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Bradley Stoke crime rate hit highest level for five years in June

Posted on Thursday 13th September 2018 at 10:46 pm by SH (Editor)

Chart showing monthly crime totals in Bradley Stoke: July 2017 to June 2018.

Official Home Office statistics show that there was a significant increase in the total monthly number of crimes taking place in Bradley Stoke during June 2018, with 114 cases being recorded.

This is the first time that more than 100 crimes have been recorded in the town within a single month since the recording system categories were last changed in May 2013.

The June figure represents:

  • A 28 percent increase over the previous month (May 2018)
  • A 41 percent increase over the same month last year (Jun 2017)
  • A 40 percent increase over the average of the previous 12 months (Apr 2017 to May 2018)

Analysis of the detailed statistics, available at, show that crimes in the following categories were mainly responsible for the overall increase:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Other theft
  • Public order
  • Vehicle crime

Whilst acknowledging that it wouldn’t be sensible to draw conclusions about trends from a single month’s figures, the Journal approached Avon and Somerset Police for a statement about this extraordinary increase and enquired whether there were any special circumstances at play during June.

More: Increases in petrol-filling station drive-offs and shoplifting »

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Police seek witnesses after church defaced with racist graffiti

Posted on Thursday 21st October 2010 at 5:25 pm by SH (Editor)

Church of Christ the King

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after Christ the King Church in Bradley Stoke was damaged by graffiti.

Overnight Thursday to Friday 14th-15th October, graffiti that included a swastika, expletives and racist terms was daubed on the glass doors of the church and the columns either side.

Neighbourhood Inspector Bob Evely said:

“I can assure the community that we are following all lines of enquiry. I have written to councillors, youth workers and schools to tell them about the incident.”

“I would ask anyone with any information about those responsible for this damage to contact Filton police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through They never ask your name or trace your call.”

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Pub Watch Scheme hailed a success after first year

Posted on Thursday 7th October 2010 at 9:52 pm by SH (Editor)

The Three Brooks Public House, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The Stokes Pub Watch scheme, which covers licensed premises in Bradley Stoke, little Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Patchway, is being hailed a success by local police on the first anniversary of its introduction.

According to the Bradley Stoke Beat Team’s winter 2010 newsletter, a total of 28 people have been banned under the scheme in the past year and the number of calls to police from premises covered by the watch has fallen.

National Pubwatch

The pubs involved in the scheme are:

  • The Bradley Stoke
  • The Three Brooks
  • Baileys Court Inn
  • Little Stoke Social Club
  • Parkway Tavern
  • The Beaufort
  • The Travellers Rest

PC Steven Palmer said:

“With all the licensees working together so well we are finding that when there is the odd problem, the troublemaker is usually identified and dealt with really quickly. Under Pub Watch people can be barred for a few months or several years – as well as being arrested and charged to court if they commit a crime.”

Sharon McCalpin, licensee of The Bradley Stoke pub in Brook Way, said:

“I think it’s been brilliant. It’s a good deterrent and I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from customers. People know if they make a mistake in one pub it won’t just be that one they’re barred from.”

“As licensees we’re very united and call each other if we have any issues. We’ve got much better links with the police and licensing authority and the scheme is also helping us all keep up to date with changes in the law.”

Read on for the latest Bradley Stoke crime figures »

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Police step up patrols after spate of car vandalism

Posted on Sunday 11th July 2010 at 9:53 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car crime poster

Police say they have stepped up patrols after a spate of vandalism in which 27 cars were damaged in Bradley Stoke in the space of ten days (the Bristol Evening Post reports).

Journal readers first heard about the incidents in a reader’s comment on Tuesday, which reported that “rocks/bricks had been thrown through the windows of cars belonging to … a large number of Bradley Stoke residents”.

Another reader later revealed that cars had been vandalised in Ellicks Close and Oaktree Crescent in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to The Post, “incidents have been reported in The Beeches, Cornfield Close, Ellicks Close, Kemperleye Way, Mautravers Close, Winsbury Way and small cul-de-sacs off Hawkins Crescent.”

The paper says local police “are carrying out house-to-house inquiries, visiting victims and have stepped up patrols.”

The latest incidents follow an arson spree in March 2009 in which three cars were set ablaze within minutes of each other in The Beeches, Stoke Meadows and Winsbury Way.

Vandals also struck in May 2009, with numerous reports of screws being driven into the tyres of parked cars in roads that included Saxon Way, The Bluebells and Stoke Meadows.

Police are encouraging affected residents to attend the next meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group on Tuesday 20th July, where they will be able to raise concerns about any crime-related issue.

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