As the policing commander for Herefordshire I think it is important that I communicate clearly with local residents following the events of this afternoon, the 16th May 2013.
At approximately 1525 on Thursday 16th May 2013 we received a telephone call from the ambulance service telling us they were responding to a report of two men who had been stabbed. We have established that this occurred in a private address in Broxash Drive, Hereford.
A significant number of police resources were deployed to the location. These resources included firearms officers, plain clothes and uniform response officers and dog units.
At around 15:40 only 15 minutes after the call, two men were located at a private address in
Golden Post Hereford where one was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. After a short stand, off another man was arrested at the same location.
This was a fast moving investigation that required the deployment a significant number of police resources. I would like to re-iterate some key messages:
• We have two men in custody, and there is no longer any threat to the community.
• Those arrested are believed to be known to the injured men.
• We have significant policing resources committed to investigative interviewing, forensic investigation, crime scene searches and house to house enquiries.
I would like to thank the local communities in Hereford for their understanding and support during this police operation.
Whilst the identity of the injured men is known to some members of the community, police will only be confirming these identities in due course. Whilst both men were seriously assaulted, their respective conditions are not believed to be life threatening. We are providing support to them and their families at this time.
It is important for me to acknowledge that these were very serious incidents, but please be reassured there is no longer a threat to the community of Herefordshire.
Members of the public who believe that they have information that may be relevant to the police investigation are to contact West Mercia Police on 101 and ask for officers at Hereford, or please approach any of my staff who will be patrolling your areas whilst they conduct house to house enquiries over the next few days.
Please come and support my daughter 'Steph James' she will be performing live at the 'Rose & Crown' Hereford June 1st, any support would be really appreciated.
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Does anyone know who is responsible and if it going to be sorted ?
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I have had a year without a dog when our last dog died and we have recently adopted a rescue dog from the Dog Trust.
Whilst out walking we go down by the brook - the path that leads from Golden Post through to the Meadow at Belmont. I have never been so disgusted by the amount of dog mess that irresponsible dog owners are leaving behind!! When out with my last dog, there was never as much dog mess as there is now! Its disgusting!
I can never let my dog do its business and never pick it up as its totally unhygienic and why should the lovely walking area be ruined for other users of the path?? Even when I walk my dog I pick up my dogs mess and put it in the bin - a simple little job that takes less than a minute to do.
But even whilst I'm doing this I see other dog owners who have their big dogs off the lead quite happily walking ahead whilst their dog is going to the toilet. Even when the owners know their dogs have just been they still leave the dog mess behind and carry on walking!
There's so much dog mess everywhere and with several bins along the brook path, there's just no excuse for it!!
Its bad enough that some dog owners let their dog off the lead and have no control over them, but to leave the dog mess behind is disgusting!!
Its making the place look untidy and you constantly have to look where your walking as there is dog mess everywhere in the grass!
Upon the meadow - where loads of dog walkers go, there is loads of dog mess there too! And would you believe the mentality of some people who actually use dog pooh-bags to pick up the dog mess and then proceed to throw the bag into the bushes or trees so they're left hanging there like some kind of bad Christmas decoration! Absolutely disgusting!! I know the meadow seriously lacks bins, but responsible owners like myself actually carry the filled bags and put it in the nearest public bin on the way back home - or even put the bag in our own bins.
Come on dog owners part of having the responsibility of a dog is to clean up after them!!!! Please think of other users of the area and children and how bad the dog mess looks to visitors to Belmont!
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The footpath from Brampton Road stores to The Great Western Way. Loads of litter here for a week. 8th March 2012
Graffiti on garden fence where footpath in front of Millard Close joins Waterfield Road. This has been here for at least two years and is seen by many travelling on the local 74 bus. 8th March 2012
Glass on numerous footpaths unswept for weeks. In particular the path running between Sherborne Close and Dunoon Mead down to Barons Mead. 8th March 2012
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This stupid idea of Hereford Council I assume is designed to prevent a build up of people coming out of nightclubs...well guess what? It does not work! Because now people que at the sandwich bar in Commercial Road or in the 24 hour garage.
So why can we not buy hot food? It's no wonder many people think the nightlife and everything else is so poor and choose to avoid Hereford altogether! This Council needs to have a rethink and get into the 21st Century!
Hereford is becoming like a ghost town both during the day and night!
I have written to the Hereford Times expressing my opinion and quite a lot of other locals too
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A nearby neighbour also suffers with the same problem, and we keep in close touch.
I report all incidences to the police, who say other reports have been made to them.
So far the perpetrators have not been identified, but the following has been noted:-
The throwing usually starts between 8.00 and 9.00 pm during the week, and also at the weekend during the day..
They are usually in groups of three, roughly between the ages of 10 to 16
One has light hair, wears a blue jacket with white stripes, and matching trainers.
There is a possibility that one, or more of them, live near Skenfrith Av
Any helpful information would be appreciated email@example.com
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I’ve received some more information from the Highways Agency regarding the petition you submitted.
We cannot undertake an updated survey at this time because of traffic disruption caused by the large amount of scheduled road works and development in the area
• Newmarket Street is about to be closed eastbound on 12th May by Welsh Water for 4 weeks.
• Works are to commence on schemes on Edgar Street for resurfacing.
• The PPP scheme is due to commence in June next year. Works involve the A49/A465 Belmont Road junction and forms part of the Government’s determination to deliver vital road improvements to boost the economy, reduce congestion and improve safety. The scheme will reduce congestion by realigning the junction and adding signals to account for local traffic movements to and from the supermarket and the A465. The scheme supports the Edgar Street Grid regeneration scheme and the Rotherwas Enterprise Zone and the creation of 7,575 jobs and 3,300 homes by 2020. The start date of the scheme is 10 June 2013 for 11 weeks.
• As stated above the redevelopment of the Cattle Market site is also underway at present which involves retail shops and housing development.
We will have to review the signal timings again and undertake queue surveys when traffic patterns have settled after the summer holidays and once the development is open.
Please note that last sentence 'ONCE THE DEVELOPMENT IS OPEN'! That is late 2014 yes?
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How useless is that! restricted to one lane, so cars coming from Abergavenny will completely miss this and will still continue to queue preventing vehicles from Belmont getting onto the Belmont Road as you can see, this defeats the whole object and anyone trying to edge their way out from Belmont will cover this little sign!
So I thought I would help Amey out by giving them a little clue on how it should look...
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This post is well redundant and seems to serve no purpose, so why is it still there? obviously dangerous in this case...
While I have been out and about, I have noticed that there are lots of dead unsightly posts.
Why is this? is it that Amey or who ever is responsible can't be bothered to remove them or what? I found another here near the top of Newton Farm, on the walkway down towards the school and another one here near the 'hardly ever open waste of money' Newton Farm police station.
I am sure there must be plenty more, feel free to add any that you find, can these be removed at some stage?
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