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Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Chapel Street. Three males disturbed stealing from works van. The offenders got into a Silver BMW which drove off. Various items stolen. 6.30pm Saturday 8th June. 0297 08/06/2019
  • Burglary Residential. Barton Road. Shed broken into and hand tools stolen, including grinders and drills. Between 2ndand 5th June. 0112 05/06/2019
  • Burglary Residential. Barton Road. Barn broken into and items stolen including strimmer, trimmer and chainsaw. Overnight 4th & 5th June. 0075 05/06/2019
  • Burglary Residential. Barton Road. Garage / Barn broken into. Nothing found missing at the time of the report. Overnight 4th & 5th June. 0051 05/06/2019

Man charged with burglary and handling stolen goods – Stratford/Alcester

A man has been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods. Paul Andrews, aged 33 of no fixed abode, was charged on Thursday 6 June with burglary, two counts of handling stolen goods and one count of fraud by false representation. He appeared at Coventry and Warwickshire Magistrates Court and has been remanded in custody. He will next appear at Warwick Crown Court on 4 July 2019. The charges relate to four incidents in Alcester and Stratford between 29 January 2019 and 24 May 2019.

Dog Bite related Incidents in Alcester

We have had three incidents reported to us this week relating to people and dogs being attacked / bitten by other dogs that were either loose or not in control. All three reports are unrelated. All three incidents are being investigated and further details are to be obtained regarding the dogs involved and their owners. In one of the resolved cases the injured party has agreed that the dogs owner should be officially spoken to by the Police / Dog Warden. We include below some advice regarding the Law and Dogs:-

Overview – It’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as:

  • in a public place
  • in a private place, for example a neighbour’s house or garden
  • in the owner’s home

The law applies to all dogs.

Out of control – Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:

  • injures someone
  • makes someone worried that it might injure them

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of the following apply:

  • it attacks someone’s animal
  • the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal

A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

Penalties – You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed.

  • If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to 5 years or fined (or both). If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with ‘malicious wounding’.
  • If you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine (or both).
  • If you allow your dog to injure an assistance dog (for example a guide dog) you can be sent to prison for up to 3 years or fined (or both).

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