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Dispatch - Colchester Edition - Issue #8

Dispatch - Colchester Edition
Welcome to Dispatch - Colchester Edition.

23 August - 30 August
Local News
Essex Police Special Constabulary
Just a few of our brilliant @EPColchester Specials out in the #Colchester city centre keeping everyone safe this evening.

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Essex Roads Policing
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Whilst in #Colchester we were appalled to see a one year old child being carried on her mother's lap yesterday. This is totally unacceptable, the driver was reported.
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Colchester Man Charged With Multiple Burglaries
A man has been charged with 12 counts of burglary and 1 count of criminal damage following a number of reports regarding burglaries in Colchester Town Centre.
A 37 year old man was arrested on Monday 22nd August 2022 in Colchester on suspicion of Burglary.
After investigation, this man from Colchester was charged with 12 burglaries that occurred between July and August in the town centre and one criminal damage.
He was remanded in custody when he appeared at Colchester magistrates court on 23rd August 2022.
Police station open day
On Saturday 27th August 2022 we will be opening the gates and doors at the police station for an open day.
We will have a range of vehicles, activities and things to see and do so please pop in, say “hello” and see the different ways we keep people safe and catch criminals.
Our partner agencies will be with us too to speak to and get advice on a range of topics such as online safety, keeping your children safe and much more.
We will be “open” from 12pm-4pm so come along in between these times.
Ballin with a Bobby is back this Thursday.
We have already held sessions in Greenstead, Wivenhoe and West Mersea where we have had a great turn out and good conversations with young people about policing and the issues they feel affect them and their community.
Through Basketball England’s #Projectswish we have helped improve some of the local facilities already.
Come along this Thursday to School Road, Monkwick to develop and learn new skills, and have a conversation with your local officers.
4-5pm Primary school children
5-6pm Secondary school children
We will then be holding our finale at Old heath recreation ground on Wednesday 31st August at the same times. We hope to see you there!
Find our more about policing in your area
Community news
Advice and information on our website
Upcoming events
We host a number of events throughout the district where you can get to know some of the police officers and staff who protect and serve your community. Talk to us about the things that are causing you concern in your communities, get crime prevention advice or find out what we’re doing to tackle antisocial behaviour in your area. Whatever you would like to discuss about local policing, we’re here to listen and work with our local partners to resolve any issues.
Saturday 27th August – 12pm-4pm – POLICE STATION OPEN DAY- COLCHESTER POLICE STATION
Tuesday 30th August - 10am-11am - coffee with cops- Harpers cafe Boxted
Take a look at our Facebook page for details of our events, or head to the Your Area section of our website.
Please note events may be cancelled at short notice due to operational demands, details of which will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Crime prevention advice
Crime prevention advice on our website
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Ask the Police
Question
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Below is a brief overview of the different laws concerning graffiti:
  • Graffiti is an offence of criminal damage and can be reported to your local police force via 101. If prosecuted, the offender could face a fine or even imprisonment.
  • Under 16’s are not permitted to buy aerosol paint cans.
  • Local authorities can issue fixed penalty notices for offences of graffiti.
  • Local authorities are responsible for cleaning it up from public buildings and fixtures. They can also clean it from private buildings and can bill the owner for the work.
Some UK Councils provide spaces called ‘free walls’ for graffiti artists to use for their art. To find where you nearest free walls are, contact your local authority. See the websites in related information to find your local authority.
  • If you know someone who is causing graffiti call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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