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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.


For latest Facebook posts from Police and ActionFraud – see end of narrative posts

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.

12 hours ago

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13 hours ago

Hello i would like to report two romance scammers. I have been on 2 websites looking for a match. and POF. i was contacted by a David Rodi on Match who said he was an antiques dealer and eventually ended up asking me for money after much romance by watts app and a 3 week scam which i nearly fell for.
Straight after him was anther one called Roy Revel who said he was a colonel in Syria. being suspicious because of the last one, i looked oin the internet and found he was a romance scammer. This is 2 in 3 weeks. How are us woman supposed to be safe when these men are allowed to function.

Please contact me for photos etc if you need to


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14 hours ago

If bikes have been stolen from inside school grounds and then put on a for sale site , do the police follow this up?? My grandson had his bike stolen yesterday from inside the school and apparently a teacher saw this happen and did nothing . Bike had a lock on it and bolt cutters were used . My grandson recognised his bike for sale and him and his dad went to retrieve it only to be told it had been sold!!! What happens next? Any follow up on these thieving little scum bags. ... See MoreSee Less

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Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have information about a burglary and the fraudulent use of a stolen bank card.
The card was stolen from a house in Grange Road, Wellingborough, on Sunday October 7 and later used fraudulently at McDonald’s in Kettering.
The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Incident Number: 18000480808
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3 hours ago

What a useless organisation, enabling fraudsters to get away with it and letting down victims since 2008. No matter what information you provide in your report (suspect details, links to other victim cases) you wait 3 months for a response on your report and are informed the police "couldn't be arsed" to look at your report. How do I be a fraudster, it must be easy, they sit and laugh at us and it's clear to see why they aren't deterred by threats of "reporting to actionfraud or the police". They know fine well you allow them to get away with it. Your organisation is a joke and embarrassment and may aswell not had been formed. Reporting fraud to yourselves is so ineffective that victims are more likely to take matters into their own hands. I made a complaint regarding a poor response as advised my one of your staff and was informed I would recieve a response within 48 hours, this was 8 days ago! I'll be sending a written complaint too. I advise anyone to ignore ActionFraud and save yourself some time. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 hours ago

Important information- If anyone receives any emails from me asking to click here for info, please be advised I haven’t sent any at all to anyone. I could have been hacked so I have changed my passwords on Facebook and into my email sender to help to stop this happening! ... See MoreSee Less

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13 hours ago

Just received this email, very confused. As I’ve never had any interaction with this company before ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

it has just cost me all of my allocated money to try to report a large financtal fraud and not been able to speak to anyone so can someone from action fraud please ring me on 07761 234621 thanks ....... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Received an email saying payment declined. It is a scam. Wrong licence number, spelling mistake. Contacted TV licence who noted it but said there are thousands of them. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Reported on the 3rd August to both Surrey Police and ActionFraud, over 3 months on and I have heard absolutely nothing from either organisation, not even to request the excellent CCTV we have.

We are therefore renewing our appeal for the details of the man in this video and doubling the reward for any details with result in his arrest.
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3 days ago

Hello ActionFraud !!!
This person is a scammer. He scammed us USD 3514.50.

Name : Sammy Dale
Instagram : mrsammydee
Phone : +447790600600

Please do an investigation. Googling sammy dale scammer for detailed info.
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4 days ago

Beware. Someone ringing from 0203 966 0879 will tell you that you are being prosecuted by HMRC and can speak to your case worker by pressing 1. Was a recorded message! ... See MoreSee Less

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