Weekly Crime Update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Please see below for the past seven days crime in Adel and Wharfedale Ward received from PC Karina Ingham;

Between the 10-13th November a burglary occurred at Holt Lane, Adel where a patio door was forced off its hinges. Once inside a small amount of cash was stolen.

At around 1715 hours on the 14th November a suspect attempted to force a widow on a property at Dale Park Walk, Cookridge. They were disturbed by the homeowner and made off, enquiries are still being made in relation to this attempt burglary.

Between the 10-16th November an attempt burglary occurred at a property on Cookridge Lane, Cookridge. The suspect attempted to force a window but due to additional internal locks it could not be opened.

Between the 17-18th November a burglary occurred at a Farm on Kings Road, Bramhope and commercial power tools were stolen.

On a slightly sadder note, on Friday 17th November a dog has attacked seven sheep on land off Long Causeway, Adel. As a result three have died and four have been badly injured. If anyone has information about this crime or would like to come forward as the dog owner responsible please call 101 and quote reference 13170539613.

Many thanks,

Karina

PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North WestOtley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

*Update* Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received (15/11/17), Highways Services via Cllr Billy Flynn, and which may be of interest to you.

“Dear All

As per my email of the 26th of October

Yorkshire Water’s contractor – Amey – have completed their investigation works into the collapsed sewer on Weetwood Lane

Repair works will begin on Thursday (tomorrow) with the initial excavations being carried out using the 2 way lights that are currently in place

By Wednesday of next week (22nd November) Amey will be in the position to expose the sewer fully

This is an old brick sewer which is 0.6m in diameter

A large excavation pit will be required.

This will be over 4m deep and potentially up to 16m long

Given the location of the excavation and the machinery that will be required on site there will not be enough carriageway width to allow traffic to pass safely.

Therefore, Weetwood Lane will need to be closed from the entrance to Oxley Hall student flats to the entrance to The Hollies park.

Access will be maintained for residents but there will be no through route to the Ring Road from A660 Otley Road and vice versa

Traffic will be diverted via Ring Road Weetwood – Lawnswood Roundabout – Otley Road and vice versa

The closure will come into effect at 10am on the 22nd November and will remain in place for 5 weeks

Amey will have teams working 7 days a week until the job is completed

Given the highly traffic sensitive nature of the road network in this area, significant disruption should be expected. Especially during the morning and evening peaks

Advanced warning signs will be placed on site today to warn regular road users of what to expect

Yorkshire Water will also be issuing information to the local press and radio to alert the wider public

The digital message sign outside Weetwood Police station on the A660 will also display information regarding the closure

We will continue to work closely with Yorkshire Water/Amey and ensure that the works are completed as quickly as possible

Please feel free to pass this information on to any other party that may find it useful

If you have any question please let me know.”

Kind regards

Kenny

Einformation: Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received today (26/10/17), Highways Services via Cllr Barry Anderson, and which may be of interest to you.

“I am writing to inform you that 2 way traffic lights will be set up on Weetwood Lane near to the Oxley Hall flats tonight.

Yorkshire Water have been investigating the severe depression in the carriageway at this location and have discovered that the sewer has collapsed underneath this section of road.

The lights have been set up initially to stop vehicles driving over that particular area of carriageway.

This will also allow them to carry out further investigations with a view to carrying out a full sewer repair shortly.

Unfortunately when the full repair begins it is likely that Weetwood Lane will have to be closed for a number of weeks given the limited road space and size and depth of the excavations that will be required.

However, more will become clear once they have carried out their investigations.

I will be sure to keep you all updated once I have more specific info regarding dates etc.

The lights will be manually controlled throughout the am/pm peaks to ensure that the traffic queues are being managed as efficiently as possible.

I have asked that Yorkshire Water carry out a letter drop to inform affected residents and let them know what to expect and who to contact if they have any queries.

Information boards will also be placed on site.

If you have any questions, please let me know.”

Kind Regards

Area Network Manager – Leeds North
Network Management
Highways Services
Leeds City Council

Einformation: PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO. 60 – CHURCH LANE ADEL

Please see below information regarding the above received from Cllr Barry Anderson, which may be of interest to you.

