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Cheadle area Police report 12-18 Jan 2019

by Iain Roberts on 18 January, 2019

From Inspector Rob Hawksley:

Overall the period Saturday 12th January to Friday 18th January has been relatively good for the Cheadle and Bramhall Neighbourhood area.

We have had a series of burglaries in Bramhall but have arrested two youths on the 15th January which seems to have halted the current spike. I will be referring the two youths to the Youth Disorder Panel that meets monthly. This is attended by a wide range of partner agencies. I will be discussing the youth’s criminal behaviour. The other agencies will give details of what interventions (if any) they may be doing with the youth and their wider family. Between us we seek to develop interventions to improve their behaviour. The criminal matters will be dealt with at Youth Court and the Youth Offending Service.

The team of PCSO’s have been continuing with their police surgeries in various locations around the Neighbourhood. Please let me know if there is any location they could usefully attend.

Figures released at our monthly Tactical Coordinating Group meeting show a reduction in crime volumes across all of the Stockport areas. In particular Bramhall has seen a 24% (484 crimes) in 2018. Cheadle has seen a 14% (517 crimes) decrease.

Kind regards

Rob Hawksley

There have been 12 burglaries reported between Saturday 12th January and today.
Four of these have been in Bramhall. On the 12th January a house was broken into on Manor Road. The offenders smashed a read patio door, entered the house but did not steal anything. There were four cars on the drive at the time and it is possible they were looking for car keys.
Offenders gained entry to a house on Hartington Road, Bramhall at 02:30 hours on the 14th January via an unlocked door. They were disturbed by the owner and ran off.

There were two further burglaries in Bramhall on the 15th January. An address was targeted 21:30 hours on Kitts Moss Lane. A window was damaged but the offenders did not gain entry. Then a second property was targeted on Waterloo Road. Offenders smashed the kitchen window and stole car keys. They were disturbed trying to steal the car and made off.

Two 16 years were stopped nearby at 05:00 hours on Bramhall Lane South. They were searched and found with balaclava’s, screwdrivers and other tools, and due to the time, location and items were arrested for Going Equipped to Steal. They were interviewed and have been charged and are due in Stockport Youth Court on the 6th February. They have court bail conditions which include a curfew between 20:00 hours and 06:00 hours. We are checking that they are abiding by their conditions. There have been no further burglaries since their arrest. We are now looking to link them to the earlier burglaries.

There were two burglaries in Cheadle Hulme on the 13th January where doors were tried but no entry gained. There was a similar incident on 14th January in Gatley. A garage was broken in to on Brown Lane, Heald Green and a quad bike stolen on the 14th January, and then a car battery stolen from a front porch of a house in Heald Green on the 15th January. A house owners dog scared of would be burglars as they entered his house via an unlocked front door on Pendlebury Road, Gatley.


We have had 1 robbery reported this week. A 17 year old lad was stopped by two youths on Outwood Road. They threatened him, stole his bag and made off.

Theft of Motor Vehicle

A car was stolen from the driveway of a house on Torkington Road, Gatley on the 14th January.

Anti-Social Behaviour

We have had 6 reports of anti-social behaviour. These have ranged from arguments over parking, information about possible fights at schools and a person with mental health issues.

Rob Hawksley
Neighbourhood Inspector Cheadle, Gatley & Bramhall
Cheadle Heath Police Station


7 Responses

  1. Jean walker says:

    Just wondered if the violent thieves that attacked us in our own home on the 17th march 2018 and stabbed my husband have been found yet?

  2. John Hartley says:

    I think you can assume not, Jean. If they had been, I’m sure the cops would have been in touch as you are obviously the main witnesses.

  3. John H says:

    One can only speculate on the crime figures when you consider crimes NOT REPORTED and crimes NOT RECORDABLE.

    • John Hartley says:

      Hey there, John H.

      I understand that crimes may not be reported to the police but overall trends should generally be picked up with a cross-reference to the British Crime Survey (

      When you say that there are crimes that are “not recordable”, I’m not sure I understand what you mean by this. Do you mean that, if a member of the public reports a crime to the police, the police do not record that anywhere, i.e. on whatever recording system they have there isnt even a listing for “all other crimes”, or something? That’s awful – the police should be able to record every crime reported to them. Do you have any details of which crimes they can’t record? Thanks.

      • John H says:

        Police will generally only record a crime where it is a recordable offence. If it is not a recordable offence, it would not be recorded.

        • John Hartley says:

          Thnaks for that, John.

          Google indicates it gets tricky doesnt it 0 and, perhaps, a simple issue of semantics? There are “recordable” offences and there are “qualifying” or “notifiable” offences. What makes the definitions completely pointless from a practical view is that serious offences such as murder, rape, grievous bodily harm, firearms, etc are not “recordable” offences but are “qualifying/notifiable”. Surely no-one suggests that murders are not actually recorded as offences and don’t appear in crime statistics?

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