Widnes Inner

The areas Appleton, Simms Cross, Kingsway and Lower House are all covered by the Widnes Inner team. The area includes the town's rugby stadium, Spike Island and the Widnes side of the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Widnes Inner Team

Neil Edgar


Leeroy Moss


Chris Ball


Beat manager for Kingsway

Nicola Richards


Policing Priorities

From 1st October 2017 to 31st October 2017 the policing priorities for this area will be

In the build up to the Halloween/Bonfire night period, Cheshire police will be working closely with Halton Community Safety Team, Cheshire Fire and local housing providers to reduce/prevent issues.

Due to a recent increase in burglaries where keys are stolen from houses in order to steal cars on the drive we will be working hard to combat this. 
To keep your vehicles safe do not leave keys on display in your home or keep them in locations that can be reached using hooks put through windows, letterboxes, cat-flaps etc. It may be convenient for you to hang them by the door but it's also convenient for thieves! 

With the summer months and good weather upon us, Widnes Police are increasing our work to tackle the nuisance and anti social behaviour of off-road bikes.  As part of this operation we have identified key areas used by these riders and increased patrols at key times. We are also running a number of joint operations with specialist units.

We are committed to tackling this on-going issue and appeal for the help of the local community in identifying those responsible for this unlawful and anti-social behaviour. We have a specific email address for this operation which can be used anonymously by members of the public to advise and pass any information which may assist us in the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. The specific information we are interested in is:

Description of rider / clothing 

Name / address of rider if known

Description of bike including any distinguishing marks

Address of where bikes are coming from / being stored

If you have any information that you wish to send to us you can do this in a number of ways:

Tel: 999 (in an emergency)

Tel: 101 (non emergency )

Tel: 0800 555 111 (Crimestoppers  - can be used anonymously)

Email: operation.scrambler@cheshire.pnn.police.uk


Due to the information we receive bikes are continuing to be seized and offenders dealt with.

You said, we did

From 31st August 2017 to 30th September 2017
You said:


Drug dealing and general drug activity in the West Bank Area.


We did:


Following information reported to us by the public, a number of drugs warrants have been executed across Riverside, with Class A and Class B drugs seized. A number of people were arrested in relation to drug offences.

Any further information please contact 101, your local beat manager, PCSO or simply contact crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.





You said:

You said there was persistent drug-dealing taking place in some locations in Appleton

We did:

We conducted extra patrols both in uniform and undercover, and conducted a warrant on an address. This lead to valuable information and several arrests.

You said:

Illegal parking in various locations was making life hard for local residents and disabled badge holders.

We did:

Extra patrols on; Albert Road, Liebig Court, Carey Street, Deacon Road, Joseph Street and Sayce Street. Tickets have been issued and awareness of the parking rules passed on in person and via social media. We are also looking to work with the council to resolve the issues longer term.

You said:

You wanted to see police officers more often in the town centre.

We did:

We set up a stall for a week in the town centre offering crime prevention advice and raising awareness about hate crime, drink driving and keeping children safe online. Cheshire Fire and the THINK car made an appearance for a day too!

You said:

Certain people in Hough Green were causing constant nuisance and distress for residents.

We did:

Community protection notices have been issued to control the disruptive behaviour and allow residents to live their lives in peace

What are your priorities?

We pick local priorities based on feedback from the public and our knowledge of policing issues in the area.

Tell us what you want us to focus on this month using the form below. If you don't want to use the form you can come to a local meeting, call us, or speak to a local officer.

Do not use this form to report a crime or an urgent matter. If you wish to report a crime please call our non-emergency number 101 or call 999 if it is an emergency.

Your message will be sent through to the local policing team for consideration as a Policing Priority for this area.

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