Archive by category Community Protection

Rogue odd-job man defrauds bedbound pensioner of thousands of pounds

Rogue odd-job man defrauds bedbound pensioner of thousands of pounds

A rogue odd-job man who conned an elderly, bed-ridden woman out of thousands of pounds has pleaded guilty to fraud following a Nottingham Trading Standards investigation. William Bower, aged 38, of Tolney Lane, Newark, weaselled his way into the life of the 76-year-old woman, who lives alone in Nottingham, falsely claiming that he had carried […]

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City Council deals with over 4,500 complaints about private rented housing

City Council deals with over 4,500 complaints about private rented housing

Nottingham City Council has handled over 4,500 complaints and requests for help over the last four years about housing conditions in Nottingham’s private rented sector, according to latest figures. A total of 4,502 complaints have been made to the Council since 2013/14 – 933 of them just this year so far. Complaints dealt with by […]

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Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for seventh consecutive year

Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for seventh consecutive year

Nottingham is celebrating the fact that the city has secured Purple Flag accreditation for a seventh consecutive year. The Nottingham Business Improvement’s (BID’s) approach to the management of the evening and night-time economy, which is what Purple Flag accreditation acknowledges, is also being heralded as a shining example of best practice on a national level […]

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Second successful prosecution of rogue landlord 

Second successful prosecution of rogue landlord 

A rogue landlord has been landed with a hefty legal bill for the second time in two years, following a successful prosecution by Nottingham City Council’s Safer Housing Team. Mr Zain Khan of Mayo Road, Nottingham, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates Court on September 28 to several offences relating a property on Mansfield Road and […]

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Landlord fined £29,000 after property found in “filthy and verminous” condition

Landlord fined £29,000 after property found in “filthy and verminous” condition

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £29,000 after a rental property on Alfreton Road was found to be in a filthy and verminous condition with a rat infestation. Nottingham HMO Ltd, of Unit C17, Private Road 2, Colwick Industrial Estate, directed by Mr Nazaquat Azam and previously by Mr Yusif McCallum until 30 November 2015, […]

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Fake tobacco worth £80,500 for sale in two Nottingham shops

Fake tobacco worth £80,500 for sale in two Nottingham shops

Two Nottingham shopkeepers have admitted having £80,505 worth of counterfeit and illicit tobacco for sale in their premises. Adnan Mohamed (29) of Dryden Street, Nottingham, who runs the Biedronka shop on Berridge Road, and Bahman Karimi,(25), of Norton Street, Nottingham, who runs Alma on Radford Road, both pleaded guilty to possessing and offering for sale […]

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Crime more than halved so why scrap city division – poster campaign     

Crime more than halved so why scrap city division – poster campaign     

Nottingham City Council has launched the next phase of its campaign to urge a re-think over Nottinghamshire Police’s decision to scrap the city division and leave the city without a top cop. Posters around the city ask why Nottingham’s city division was abolished when crime has more than halved under the city division model, when […]

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City Council mounts legal challenge over city policing decision   

City Council mounts legal challenge over city policing decision   

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police to reverse his decision to scrap the city division – or face legal action. The council’s lawyers have issued a letter before action to Chief Constable Chris Eyre and Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping setting out arguments for a judicial review of […]

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Prolific city centre beggar receives a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order

Prolific city centre beggar receives a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order

A prolific city beggar has received a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which prohibits him from begging in Nottingham city centre. Martyn Marshall, aged 34, of Osman Close, The Meadows, was sentenced on 16 May in his absence and was found guilty of further begging incidents committed during February 2016 and was issued with a […]

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