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Ashby Police Local Neighbourhood

The Ashby neighbourhood beat covers the town of Ashby and villages Packington and Ravenstone.  Ashby town centre has a mix of pubs and nightclubs which means there is an extra influx of people at weekends.

The Ashby neighbourhood area has a number residential and business areas, schools and tourists attractions scattered across the area.

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Map of the Ashby Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Leicestershire Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Ashby Neighbourhood

The Ashby is policed by the Leicestershire Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Ashby
Name Type County
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Town Leicestershire
Coalville Town Leicestershire
Normanton le Heath Village Leicestershire
Packington Village Leicestershire
Ravenstone Village Leicestershire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Ashby neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Ashby neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Westfields Terrace5
RavenstonevillageLeicestershireOn or near Jenny'S Lane4
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Westfields Avenue4
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Petrol Station3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Ashby neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Resolution Road8
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Market Street7
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Theatre/Concert Hall4

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Ashby neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Bath Street8
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Market Street4
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Resolution Road4
Ashby-de-la-ZouchtownLeicestershireOn or near Further/Higher Educational Building3

Neighbourhood Events for Ashby

TitleDescriptionDates
Beat Surgery Barkers Cafe, Packington

meeting

PCSO's Dale Winson and Dale Collington will be available to offer advice on crime prevention, as well as answer any concerns you may have. Please come along for a chat.

Start: 18/06/2019 10:00

End: 18/06/2019 11:00
Beat Surgery Co-Op, Burton Road, Ashby

meeting

If you have any concerns and would like to speak with members of the beat team, please come along an have a chat with beat officers PCSO Dale Winson and PCSO Dale Collington. They will be happy to discuss your concerns as well as offering crime prevention advice.

Start: 19/07/2019 18:00

End: 19/07/2019 19:00
Beat Surgery Little Betty's Cafe, Ashby

meeting

PCSO Dale Winson and PCSO Dale Collington will be available to chat and discuss concerns you have, as well as offering crime prevention advice. Please come along and speak with them.

Start: 21/08/2019 11:00

End: 21/08/2019 12:00
Beat Surgery M & S Foodhall, Ashby

meeting

Please come along to have a chat with your local beat officers, PCSO Dale Collington and PCSO Dale Winson. They can offer crime prevention advice and discuss any issues you may have.

Start: 26/09/2019 12:00

End: 26/09/2019 13:00

Police Officer Information for Ashby

NameRankBio
Jon Sharpe Sgt

I have worked in several positions throughout Leicestershire police. I started my career in Leicester city centre and the Highfields, before moving to Blaby in 2005. For a number of years, I have been working in the custody suites around the force, up until May 2017. Since May 2017 I have been part of the Neighbourhood Team for North West Leicestershire, which is a great team. I enjoy working with all of the experienced officers. This is a great opportunity, being able to work with the community and deal with local priorities.

Mark Arjoo PC PC Mark Arjoo has primary responsibility for Ashby Town Centre and has worked for Leicestershire Police since 1992 and has spent all of his time in uniform roles, working on the North area and at Force Headquarters as part of the Tactical Support Group.

He came to Ashby local in 1994 and began as Local Beat Officer for Ashby town centre in 2004. During his time at Ashby he has made many contacts throughout the town and community.

Spending as much time as he can on foot patrol, PC Arjoo is always willing to listen to the community's concerns or problems. He has forged good links with the business community, pub licensees, schools, residents associations, Neighbourhood Watch and the Town Council, and works alongside them, in order to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

PC Arjoo attends as many residents association, shop-watch, pub-watch, Crime and Disorder meetings, as possible and is keen to see Ashby continue to be a safe and pleasant place for people to live and work. Please contact him with any concerns or local problems affecting the neighbourhood.
Dale Winson PCSO

"I have been in the role as a PCSO since September 2009, I am based at Ashby Local Policing Unit and cover the Ashby beat which incorporates Ashby de la Zouch, Ravenstone, Packington and Normanton le Heath. I intend to help the community and be easily approachable and will take the time to listen to issues, queries and questions that the community may have. I also intend to show a high presence on the area to make myself easily accessible and known amongst the community. My aim is to work closely in the community to reduce anti-social behaviour, criminal activity and offer reassurance."

