Local policing priorities for Stoke

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.


Theft From Motor Vehicles

A number of vehicles have been broken into in the Morice Town and Stoke areas of the city. Residents are requested not to leave valuables on display in their vehicle and report anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles on 101 non emergency number or 999 should they see an offence taking place.

Issued 23 May, 2019


Tower blocks

Over the next 4 weeks, scaffolding will be erected on the 3 tower blocks in Devonport.  This will be managed by Mi-Space in conjunction with Plymouth Community Homes.  The security of all residents is primacy and although there will be some disruption caused this will be minimal.  The local Devonport Neighbourhood Team have held a number of meetings.  Security will be on site and also CCTV monitoring the location.

Issued 9 November, 2018

Action taken

Update: 15 January 2019 - Frequent Patrols

The local team patrol the area in and around the tower blocks regularly.

We liaise with the security teams in the blocks and PCH.

Actioned 15 January, 2019


Speeding Traffic in and around Valletort Road and Wilton Street STOKE

There has been an increase in vehicles exceeding the speed limits on Valletort Road and Wilton street. 2 Serious incidents recently have resulted in near misses and serious injury.


Update 23/05/2019

During a speed Gun operation carried out by the local neighbourhood team on valletort Road a male was caught driving at speed and after initially evading police the male was caught and successfully prosecuted and sentenced to the following:-

Dangerous Driving - 3 months imprisonment consecutive, Disqualified from driving for 12 months - extended test to be completed upon completion of ban, licence endorsed

£115 victim surcharge

Perverting the course of justice - 3 months imprisonment

Total = 6 months imprisonment


Issued 8 September, 2018

Action taken

Update: 23 May 2019 - Speed Watch

Local policing officers have been conducting speed checks in the area and will continue to conduct high visibilty patrols.

Actioned 23 May, 2019


Drug Dealing - Morice Town area

The team are aware that drugs are prevalent in the area. We will act robustly and aim to prosecute offenders who try to supply to our community. Intelligence from the public can be a key to opening doors!

If you have any information please contact the local neighborhood team. This can be done anonymously if preferred, or just stop and chat to us when you see us walking the beat.

Alternatively, use the 101 crime reporting form

Issued 7 June, 2018

Action taken

Update: 15 January 2019 - New Police Officer

Morice Town has a new local Policing officer, PC 6081 SANGER.

PC SANGER is aware of the ongoing issues in the area and continues to monitor.

Actioned 15 January, 2019


Drug Dealing - Cornwall St/Queen St

There has been an increase in people attending Cornwall Street and Queen Street locations and staying for a short period of time before leaving.  This also includes people arriving in taxis.  A number of stop checks have been conducted and will be ongiong in the coming months in an attempt to tackle this problem.

Issued 7 June, 2018

Action taken

Update: 15 January 2019 - High Visibility Patrols

The local Policing team has been conducted frequent high visibilty patrols in and around the area.

Actioned 15 January, 2019


Parking issues and unnecessary obstructions around schools in the Stoke area

Police and Plymouth city council have received several reports regards issues with motorists parking their vehicles inconsiderately and causing unnecessary obstructions around schools in the Stoke area at the times of dropping off and picking up children.   


Issued 2 May, 2018

Action taken

Update: 11 January 2019 - Joint Visit

A joint meeting was held on 16th Nov 2018 between the local policing officer PC BENWELL and the road safety team from Plymouth City Council. The council hace proposed to apply further double yellow lines and zig zags around the roads surronding Stoke Damerel Primary School.

Update: 11 January 2019 - School Patrols

PC BENWELL has been patrolling schools in the area before and after school.

Words of advice passed to parents about parking inconsiderably and the dangers associated with this.


15/11/18  The Stoke neighbourhood team have again been in attendance in and around the Wellington street, Paradise road, fellows place area to advise Members of the public who are parking inconsiderately and pass warnings to other drivers contravening the road traffic act.


Actioned 11 January, 2019


Parking issues Marlborough Street, Devonport.

Marlborough Street is a pedestrianised area during party of the day.  A number of vehicles have been seen to drive along this road and concerns have been raised regarding the safety of pedestrians.

Issued 23 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 15 January 2019 - High Visibility Patrols

PCSO Mitchell has been conducting frequent high visibilty patrols in the area.

She has been stopping motorists and has been educating the drivers on the current restricitions in the area for motor vehicles.

Actioned 15 January, 2019

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