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Week proves busy time for 999 crews

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 01, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

Week proves busy time for 999 crews

Week proves busy time for 999 crews

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EMERGENCIES services across the Staffordshire Moorlands were called to deal with raids on property, road traffic collisions and an arson incident during the Christmas week.

In the early hours of Christmas morning two people were arrested following a road traffic collision in Cheddleton.

Police officers were called to the incident at 3.52am in Cheddleton Road.

A police spokesman said: “A the result of a road traffic collision two people were arrested after giving positive road side breath samples.

“One male has now been charged with driving with excess alcohol and without insurance. He has been bailed to appear at court.”

On Boxing Day night arsonists set fire to a vehicle parked outside the former Topps Tile shop in Brook Street, Leek.

The fire spread to the building which has just been taken over by the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust.

A police spokesman said: “We received a call at 10.23pm where a Renault Megane had been deliberately ignited while parked near the shop front.

“The fire spread to the building causing the uPVC double glazed units and signage to be damaged.”

On Boxing Day police received reports of a garage being broken into at Armshead Road, Werrington.

A glass window was smashed to gain access. However nothing was reported missing.

Thieves also raided a detached garage at a semi rural location at Newtown between Biddulph and Rushton on Boxing Day.

A lock was forced and thieves stole a Oset Spider 16-inch electric motor bike worth £1,200 along with a white freestyle scooter, which has red wheels. The raid occurred between 5pm and 9.50pm.

Staffordshire Police are appealing for the public's assistance with a burglary in Oakamoor.

Officers were called at around 12pm on Friday, December 27, to a report of a burglary at the Davies Worthington Sports ground in the village.

The offence is likely to have taken place between 6pm on Christmas Eve and midday on Friday December 27.

Property including a widescreen TV, tools, cash and alcohol were taken.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 348 of 27 December.

On Saturday, December 28, two people were freed when their Land Rover Discovery left the road near the centre of Onecote village.

A man aged 72 and a female aged 71, who came from Ipstones, were rescued from their vehicle by fire crews from Ipstones and Leek. A spokesman for Ipstones Fire Station said: “The vehicle was on its side and two people were trapped.

“They were released and assessed by paramedics at the scene.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to Onecote village at 3.40pm on Saturday following reports of a road traffic collision.

“One ambulance and rapid response vehicle were sent to the incident. Two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries by paramedics.

“They did not require hospital treatment.”

Thieves also attempted to break into Moorlands Radio over the weekend.

The premises, at Stockwell Villas off Stockwell Street, Leek, suffered damage to the front door.

The locking mechanism was also damaged.

The incident occurred between 10pm on Saturday, December 28, and 10am on Sunday, December 29.

Witnesses to any of the incidents are urged to call Staffordshire Police on their 101 number. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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