Dale Collington PCSO

I joined Leicestershire Police as a Police Community Support Officer in September 2017.
My aim is to assist the local community with their issues and concerns. I aim to cover the area on foot as much as possible to provide a policing presence for the local residents and a deterrent for criminals. I am easily approachable and will always take the time to listen to your issues, concerns and queries you may have where I can assist you. This way I can get to know you and what is happening in the area.
I plan to build bridges with the community to enhance working relationships and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
Please feel free to speak to me when I’m out and about.

Tom Gregory PC

I joined Leicestershire Police in 2011 as a Police Community Support Officer, working in the North West. In 2013 I became a Police Constable and have since served in a variety of roles such as uniform response and within the Force Investigation Unit. I have now taken these skills I have developed into neighbourhood policing, where it all began for me. I hope to be approachable and reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in the communities I will be working in.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Ashby

IssueActionDates

We have received numerous communications from residents concerned in the rise of burglaries, in particular burglaries involving the theft of high valued vehicles. The majority of these burglaries have been taking place in the early hours of the morning.

Issue dated: 28/02/2019

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Anti-Social Behaviour has been reported at and around The Royal Hotel, in Ashby. Those present are in vehicles, causing a disturbance with the manner in which they are driving, as well as playing loud music.

Reports have ceased at this location.

Issue dated: 04/09/2018

Action dated: 28/02/2019

We continue to experience vehicle crime on the beat, mainly being theft from motor vehicles. A large number of these thefts are from vans, where tools have been stolen.

Issue dated: 03/11/2017

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

You have told us about youths congregating in parks, particularly Hood Park and the Skate Park, Ashby. Reports include anti-social behaviour and drug use.

You have also told us about people using vehicles in an anti-social manner, in particular on The Royal Hotel car park, Ashby, where loud music has been played.

The Beat Team have been working with the North West Leicestershire District Council to resolve these anti-social incidents. A large number of vehicles have been identified in the problematic locations where people have been spoken with and given advice. Where it has not been possible to speak with people at the time, advice letters have been sent to the registered keepers of these vehicles. There has been a significant improvement noted by patrols and partner agencies, as well as far fewer reports. The Beat Team will continue to monitor these locations.

Issue dated: 07/09/2017

Action dated: 03/11/2017

Groups of young adults gathering and using their vehicles in an anti-social manner at locations that are in the heart of the community, such as recreational areas and car parks, this usually takes place in the evenings at sites across Ashby and Forest neighbourhoods and the nuisance caused relates to excessive noise and poor driver standards. This was an issue last year but this was significantly reduced. This again has been identified as an issue. If you witness any such anti-social beahviour then please contact a member of the beat team to raise your concerns, so we can identify and target specific locations.

Issue dated: 25/06/2017

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Groups of people are behaving in an anti-social manner around Hood Park Leisure Centre during the summer months. This usually takes place in the evenings. The local beat team will be patrolling the area over the summer months with partners from the council to reduce the levels of ASB.

Issue dated: 12/05/2016

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Complaints from the public about speeding vehicles along Avenue Road and Upper Packington Road.

There is a reduction in speeding, however the beat team will still monitor the area.

Issue dated: 03/01/2016

Action dated: 23/04/2016

To tackle speeding vehicles in the area of Upper Packington Road, Ashby, between 8am and 9am, and 3pm to 5pm each week-day.

We have issued four traffic offence reports and issued words of advice to some motorists. A further check was conducted on Thursday 20th August 2015 where no issues were found. We will now be closing this priority, but will be checking the area periodically.

