock
    • Bobblestock and Westfields
  • Central
    • Bartonsham
    • Castle Green
    • Hereford City
  • College
    • Churchill Gardens and College
  • Eign Hill
    • Foley Trading Estate and Rockfield Road
  • Greyfriars
    • Broomy Hill & Breinton
  • Hinton and Hunderton
    • Hinton
    • Hunderton
  • Holmer
    • Holmer and Victoria Park
  • Kingsacre
    • Kingsacre
  • Newton Farm
    • Newton Farm
  • Redhill
    • Redhill
  • Saxon Gate
    • Putson and Bullingham Lane
  • Tupsley
    • Hampton Park and Tupsley
  • Whitecross
    • Whitecross and Moor Park
  • Widemarsh
    • Edgar Street Grid and Courtyard Theatre
    • Widemarsh Common and Grandstand Business Park

Categories

  • Bus Timetables & Routes
  • Files
  • Menus
  • Tourist Information Guides

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests

Found 75 results

  1. Frank Smith

    Cyclists on Footpaths!

    Cyclists on Footpaths! Should cyclists be allowed on footpaths? I ask the question because this morning I was walking along Belmont Avenue and a chap on a bike knocked into me from behind and almost knocked me to the floor as he came speeding past me on along the footpath on his bike. He turned around and shouted sorry pal but to be honest it not only startled me but I will probably have a bruise on my arm. I could have easily lost my balance and fallen into the road. I thought riding a bicycle on a footpath was illegal? I appreciate that some people do not like riding on the roads and most of the councils in the country are implementing cycle lanes where they can but if the roads are narrow in the first place it makes it very difficult. I always remeber growing up that the police would tell you to get off your bike and walk on footpaths but that does not appear to happen anymore. I have just seen this article on Sky news
  2. Two found guilty of the murder of Robert Eacock in Hereford Today at Worcester Crown Court, 23-year-old Anthony Boyd, of Circuit Close, Willenhall, and 31-year-old Artaf Hussain of Slater Street, Tipton have been found guilty of the murder of Robert Eacock. On the afternoon of 29 January 2018, Robert was stabbed in broad daylight as he waited to cross the road in Hereford City Centre. The 33-year-old tried to pursue his attacker but collapsed on Commercial Street, where he was treated by paramedics and then taken to Hereford County Hospital. Despite the best efforts of members of the public, police officers and medical professionals, Robert sadly died. CCTV from that day showed an interaction between Robert and Anthony Boyd outside a shop in the city. Following the conversation, Boyd went in and purchased a kitchen knife, which he concealed as he walked through the city centre. Anthony Boyd Footage revealed a further encounter between Boyd and Robert in Commercial Street at Blue School Street. There, in full view of members of the public, Boyd rushed towards the victim from behind and stabbed him once in the back. Boyd then ran from the scene and was initially pursued by the victim before he collapsed. The police investigation revealed that in the hours after the stabbing, Boyd left Hereford and travelled to the Tipton area of the West Midlands where he met up with Hussain, at the flat of an associate, Luke Mansell. Knowing the crime Boyd had committed, 21-year-old Mansell, of High Street, Tipton, proceeded to provide him with a change of clothing. Artaf Hussain Mansell was charged with assisting an offender and entered a guilty plea at an earlier court hearing. He is yet to be sentenced. An operation coordinated by West Mercia Police on 31 January led to Boyd's arrest in the Willenhall area of West Midlands. He was found in possession of a quantity of cocaine, but the murder weapon was never recovered. Witness evidence suggested Robert may have been stabbed by a drug dealer who was operating a supply line into Hereford, in partnership with a man who was later identified as Artaf Hussain. He was subsequently arrested by officers from West Mercia Police at an address in Dudley, West Midlands on 15 February. In court, Hussain claimed he did not have any contact with Anthony Boyd around the time of the murder, and did not take part in any discussion or agreement to harm the victim. Boyd had entered a guilty plea for manslaughter which was not accepted by the prosecution. He claimed that he did not buy the knife with the intention of killing Robert Eacock or causing serious harm to him. DCI Leighton Harding, Senior Investigating Officer said: "Robert Eacock was murdered by Boyd, a drug dealer, in a deliberate act of violence. At the time of the murder, Boyd had been operating as a county lines drug dealer for Hussain. "The victim's initial encounter with Boyd on the morning of 29 January started a chain of events that involved two-way mobile phone communication between Boyd and Hussain, and an agreement between them or encouragement for Boyd to harm the victim. "This resulted in Robert being brutally murdered in broad daylight, and in the most public of locations. "Their actions were premeditated and demonstrated a total disregard for human life and public safety. Whilst no length of sentence will ever ease the pain felt by Robert's loss, I hope that today's verdict will provide a sense of closure for his family." He continued: "I would like to pay testament to the members of the public, police officers and medical professionals for their best efforts to save Robert's life, both at the scene and in hospital." "I would also like to thank the witnesses who came forward with their valuable contributions, and the local community for their support. "Finally, I would like to thank all police officers and staff who worked on this case for their professionalism and commitment to bring the offenders to justice." Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion said: "Like the rest of our communities, I was shocked and saddened to hear about this incident. I'd like to thank the officers who acted professionally to arrest the offenders and bring them before the courts, as well as the communities who came together, and supported the police. It is reassuring to know that incidents like this are extremely rare, and I am confident in West Mercia Police's continual approach to keeping the public safe from harm. "
