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January 27, 2022

Council is updated on crime figures

Anti-social behaviour is on the decrease in a Moorlands town but rape is on the increase – according to a Police report presented to community leaders last week. Although no representative from Staffordshire Police was able to attend last week’s monthly Leek Town Council meeting, a report was sent in from the force and circulated to councillors ahead of the meeting which took place on Tuesday, January 18.

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January 27, 2022

Fly-tipped rubbish was cannabis waste

Police have confirmed that a large pile of rubbish bags which were dumped in the Moorlands recently included the remains of a cannabis growing operation. Last week we ran a report about and a photo of the offending fly-tipped rubbish which had been found on the grass verge next to a road in Winnothdale between Freehay and Great Gate, near Cheadle last week.

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December 30, 2021

Tools stolen during spate of break-ins

Residents in the Moorlands are being urged to keep outbuildings secure after a series of break-ins. The warning has been sent out by Staffordshire Police after four outbuildings in Leek were broken into last week.

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December 10, 2021

Police appeal after delivery cage blaze

Staffordshire Police are currently investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on Tape Street in Cheadle at the weekend. Staffordshire Fire & Rescue crews were called out to extinguish the blaze, which occurred near Iceland food store just after 9pm on Sunday (December 6).

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November 30, 2021

Police clampdown on cannabis continues

ONE man has been arrested and two people are under investigation following two police actions in the Uttoxeter area.

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September 9, 2021

Part of former pub collapses into road

A main road through a Moorlands village was closed for some time this week after part of a former public house collapsed with debris falling into the road. Fortunately no one was hurt when part of the former Blacks Head pub in Tean collapsed on Monday (September 6) lunchtime. The whole building has since been taken down due to health and safety concern.

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September 2, 2021

Warning after catalytic converter thefts in the Moorlands

Police are warning vehicle owners to be vigilant after a series of catalytic converter thefts have taken place in the Moorlands. The warning has been sent out by Staffordshire Police after three incidents of such thefts in Cheadle and Cheddleton.

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July 29, 2021

Rescue community pulls together to help 11 dogs in need

Several rescue centres from across the Moorlands have pulled together to help 11 dogs in need. Police were called to an address in Cheadle last Wednesday (July 21) following reports of concern for the safety of an adult who was then taken to hospital.

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June 24, 2021

Police appeal after 20 lambs stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after 20 lambs have been stolen from a farm in the Moorlands. The incident happened at a farm near Alton earlier this month.

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June 17, 2021

Appeal after woman assaulted while out dog walking

Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked while walking her dog. The incident involved a 53-year-old woman who was punched in the face during the ordeal which happened along a Moorlands canal recently.

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June 16, 2021

Police campaign – wear your seat belt

POLICE have handed out 23 tickets to people not wearing seatbelts over the course of just six hours at the weekend.

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June 3, 2021

Multiple arrests during ‘County Lines’ week

A total of 19 arrests were made and two people safeguarded during a busy week of ‘County Lines’ action for Staffordshire Police recently. The force has stated that officers arrested 15 men and one woman, as well as three boys, on suspicion of drugs offences.

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