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 April 2018 to 30th April 2018 the policing priorities for this area will be

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! 

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 28th February 2018 to 31st March 2018
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:

Illegal parking in various locations, including around Farifield Primary School and Millfield Road, was making life hard for local residents and disabled badge holders.

We did:

Ongoing extra patrols, tickets and advisory notices 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 told us you wanted to see more of a police presence in the town centre.

We did:

Throughout December we're running Operation Blue Christmas - extra patrols will be out on foot through the busy shopping period keeping you safe.

You said:

You told us drug activity made your streets less pleasant places to live.

We did:

Along with colleagues from Merseyside police, we conducted numerous warrants across Widnes and Merseyside, arrested 29 offenders and worked with housing providers to close the problem houses for up to three months.
See the full story here https://www.cheshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news/early-morning-raids-carried-out-across-widnes/

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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