  3. A former Hereford trader has been jailed for 25 months after Herefordshire Council’s Trading Standards Officers seized a record haul of counterfeit tobacco A former Hereford trader has been jailed for 25 months for selling illegal tobacco. Hemin Jamal, 37, the former owner of the Hereford shops, Supersam on Eign Street and Mila on Belmont Road, pleaded guilty to eight offences in June, and was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Monday 23 July for selling illegal tobacco and for being in possession of a large amount of counterfeit tobacco products. The case was taken to court by Herefordshire Council, after the illegal tobacco was discovered at Mr Jamal’s shop premises in November 2016, by the council’s trading standards team. Officers seized a total of 360,000 illegal cigarettes and 25kg of fake hand rolling tobacco. The fake and smuggled products were found hidden in containers hired by Mr Jamal and were concealed in instant barbecues in a bid to avoid detection. The record haul equated to £130,000 in duty tax evasion. Investigations unveiled that almost half of all customers entering the Supersam convenience store at Eign Street, were purchasing illegal tobacco products, which were retrieved from the flat above the shop by members of staff. Mr Jamal owned both shops for over a year, until new owners took over both premises in February 2017. Marc Willimont, Head of Development Management and Regulation, said: If anyone has any information regarding the sale of illegal tobacco within Herefordshire, please contact trading standards on 01432 261761.
  4. Young car drivers gather most nights on the Spur Retail Park Holmer Road Hereford. (Halfords | Dunelm | Hobbycraft | Maplin) most of the time they are sat in the car park in their cars. Gates were installed only a few months ago and it is down to the last manager to leave the park to lock the gates. This happened during the first few weeks only and now the gates never appear to be locked at night. These drivers sit there for hours and just throw all of their rubbish out onto the floor, this is disgusting! There are bins provided so there is really no excuse. It would be good to catch the culprits and have them prosecuted, I have already taken a few photographs and logged number plates.
  5. A 20 yr old man was shot at several times by a young boy who demanded he handed over his cigarettes during a robbery on the Great Western Way footpath. The boy is described as around 12-years-old wearing a blue top and tracksuit bottoms. The girl is described as around 14-years-old."Enquiries are ongoing but officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 41S of 6 May.
  6. Rogue company and director fined for deceiving 87 year old Herefordshire resident with unnecessary roofing repairs A rogue company and director, which preyed on elderly residents in Herefordshire, has received fines for ‘unfair trading’ in a case taken to Hereford Magistrates Court, concluding on Friday 27 April 2018. GER (Southern) Ltd and its director Martin Hancox, 43, from Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to unfair trading charges following a case taken to Hereford Magistrates Court by Herefordshire Council’s Trading Standards team. GER (Southern) Ltd and Hancox received fines and costs totalling £20,343. The company used databases to cold call elderly residents, and one victim was an 87 year old gentleman from Bartestree, Hereford. In 2014, the gentleman was mis-sold spray foam insulation work at the inflated cost of £5,000. A further unsolicited phone call followed in June 2017, where the gentleman was coerced into agreeing to an appointment where he was falsely told that moss on his roof had caused a leak. Eventually he was deceived into agreeing to further work to the value of £3,200, when in fact the work was unnecessary and worthless. Director Martin Hancox stated to the court that he was unaware of the incident and it was the actions of rogue staff in his company that led to the offences, but as director he felt he had to take responsibility. Marc Willimont, Herefordshire Council’s Head of Regulatory and Development Management Services, said: “The way that vulnerable elderly home owners are sold roof and wall coatings is a scam - this case is just one in a series of rogue trader prosecutions our Trading Standards team have recently pursued. This particular case demonstrates the aggressive sales technique and price inflation that rogue companies use to scam our residents into agreeing to unnecessary or poor quality work. “GER (Southern) Ltd are one of a string of companies that target the elderly for unnecessary spray foam insulation. To make matters worse, this company returned to a previous victim to deceive them for a second time. “We want family, friends and neighbours to remain vigilant in protecting elderly residents who are often the target of such scams. I would urge people to never respond to unsolicited telephone calls, mail shots, text messages or door-to-door selling. By responding to this unsolicited contact, victims are likely to be put onto a mailing list and have their information sold to other scammers.” There is further advice on being scam aware at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/scams and those who believe they have been affected by rogue trading can call Herefordshire Trading Standards on 01432 261761.
  7. The owner of the Maxii Mini Market in Commercial Road Hereford has been convicted of selling 4 counts of contraband cigarettes. Sentenced to a 12 month community order and 120hrs unpaid work. Costs approx £1500
  8. Hereford Voice