Issue dated: 17/03/2015

Action dated: 10/09/2015

To tackle anti-social behaviour in the area of Malvern Crescent, Ashby, between 5pm and 9pm each day

We responded: by patrolling this area at the core times and liaising with local residents. Following concerns raised of drugs supply, a section 23 misuse of drugs act warrant was executed at an address which resulted in one person being arrested. The substance recovered from the premises turned out to be a legal substance and no charges were filed. Since that date officers officer’s attended the location and spoke to residents who stated that the area had been better.

Issue dated: 17/03/2015

Action dated: 18/06/2015

To tackle anti social behaviour in Ashby. During the lighter months groups of young people are congregating in and around the bath grounds, Ashby cricket club, hood park and Tesco?s car park. They are often boisterous causing harassment and alarm to workers and local residents who are also enjoying the area. This is during the lunch hour and evenings every weekday.

By working with the Centre manager we have spoken and liaised with youths. Officers have actively patrolled the area with the Centre manager and found no problems. The Leicestershire youth offending Impact team have also patrolled the area and spoke to the young people and offered advice on things to do in the area.

Issue dated: 27/08/2014

Action dated: 17/03/2015

To tackle alcohol related disorder in the area of Market Street, Ashby between 11.30pm and 2.30am, Thursday to Saturday nights.

We have worked with North West Leicestershire Council’s night time economy officer and the licensees of Markey Street, Ashby, body cameras are being used by security staff at the local pubs and nightclubs which enable the staff to record any incidents that occur. We have also worked with partner agencies and the taxi drivers forum to launch the temporary taxi rank which has been running since the 8th May 2015 on Fridays and Saturdays evenings for the next six months. We spoke to taxi drivers who stated that the rank enabled members of the public to get a taxi safely, and has helped stop taxi’s double parking on Market Street. Officers are also continuing to patrol the area as part of Op Anthem and give out leaflets to drivers regarding safety and their obligations as a professions driver to comply with local community bylaws.

Issue dated: 28/06/2013

Action dated: 29/08/2014

To tackle alcohol related anti social behaviour in the area of Bath Grounds, Hood Park, and Market Street, Ashby, between the hours of 6pm and 10pm Thursday to Saturdays.

Officers have completed high visibility patrols in the area. We spoke to people committing anti-social behaviour and dealt with any offenders accordingly.

Issue dated: 01/07/2012

Action dated: 12/02/2013

To reduce the amount of litter on the open areas and parks in Ashby town centre during the summer months

Issue dated: 01/09/2011

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To reduce the number of vehicles parking on the footpaths on South Street, Lower Packington Road, and Avenue Road, Ashby, 7 days a weeks between 10am and 10pm.

We issued a number of Advice Notices over a two week dedicated operation advising owners the impact of their inconsiderate parking was having on local people and advising them not to park at the location. We liaised with Leicestershire County Council and voiced our views and raised the complaints we had received from the local community. In partnership with the Council we carried out a patch walk of the problem areas, and advised them on where we think extra parking restrictions should come into force. Information was passed to the local press and appropriate press releases circulated. A total of 57 non-endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued to offending vehicles. As a result of this work the parking issues have significantly reduced and this priority will now be closed and monitored by the beat team.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To reduce the amount of litter discarded focusing on Bath Grounds, Western Park, Westfields Park, and Hood Park and open public spaces, during the summer period focusing on the school summer holiday.

Working with our partners at the North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), we created an initiative to target the problem via education and enforcement. This included pro-actively working with the street enforcement officers from NWLDC, plus using police anti-social behaviour patrols and speaking to people who were using the open areas regarding litter problems. We also visited the local schools, encouraging the students to deposit litter in bins, etc provided. We issued eight fixed penalty notices, and 10 anti social behaviour (ASB) warning letters have been sent to the parents of those young people found to be littering. A display stand was organised by NWLDC on Market Street, to convey the message across to the local community regarding the effect of dropping litter and its consequences and we also engaged in a community clean-up activity that took place on Hood Park. As the amount of litter on the open areas has now reduced significantly, this priority will now be closed.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 01/02/2011

To reduce reported incidents of young people causing nuisance to local residents at The Bath Grounds, Hood Park, and Market Street, Ashby between 6pm - 12 midnight, Friday and Saturday.

