Hodge Hill drug crime

In November last year, Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne talked of a persistant drug crime problem in the local area and efforts in place to attempt to control the problem.

Speaking of new initiatives, the local MP described plans for a ‘taking the ground’ scheme which intended to clean up the area in order to deter drug dealers from hanging around Hodge Hill.

However, five months on and West Midlands Police find that they are still carrying out drug searches accross Hodge Hill.

On 21st April @bhameastpolice announced just how many search warrants they had carried out in the area. :

“Our teams in Hodge Hill constituency have carried out 21 warrants (drugs and search warrants) since the start of April#serveprotectwmp

If you have any complaints of drug dealing in the local area, get in touch via our ‘contact’ page or leave a comment below.

West Midlands Police ‘Tweeting’ live today

Five members of West Midlands Police press office are in Birmingham Magistrates Court today, tweeting live from the court rooms.

Starting from around 10 am, the tweets are planned to run throughout the morning. All tweets are tagged with the hash tag #wmpcts.

So far they have broadcasted live results of crimes associated with drugs, drink driving and theft. Click here to start following the live feed.

Police Appeal: Anti Social Behaviour- Castle Bromwich

West Midlands Police are asking for people to come forward regarding anti-social behaviour in the Green Lane area of Castle Bromwich. The specific roads concerned are Wyckham road and Windleaves road.

If you have any information regarding people involved please contact telephone number 0345 113 5000  ext 7922 6741.

Alternatively, you can email castlebromwich@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Hodge Hill: Have your say!

According to west-midlands.police.uk the main priorities that arose in the last neighbourhood tasking meeting were tackling drug dealing and drug use on the Bromford Estate, reducing anti social behaviour and parking issues around our schools.

From personal experience, I know that travelling past Hodge Hill school on early mornings and in the afternoons, traffic can be quite hectic.

To find out  what is in progress to tackle these issues, residents of Hodge Hill can attend a neighbourhood tasking meeting.

Don’t sit back and let issues about your area go unspoken, the next meeting for Hodge Hill will be held at Ambridge House, Bromford Drive on February 24th at 10am.

Police and council members urge you to tell them about crime and community issues in your area.

What do you think are the main issues in Hodge Hill? Leave your comments below.

For more information visit the West Midlands Police website.

Hodge Hill is put on the map… the crime map

According to Police.uk Hodge Hill have 201 reported crimes in the area, ranging from burglary to violent crime, anti social behavior and vehicle crime.

In a radius stretching as far as Fort Parkway to Kitts Green road the crimes include:

-21 counts of burglary

-61 counts of anti-social behavior

-6 counts of robbery

-16 counts of vehicle crime

-33 counts of violent crime

-64 counts of other crime, which can include criminal damage, shoplifting and drug offences.

Bromford Drive proved to have the most counts of crime in the radius, with a total of 13 reported crimes, 3 of those on Sundew Croft including burglary, anti social behavior, violent crime and other crime.

Moving up to Chester road in Castle Bromwich, there are 8 reported counts of crime including anti social behavior, violent crime and other crime.

The site requires only a postcode to provide you access to crime data in your area.

Access Police.uk here.