    Check Your Vehicle is Secured Overnight

    Police have had reports of people trying to open van doors in the Belmont area overnight. Please make sure your vehicles are secured and valubles removed.
  9. Colin James

    Haywood Lane Fly-tipping

    Driving along Haywood Lane I noticed someone has dumped a whole load of rubbish and clothing down the side of the embankment next to the railway tunnel. There is a huge amount there as you can see from these photographs.
  10. Hereford Voice

    Bike Stolen

    A black Carrera road bike has been stolen from an address on St Martins Street, Hereford. It was taken during the early hours of Tuesday 20th Feb 2018. It was taken by an unknown male who was caught on CCTV heading to the river path towards the back of ASDA. If anyone has any information in regards to the whereabouts of this bike, please contact Police on 101 with reference 0550S 200218.
  11. Hereford Voice

    More Shop Raids in Hereford and Ross

    RAIDS to discover illegal tobacco were carried out at two shops in Hereford and one in Ross-on-Wye and led to 21,000 cigarettes being seized. On Tuesday around 20 officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), with support from West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Herefordshire Council visited three shops. At International Food in Commercial Road, Hereford, officers discovered cigarettes inside a hidden compartment that was fitted with an electro-magnetic lock and operated by a key fob. When the fob is pressed, the electromagnet is switched off and the inside of the wall slides out on runners. Raids were also carried out at Europe Quality Food in Brookend Street in Ross and Zabka in Eign Gate in Hereford. Across the three shops there were 21,000 cigarettes seized as well as 8.7 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, which are suspected to be illegal. In addition, £1,600 was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Sergeant Duncan Reynolds, of West Mercia Police, said: "We are continually building up our intelligence picture to identify those individuals and businesses who are operating outside of the law and a number of future enforcement operations are planned." A tobacco dog and their handler helped officers uncover cigarettes hidden in various parts of the shops. Herefordshire Council’s principal Trading Standards officer, Tim Thorne, said: “We will continue to work with partner agencies to tackle serious criminals and protect honest local business and consumers." All three shop owners were interviewed by HMRC officers and investigations are ongoing. Richard Young, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said: “Disrupting criminal trade is at the heart of our strategy to clampdown on the illicit tobacco market, which costs the UK around £2.5 billion a year." He added: "We encourage anyone with information about the illegal sale of tobacco to contact our fraud hotline on 0800 788 887 or report it online." Information about any type of tax fraud can be reported to HMRC online at www.gov.uk/report-an-unregistered-trader-or-business.
  12. Fraudsters target residents across Warwickshire and West Mercia Officers from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have received eight reports of attempted frauds, which have targeted residents across three counties. Working in conjunction with Action Fraud - the UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre - we are now investigating reports of two incidents in Warwickshire, five in Herefordshire, and one in Shropshire. All were reported to us on 25 January. In one incident in Rugby, a woman received a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer from 'the serious fraud office in Westminster'. The caller asked the woman to provide her bank details and to withdraw £5,000 from an ATM. The woman refused. In an incident in Wrexham, Shropshire, a woman received a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer at Hammersmith Police Station in London. He said that two people had been arrested using bank cards with her details on, and he needed her home address to continue his policing work. When the woman refused, the caller threatened to have her arrested for perverting the course of justice. The woman did not reveal her personal or financial details. In five of the incidents, people were phoned by someone pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs. The caller then stated that the people owed money, which could be paid in some sort of voucher (these turned out to be music or games vouchers). In three of these incidents the caller said that a courier would visit to collect the vouchers. Detective Sergeant Paul Bent from the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Economic Crime Unit said: Trust your instincts: if a phone call, text or email seems dodgy it probably is. To report fraud or a suspicious incident like the ones above, phone Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk. For more advice on how to spot fraud, visit the Take Five website takefive-stopfraud.org.uk. Take Five is a national campaign that offers straightforward advice on avoiding preventable financial fraud. It's led by Financial Fraud Action UK (part of UK Finance) and backed by the UK government.
  13. Hereford Voice