As you may be aware the above footpath which runs from Church Lane to Bedquilts has been due to be upgraded following discussions and agreements between the Council and the owners of the various properties that have shared private vehicular access via this footpath.

I have now received an update from the Public Rights of Way Officer today (25/10/17) to say that following negotiations it has been agreed that an innovative, sustainable surfacing and drainage technique has been identified and will be used here, known as “flexi-pave” which comprises bound recycled rubber and stone chippings.

Once the agreements with the residents have been completed in respect of financial contribution an order will be raised by the Council in respect of their share of the cost.

It is hoped the work can start sometime in November. Whilst the work takes place it will be necessary to close off the path temporarily to public use and the work will be done over 3 to 5 days with 4 individual days need for the flexi pave surface to set properly.

I attach a plan how each individual section will be done on 4 different days and will start at the Bedquilts end and finish at the Church Lane end.

 

Severe Weather Warning:

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Wind

Valid from 12:00 on Mon, 16th Oct 2017 until 23:55 on Mon, 16th Oct 2017

Leeds is on the very edge of the area covered by the warning so may or may not be impacted to the extent of the below forecast.

Very strong winds are forecast to affect most western and some central parts of the UK during Monday. These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles. Southerly winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph across much of the warning area with the potential for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas.

For more information visit http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/guide/weather/severe-weather-advice;

Kind Regards

Duty Emergency Planning Officer
Resilience and Emergencies Team (RET)

Office hrs: 0113 3786000
Out of hrs: 0113 3760399

Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/prepared

Official Twitter: @leedsemergency

Weekly crime update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Please see below for the past seven days crime in Adel and Wharfedale Ward received from PC Karina Ingham;

There was a burglary at Holtdale Way, Holt Park where a resident found an Eastern European male in her kitchen, he had entered through an unlocked door. She challenged the male and he attempted to steal a mobile phone. The lady managed to pull her phone from the male and he made off. A name has been put forward for this suspect and this is being investigated. Please lock doors behind you as this man may still be in the area.

There was a burglary at East Causeway Vale, Adel on the 12th October, the suspects smashed a patio door and located keys for a performance vehicle inside the address. The vehicle was stolen but has now been located and recovered by Police in Bradford. This is under investigation.

There was a theft of metal from a garden on Moseley Wood Walk, Cookridge, a vehicle registration was obtained and this is being investigated.

There was a theft from a motor vehicle on the 12th October on Otley Road, Bramhope. The suspects forced a door lock to the car and stole a pedal cycle and a tomtom.

There was a burglary on Moseley Wood Green, Cookridge overnight 13-14th October where the suspects snapped the lock of a residential property and gained entry.

There was a burglary to an outbuilding on the 10th October on Otley Road, Adel.

There was an attempt burglary at a commercial premise on The Crescent, Adel between the 7-10th October, the lock was damaged but no entry gained.

There was a vehicle interference on Holtdale Garth between 7-8th October where a sliding door of a van was tampered with, no entry was gained.

There was a theft from motor vehicle on Farrar Lane between 7-8th October where a van window was smashed and tools were stolen.

There were two burglaries to business premises in Cookridge on the 8th October, Police attended an alarm activation at one and detained a suspect. He has been arrested and charged with several burglary offences and will be in Court later this month.

The Police Community Support Officers were out this week conducting crime reduction leaflet drops around the Ward, as the nights get darker please be aware of home security, lock doors and windows. There is traditionally an increase in crime in the run up to Christmas and our crime reduction officer is available to give any advice that anyone may need.

Many thanks,
Karina
PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

MAP SCAM [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Please see below an alert for all to send out received today from PC Karina Ingham;

MAP SCAM – BEWARE!
On the 3rd October a resident attended at Bramhope Medical Centre in their vehicle. Before they got out of the car they were approached by a male who distracted them with a large paper map and spoke with broken English, asking for directions. Whilst the resident was distracted by this male her handbag was taken from the vehicle.

This distraction was used before in our area in Cookridge, residents were followed home from supermarkets after being watched using their chip and pin cards. Handbags were then stolen and the bank cards were used by the suspects who had seen the pin numbers whilst in the shop.

Please be vigilant and if approached do not speak to the person and lock your car door and protect your possessions.

Please report any incident to the Police on 101 or if an ongoing crime via 999.

Many thanks,
Karina
PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.