Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Crime Update


Serious Assault

Two local teenagers have been charged in connection with a serious assault on a 19-year-old man from Weaverham. The victim was hit over the head with a baseball bat causing significant injuries.

At approximately 10:15 pm on Saturday 16 September 2017 police were called to reports of an assault in Russet Road, Weaverham. 

A short time later two males were detained and arrested. Bradley Thomas 18 years old was later interviewed and charged with GBH and possession of an offensive weapon. A 17-year-old boy was later charged with possession of an offensive weapon. 

Both appeared before West Cheshire Magistrates Court on 18th September 2017 and were given bail to an address in Winsford and not to enter the Weaverham area.

Burglary Offences


Between Friday 15th and 16th of September 2017 a farm on Hill Top Road Acton Bridge, Northwich had a cowshed entered and a leaf blower was stolen.


During the same period, a horse tack room and a mobile caravan were broken into on land on Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge.


A house was broken into in London Road, Davenham between Monday 11th September and Friday 15th September 2017. A quantity of cash was stolen.



Update on two Tarporley incidents of children being approached by unknown males


We have been aware that these incidents have caused significant concerns in the local community and, following investigations, I am now able to confirm that nothing untoward took place during the Bowmere Road incident. 


“A local man has now been spoken to in relation to the incident and he has provided an explanation to officers, and it appears to have been an innocent encounter.”


Enquiries relating to the incident on Forest Road on at approximately 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th September remain on-going and at the current time, the two incidents do not appear to be connected. 


The vehicle involved is believed to be a silver/ grey saloon style vehicle. The driver is described as a white man, possibly in his 30’s with his hood up.


Active enquires into the Forest road incident remain on-going and I urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact us.


“I would also remind anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to contact us immediately on 101.”


Anyone with any information in relation to the Forest Road incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 167 of 14/9/2017. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.


Operation Anort

Operation ANORT ran on Wednesday 13th September targeting road related offences and travelling criminals across the area, acting on community concerns. Local officers worked alongside the force Roads Policing Unit, with motorbikes and cars flooding the area; at the same time, fixed locations operating ANPR and speed enforcement equipment were used to locate and target offenders.

Northwich locations included; Chester Road, Manchester Road, Middlewich Road and the Davenham Bypass.


Winsford locations included; Bostock Road, Middlewich Road and Road One.

More than 60 traffic offences were identified including 43 speeding motorists, several vehicle condition offences and a handful of seatbelt & mobile phone offences. During the day 4 vehicles seizures for no insurance and/or unlicenced driving and 2 arrests were made for drug-related offences. A successful day by all accounts, Northwich LPU roads are hopefully a little safer but the work is never complete. Several drivers were reminded that road safety is a priority and we will not accept illegal behaviour on our roads especially when it puts the public in danger. However this is an on-going challenge and we will continue our efforts on a daily basis, with more collaborative operations in the future.



Speed Enforcement 


On the evening of Monday 18 September 2017 enforcement was carried out in Station Road and Sandy Lane, Weaverham. 48 offences were captured with drivers exceeding the 30mph speed limit and will be issued with summonses.



Community Awareness if you travel over the River Mersey

In around three weeks’ time, the new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open.

The bridge will be a new six-lane toll road over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes and will open to relieve the congested Silver Jubilee Bridge.


Both the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge (which will be shut for a period of time) will be toll roads, but they will be free for eligible Halton residents to cross providing they have registered with Merseyflow.


The unregistered toll rate will be £2 per one-way trip for a car or a small van, but if you live outside Halton you can register with Merseyflow and choose one of two different options to reduce the cost of tolls.


Full details of these options can be found on the Merseyflow website


If you don’t register you will have to pay the full toll – £2 per one-way trip – every time you cross the bridge.


There are no toll booths along the route, and you will have to pay this charge by midnight the day after you cross the bridge or you will be issued with a penalty notice of up to £60.


So, for example, if you crossed the bridge on a Monday morning you would have until 11.59pm on Tuesday night to pay the toll fee.


Individuals will be responsible for any penalty notices received, whether incurred through personal or business related journeys.



Is your car ready for the Autumn and Winter months?


As the nights draw in and the days get shorter can you look to ensure your vehicles are roadworthy for the winter period. Ensure all your lights are working, windscreen wash topped up, tyres checked, battery checked and the heaters working. Don’t be caught out with these simple checks they could save you time money and an accident?




Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.