    Man Charged with Murder Appears in Court

    A man charged with the murder of Julie Clark (we understand that this was his mother) who died from stab wounds at her home in Highmore Street, Hereford, last Tuesday appeared in court at Hereford today. Jason Nellist, 40, of Nicholson Court, Hereford was at Hereford Magistrates Court this morning. Nellist only spoke to confirm his name, age and address. The case has been adjourned until his next appearance at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday, January 17. Jason Nellist has been remanded in custody.
  14. BBC Crimewatch tonight at 9pm. The senior investigating officer (SIO) of the investigation, DCI Leighton Harding, said: We are offering this reward to encourage people to come forward with information to help us identify those responsible for Christians death. We firmly believe that someone has information which could lead us to those responsible for Christian's death but has not yet come forward. My appeal to them is to think about the impact Christians murder has had on his family, in particular his young daughter who faces a life without her father, and to do the right thing by contacting us. If you have any information it is imperative you come forward to police and allow Christians family the justice they deserve. #speakupforchristian
  15. Illegal Tobacco Seized During On 17th January 2018, a Multi Agency Task Force carried out search warrants on premises operating as 'mini markets' in Eign Gate Hereford and Drapers Lane, Leominster. Multi Agency Task Force of Trading Standards, Police, Fire Service and Immigration in action! Tobacco was secreted within very sophisticated and specifically made devices. These pieces of criminal ingenuity were quickly 'deconstructed' by a crew from Hfd Fire Station! Assisted by a specialist trained tobacco sniffer dog, numerous 'stashes' of illicit tobacco were located. “The tobacco was secreted within very sophisticated and specifically made devices operated by hydraulic remote control drawers and lifts,” said PC Duncan Reynolds, from Hereford Harm Reduction unit. In total 1,920 packets of fake and non-duty paid tobacco was seized along with 132 packets of hand rolling tobacco. This equates to approximately 33,000 cigarettes and £15,000 duty evasion. Four people were arrested during the raids for various offences and questioned by enforcement officers from several agencies. One person was identified as being illegally in the UK. The investigation is ongoing as enquiries continue. added Mr Reynolds. “The public are requested to pass any information with regard to the sale of illicit tobacco to either the Police, Trading Standards or Crimestoppers. “This information can be passed anonymously and will help to build the intelligence around this highly organised form of offending.”
  16. We have reports this morning of an overnight burglary at Tesco Bewell Street. Parts of the store and underpass is corded off. It appears that the cigarette kiosk was the target as it was ransacked during the burglary. We understand that the store was closed for a short period first thing but is fully open now. We will post updates later.
  17. A woman in her 50's was found dead in a house on Highmore Street last night with the death being treated as suspicious. A man known to the woman was in collision with a minibus on Roman Road last night,Police are searching the area this morning and is still underway.
  18. Herefordshire Council is appealing for information about an articulated trailer that was dumped on the A49 layby at Much Birch, between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford. The articulated trailer, which has a distinctive camel image on the back, was known to be parked in a layby on 7 October, next to Maggie’s snack bar. When it became clear that the trailer would not be moved, Herefordshire Council’s Community Protection Team discovered that the trailer had been abandoned containing approximately 24,000 litres of oil. Oil waste needs to be collected by a registered waste carrier and disposed of responsibly. Enquiries are on-going to establish who dumped the environmental waste and the circumstances surrounding the fly tipping. The articulated trailer has a distinctive camel image on the back. Marc Willimont, Herefordshire Council’s Head of Regulatory and Development Management Services, said: The articulated trailer contained approximately 24,000 litres of oil. The Community Protection Team investigates unlawful waste disposal and fly tipping cases that are reported at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/flytipping If you have further information about the articulated trailer dumped on the A49 at Much Birch, please call the Community Protection Team on 01432 261761.
  19. Vehicles Damaged in Belmont Avenue Police investigating criminal damage to Vehicles in Belmont Avenue, Hereford and are appealing to local residents for information. A number of Vehicles have been damaged in the last 3 weeks. Unknown persons have keyed a number of vehicles parked on Belmont Avenue. This has taken place during the hours of darkness. Information about damages should be given to WEST MERCIA Police on the non-emergency number, 101. Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org
  20. Bilbobobby

