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The Sky’s The Limit | Support PCSO Andrea Shutt & Research into Motor Neurone Disease

Andrea is a well-known PCSO in the Cotswolds with boundless enthusiasm and high levels of self-motivation that inspires her colleagues of all ranks to try and be as good as she is!

Very sadly, Andrea has just recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. This is devastating news for Andrea, her family, and her friends in the Force and the communities she serves so diligently.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord (the ones that tell your muscles what to do). With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.

MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.

In Andrea’s case the disease is advancing rapidly and already having a major impact on her life and simple daily life tasks are becoming increasingly challenging for her.

Despite the shock of this news and the personal challenges she is facing Andrea remains at work and very much in control of her area.

Andrea doesn’t want extended sympathy or personal financial support but she does want to raise awareness of this disease and to support research into it. To do this she is completing her own fund raising with the help of a local Cotswolds company, AeroSuperBatics. They’ve presented Andrea with an opportunity to complete a wing walk. Andrea, maintaining her ethos of the sky is the limit, has accepted this challenge!

Not content with doing this on her own she has invited me (her boss) to take to the sky with her. In order to make it even more terrifying, she will be doing a ‘loop the loop’ whilst strapped on top of the plane!

Time is of the essence for Andrea so this event is taking place on Wednesday 18 July at 3pm at AeroSuperBatics, RFC Rendcomb, The Whiteway, Cirencester, GL7 7DF.

You can really help Andrea to raise much needed funds for further research into Motor Neurone Disease by donating to her just giving page:

Thank you so much for your support.

Insp Karen Ellis, Cotswolds LPA inspector

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Police Alert About Criminal Damage in Upper Rissington

Gloucestershire police incident 137 12/05/18

Police have received a report of graffiti being sprayed at various locations around Upper Rissington overnight Friday 11th – Saturday 12th May [including, sadly, the Village Hall].

The word sprayed in black paint is ” I N O L I “. This is called a graffiti tag. Police are asking local residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Police are also interested if any empty spray cans are found in the area. If so please do not touch and we will retrieve them for any potential evidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or email quoting the incident number.

A second police alert has been received about suspicious males selling mattresses door to door in Upper Rissington.

Gloucestershire police incident 362 11/05/18

Police have received a report of a White Mercedes Sprinter Van registration KV16 BWG with a white male selling mattresses door to door in Upper Rissington on Friday 11th May at 6:00pm

The sales man has initially said the mattresses are free. Once the residents have become interested in taking one he has told them they cost £199.

Thankfully no one has bought any items from this male.

Police advise the public not to buy any items from door to door sales persons. They could be eyeing up your property for a potential burglary or other crime.

Anyone with any information or who has had a similar experience recently is asked to report this to us by calling 101 or email quoting the incident number.