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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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Man jailed after stealing funds from pre-school

Posted on Saturday 26th March 2011 at 11:58 am by SH (Editor)

The Bristol Evening Post reports that a Bradley Stoke man has been given a 14 month jail sentence for stealing funds from a local pre-school.

Andrew Sheppard, of Chequers Court, stole more than £12,000 from Flying Start Pre-School, which was based at the Community Pavilion on Patchway Common.

Bristol Crown Court heard that the money was used to settle gambling debts and as part payment on a car.

The pre-school has since changed its name and appointed a new committee.

Read more: Bristol father steals £12k from pre-school funds to feed gambling habit

Related link: Child care in Bradley Stoke

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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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