Officers from the beat team carried out high visibility patrols and engaged with young people. We went into local primary schools and spoke to the children about good citizenship and how to behave. The Anti-Social Behaviour Team prioritised the area and patrolled it using a 'Zero Tollerance' approach. We sent a referral to our partners at the IMPACT Team. They made Ashby one of their priority areas and went out on a Friday evening and spoke to young people about the affect their behaviour has on themselves and the local community. We help Positive Futures set up a football session for young people between 14-19 at Hood Park, that took place between 7-9pm on a Friday evening, in order to steer them into a constructive activity. We attended multi-agency meetings to look at ways of reducing anti-social behaviour, under age drinking and littering. A total of 39 young people who were found to be drinking alcohol were stopped, the drink confiscated from them and warning letters sent to their parents. Two motor vehicles seen to be driving in a dangerous manner were seized under section 59 of The Police Reform Act. Another three received warnings. Six £80 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to young adults found to be drinking alcohol in the No Drinking Zone. Four persons found to be in possession of cannabis had it confiscated and were given street cautions. As the full impact of the ongoing work has only shown a slight decline in ASB at these locations and is unlikely to show the full picture until the next quarter we will continue to monitor. The priority will be closed and a full evaluation is completed.

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce complaints of inconsiderate parking in
Market Street, South Street and North Street
between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to
Friday.

We carried out regular patrols and spoke to owners of vehicles and have issued 13 advice notices and 26 Fixed Penalty Notices to those vehicles found to be causing an obstruction. We publicised the fact that we had received complaints about inconsiderate parking, advising that owners of vehicles park in more appropriate locations. We conducted a patch walk of Ashby town centre with a representative from Leicestershire County Council Highways Department, highlighting the locations that were of most concern to local residents, with a view to improving parking restrictions. We have also liaised with Street Enforcement Officers from North West Leicestershire District Council.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

To reduce reported incidents of young people
causing a nuisance to local residents at the Bath
Grounds, Hood Park and Market Street between
the hours of 6pm and 12 midnight, Friday and
Saturday.

We carried out high visibility patrols at the locations and times that nuisance behaviour was most prevalent, and utilised the Anti-Social Behaviour Team with carrying out covert observations before directing uniform patrols to deal with those people causing nuisance. We have continued to confiscate alcohol from under age persons and people found to be drinking in the Alcohol Free Zone. We also sent out 38 advice letters to the parents of young people who were either drinking or engaging in anti-social behaviour. A number of arrests were made for drugs and public order offences. We supported the Youth Offending Service, who presented a number of informative assemblies at local schools on the subject of anti-social behaviour. We have regularly consulted with and supported, local businesses and organisations affected by nuisance behaviour.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

To address incidents of under age drinking and
rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour being committed
in Brook Street between 5pm and 11pm daily

by increasing high visibility patrols. We also confiscated
alcohol from people found drinking in the street. Weâ??ve
talked to young people in the area and explained to
them the effects their behaviour may have on local
residents and weâ??ve moved on groups of young people
acting in an anti-social manner and instructed them to
go to more appropriate places to socialise. We issued
eight Anti-social behaviour warning letters to the parents
of people found acting in an inconsiderate manner and
weâ??ve liaised with local businesses and residents, and
supported and encouraged them to report any relevant
incidents.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/03/2010

To tackle incidents of speeding motorists in
Nottingham Road between 8am - 9.30am Monday
to Friday.

We liaised with the Traffic Management Department and
made them aware of the speeding concerns,
encouraging them to provide any extra speed calming
measures. We also contacted our Road Safety Team
who placed a covert speed monitoring device at the
location, in order to record the average speed of
vehicles. Due to a reduction in complaints, and the fact
that the covert device found the average speed of
vehicles to be below the national average, this priority
will be closed.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/03/2010

To deal with incidents of criminal damage
committed in The Green between 5pm and 11pm
daily.

by increasing high visibility patrols and providing support
and crime prevention advice to businesses who had
previously suffered criminal damage to their premises.
We have also worked with the CCTV control room
operators in order to monitor the area to identify any
possible offenders and officers in plain clothes have
been monitoring the area and prevent further offences
occurring which has resulted in a reduction of the
reported incidents.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/03/2010

To reduce the number of vehicles parked on
South Street, Ashby, causing obstruction,
nuisance, and danger to other road users.

