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Chief Inspector Martyn Ball visits the EAVA FM studio

Added: Monday 13th February 2012 11:14:11 AM

Chief Inspector Martyn Ball visits the EAVA FM studio

Chief Inspector Martyn Ball visits the EAVA FM studio to chat about events in the town centre on Saturday 4th February, updates us on crime and to speak about the recent snow we've had.

Chief Inspector Martyn Ball started the interview by saying that the march on Saturday 4th February was a challenge but a challenge that we got through, he then went on to mention some facts and figures from the day which were:

- 17 police forces were in operation from around the country

- 2,000 police officers were controlling the city

- 181 police vehicles were used

- 135 police vans were used

- 74 police officers were used to manage traffic

- 24 polices horse were used

- 18 police dogs and handlers were used

- 1,900 bananas were eaten

- 7,600 slices of bread were used

- 7,000 bottles of water were drank



These figures are a lot but it goes to show that the police did everything they could to make sure that there were no disturbances and to make sure everything ran smoothly. As for the bananas, bread and water, well this was so that the police officers were fed and watered, especially those that came from around the country i.e. Essex. The horses we had were brought in from other police forces because Leicester doesn't have any horses themselves and there were no arrests made from either demonstration.

"I am proud to work for Leicestershire police." - Chief Inspector Martyn Ball.

In the second part of the interview Dipika asked the Chief Inspector about what he thought of the recent snow we've had, in which he responded with that he personally doesn't like snow. He then went on to give advice saying make sure you don't leave your car running and unattended, if its on the road then this is an offensive, so if you want to warm your car up while your having a cup of tea then drink your tea in the car.

"Be mindful of the ice and stay safe." - Chief Inspector Martyn Ball.

Police have arrested two men in connection with the burglary at Ram Jewellers on Belgrave road on the 30th January 2012, these men are in custody. Another person has been arrested in connection with the burglary on Shirley Street in the Belgrave area.

Also on 6th February the police raided a business premises containing an illegal cannabis factory in the Spinney Hill area. £28,000 worth of cannabis was seized from the premises.

There are so many ways you can contact the police and find out information, firstly if you want to contact the police because a crime is happening call 999.

If you want to report a crime that has happened then call 101 for non emergencies. You can also call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

For information you can visit www.leics.police.uk

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leicspolice

Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/leicspolice

You can visit www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk and sign up to get all the latest news.

You can also follow BCU Chief Supt Rob Nixon on Twitter at twitter.com/robnixoncity

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