    Shops raided arrests made

    Once again the HTIMES have ignored the positives by the local cops and council. 2 shops raided - Mila in Belmont Road and Supersam in Eign Street. 2 illegal immigrants arrested. 250k of contraband/illegal cigs plus large quantity of illegal alcohol. Both shops owned by the same man. Others arrested as well...3 days later alcohol licenses suspended. Not seen as a current story by the HTIMES disappointing
  21. megilleland

    Car crime in Herefordshire

    Car crime in Herefordshire Find out what the car crime rate is where you park your car. With the help of government crime data, the Park Smart tool helps you to see where vehicle crime is most frequent. Pop your location or postcode in to help decide where to leave your car.
  22. ***** IRAQI & KURDISH owned shops raided again! ***** All of these shops hide behind names such as: Polski Sklep, Zabka, International Food, Kubus and Super Sams to name just a few and to be totally honest NONE of the shops that have been raided over the past few years including those in Eign Gate Hereford mentioned above have ever been Polish owned! The Polish community have been unfairly tarnished and labelled causing divide within the community unnecessarily. This topic has been created to highlight these issues and if you click on ANY of the past police and trading standards raids listed below within this topic, you will clearly see that all of the shops and businesses mentioned are not owned by Polish people and the only connection is the produce that they sell, alongside produce from many other nations. Sometimes the staff employed maybe Polish or European to help sell these products. Some of these shops even have the cheek to steal their names and the logo's from big corporate legit Polish companies and appear to get away with that too! Names like Zabka, Kubus and Biedronka are all large Polish companies and brands. The ONLY Polish owned shop in Hereford as far as we are aware is Edysia at the very bottom of Eign Gate (opposite Peacocks) Here is a list of previous raids in Hereford along with the names of the people prosecuted or facing prosecution. International Food Mr Rekan Gafoor Zabka Mr Ali Omar Shukir Zabka Mr Zardashit Karem Salh European Food Mr Mohammed Bakhtyer Mila & Supersams Mr Heman Jamel
  23. An unspecified reward is being offered by the developer for info about recent vandalism ..... Pics from the Estate Agent ..... Twitter
  24. Christian Bagley was killed on Father's Day in Hereford six months ago today. West Mercia Police have today released two images of people they would like to speak to. Do you recognise yourself in these images? If so, you could hold vital information which could help the police find who killed Christian. With Christmas just around the corner help the police to give Christian’s family the justice they deserve. If you have any information call the incident room on 0800 056 0944 or call 101. £10,000 is being offered for information which leads to the conviction of those responsible for Christian’s death. ‪#‎speakupforchristian‬
×