We have increased patrols in the area and have worked
with partner agencies, resulting in numerous advice
notices being issued to unattended vehicles.
Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued to motorists
whose vehicles were causing obstruction or the most
danger to pedestrians and other road users. This will no
longer be a priority.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 16/11/2009

To reduce the number of speeding motorists on
Leicester Road, Ashby

We have implemented static patrols in order to
discourage speeding. This has resulted in several
drivers receiving advice and verbal warnings.
We have also visited Ashby School and talked to
students about the importance of road safety.
Due to a reduction in speeding motorists, this will no
longer r be a priority.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 16/11/2009

To work in partnership with local schools to reduce the problems caused by truanting pupils.

by regularly liaising with staff from local schools and
accompanying them on street patrols to target pupils
who were truanting.
We set up a scheme whereby local shops turned away
pupils who were going into premises during school
hours.
Thankfully, incidents of anti-social behaviour and theft,
carried out by pupils who should have been in school,
have reduced.
Many of the initiatives undertaken to tackle this priority
have been publicised in the local press.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

To reduce incidents of under age drinking, criminal damage, abusive and disruptive behaviour and public order on Hood Park, The Bath Grounds and Western Park.

By carrying out high visibility patrols during the times that this type of behaviour was most prevalent.
We made a number of arrests at those locations for violent and public order offences, confiscated alcohol from under age people and liaised with local off licences and supermarkets.

We formed part of the Ashby Joint Action Group in order to tackle local issues and problems.

Together with the Youth Offending Team, we have visited local primary schools and spoken to the pupils about 'Respect'.

We have also visited the areas in question with the IMPACT Team in order to engage with young people with the aim of steering them away from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

Street Crime Within Ashby

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Abbey Drive Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Avenue Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Baker Avenue Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Bath Street Drugs Under investigation
Bath Street Violence and sexual offences Offender given community sentence
Bath Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Beadmans Corner Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Beadmans Corner Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Beech Avenue Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Bristol Avenue Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bristol Avenue Vehicle crime Under investigation
Cedar Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chapmans Meadows Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Coleorton Lane Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Cromwell Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Drew Court Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Edgehill Way Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Further/Higher Educational Building Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Further/Higher Educational Building Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Further/Higher Educational Building Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Grange Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Grange Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Jenny'S Lane Anti-social behaviour
Jenny'S Lane Public order Under investigation
Jenny'S Lane Public order Under investigation
Jenny'S Lane Violence and sexual offences Formal action is not in the public interest
Lountside Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lountside Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lountside Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lountside Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lountside Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lountside Public order Under investigation
Lountside Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Street Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Street Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Street Vehicle crime Under investigation
Market Street Other theft Under investigation
Market Street Shoplifting Unable to prosecute suspect
Millfield Close Burglary Under investigation
Musson Drive Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Normanton Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Normanton Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Northfields Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Northfields Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Pentland Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Pine Close Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Prestop Drive Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Radley Close Public order Under investigation
Range Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ravenslea Anti-social behaviour
Ravenslea Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Rennes Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Spinney Close Anti-social behaviour
Spinney Close Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Stowe Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Theatre/Concert Hall Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Theatre/Concert Hall Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Tudor Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ulleswater Crescent Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Uppingham Drive Burglary Under investigation
Uppingham Drive Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfields Avenue Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Westfields Avenue Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfields Avenue Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Westfields Avenue Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Westfields Terrace Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfields Terrace Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfields Terrace Shoplifting Local resolution
Westfields Terrace Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfields Terrace Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Willars Way Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Willesley Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Willesley Woodside Drugs Under investigation
Winchester Way Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Windmill Close Public order Under investigation
Windmill Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Windmill Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Woodcote Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest