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Crime is an unfortunate part of village life.  Neighbourhood Watch is all about reducing crime and reducing opportunities for criminals.  Holcot has a successful Watch, which works due to the cooperation existing between the residents and the Police.

Most crime is carried out by opportunist criminals.  Even taking basic security precautions and removing the opportunities will have a noticeable effect.

We cannot be expected to intervene if you see something suspicious – we are not the Police.  Make a note and pass on the information (for example a strange vehicle parked in the village, bogus callers, or a stranger behaving in a suspicious way).

If you have to look twice, report it!

To contact the Police –

Dial 999 for Crime in progress

Dial 101, or 03000 111 222 for other crime or suspicious event, or to contact specific local officers

Dial 0345 2307 702 for Doorstep Action Group: to report unexpected or suspicious cold callers

Dial 0800 555111 for Crime stoppers (if you have information but wish to remain anonymous)

Email – via the website, or to Daventry Rural Safer Community Team on

If you require additional help, or to discuss any related Police matter, contact the Parish Council/Police Liaison:  Kathryn Buckle  Tel: 07814 531836.

As always, you are asked to keep a lookout for anything you think unusual to your area, be it a person or vehicle acting suspiciously or even strangers knocking at the door asking questions. Please report your concerns immediately to Northamptonshire Police on 101 or, anonymously, to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 – it is helpful if you also notify the Holcot NHW coordinator, Bill Coles  Tel: (01604) 781971.


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Police notice : seasonal thefts 22 September

Dear Stakeholder

Northamptonshire has in the past five years experienced an increase in theft offences across the county at this time of year, with last year being particularly high.

To this end, Northamptonshire Police will be running a force-wide operation between 25 September to the 30 November focussing on theft offences which cause the most harm to victims such as dwelling burglary, non-dwelling and theft from motor vehicle. 

There will be dedicated patrols in place over this period.  We will be looking at engaging with communities around crime prevention advice and intelligence gathering.  There will be media coverage around this campaign during this period.

If you could share this information with your immediate contacts that would be appreciated

If you have anything to report around suspicious activity or something you have witnessed please call 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Kind regards

Kev Byrne

Police notice :  new model 22 September

Police notice : Household safety and security routines 22 September

Rob Stevens (Police, PC1368, Wellingborough)
Even if the house is occupied the front and back doors should be locked Check doors are definitely locked and keys away from anywhere obvious
Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ
If you leave a room, simply remember to pull any windows shut and lock them Leave timer switches on lamps from early evening until bedtime. Some people prefer leaving a landing light on overnight
Remove any loose tools from within the garden areas If you hear a noise downstairs and are

quite certain it’s a burglar, dial 999

Set your burglar alarm every time you leave the property, even if you are just popping out If you have an alarm that can
be part activated downstairs,
use it!
Use your spy hole before answering the door. If you’re not sure, don’t open the door! Take a cordless or mobile phone with you to bed in case of emergencies
Don’t leave cooking unattended Switch off and unplug things that don’t need to be left in
Try to make the home looked lived in, even when you are out Shut internal doors


Avoid leaving matches and lighters within easy reach of children. Ensure smoking materials are not still burning and ashtrays are emptied.

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14 September 2017 – New Policing Model – Letter and information booklet from the PCC and Chief Constable

The Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable have announced details of the significant changes to policing to commence on 30 October in this letter and this information booklet.

Letter from PCC and CC

Information booklet

Latest Facebook posts – Northamptonshire Police and ActionFraud.

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Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for failing to appear at court.
Asher Elijah Gayle, 39, from Mounts Court, Lumbertubs, Northampton, failed to appear in court to face charges of theft and a racially aggravated public order offence.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen Mr Gayle to call them on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Incident Number: 18000601259
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Today a man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis following a drugs raid in #Corby. Officers executing a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant attended the property on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate. For more details, visit: ... See MoreSee Less

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary took place in Northampton this morning (Thursday, March 21).
Offenders threw a brick through the window of a property in Ixworth Close, Lings, sometime between 8am and 9.50am before conducting a search of the property.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area this morning.
Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Incident Number: 19000143551
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Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a wanted man.
Ahmad Razaq, 50, of Arbour View Court, Thorplands, Northampton, is wanted for failing to appear at court to face a number of motoring offences, including driving without a licence and no insurance.
Mr Razaq, or anyone who may know of his whereabouts can call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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I (and many MANY others as it turns out) ordered from this site.... when my order didn’t arrive I contacted them asking where it was on three separate platforms and was ignored every time, because of this I went through PayPal to get a refund, no sooner had I raised the dispute, the company started sending threatening and intimidating emails advising that I was in breech of contract and that unless I reinstate my order they will take me to court!!

The emails are relentless... and although I have pointed out that they legally have no standpoint they continue to try and pressure me!!

As mentioned I am unfortunately not the only one going through a similar situation!

I have reported them to as many organisations as I can think of... but would just like to warn people of their conduct in the meantime!!
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Small businesses should train up "cyber security champions" to better protect themselves from the threat of cyber attacks, new government research has suggested.

A report by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) claimed that in the case of more than half (57%) of businesses who had suffered a recent breach, the incident had first been spotted by staff rather than by software.

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