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 www.northants.police.uk, or to Daventry Rural Safer Community Team on SCTDaventryRural@northants.police.uk
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
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.
Police notice : new model 22 September
Police notice : Household safety and security routines 22 September
|Rob Stevens (Police, PC1368, Wellingborough)|
|DAYTIME ROUTINE||BEDTIME ROUTINE|
|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 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.|
14 September 2017 – New Policing Model – Letter and information booklet from the PCC and Chief Constable
Latest Facebook posts – Northamptonshire Police and ActionFraud.
I received this letter around the time of my car insurance renewal. It says that I had missed a payment and needed to call them as my insurance would be cancelled. Luckily I noticed a slight difference in the logo. I called the real Admiral insurance who confirmed that they had not sent it and there was no record of a missed payment on my account. The policy number is also wrong on the fake letter. ... See MoreSee Less
Waste of time, I’ve just gone through a chat to report a fraud and their not interested and closed my chat! This is why this country is in a financial mess! ... See MoreSee Less
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS MAN!!! He's scammed me on gumtree, took my money and then sent me disgusting sexually explicit texts. BUYER BEWARE!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Received today, don’t bank with them. Be aware. ... See MoreSee Less
I called the police after falling for a scam and was encouraged to contact action fraud. I made a claim all the way back in NOVEMBER of a fraud Scam in which I lost thousands of pounds. I filled in the report in which I provided the scammers phone number, social media details and everything. Not only have I not heard anything back, but every time I call and ask for an update, you keep saying that the case hasn’t been looked into yet and that you’ll raise this case. It’s been over 6 MONTHS and still nothing!!!
I’ve been kept in the dark and made to feel like I’m not worthy of being helped because I haven’t lost say £100k. It may not be much to you but to me the thousands of pounds that I’ve grafted and earned, which now is lost, is a lot of money. I’m sorry for not being rich enough and important enough to help. Feels like I’ve wasted a lot of my time, where nothing has been done. The police aren’t helping, you guys aren’t helping. Why offer a service when you won’t do anything. Don’t even have the courtesy to update me on anything, just hung me out to dry.
Like what do I do? Where do I go from here? Are you saying I should just let the scammers go away Scot-free? You seem more interested in gathering stats than helping people.
You probably won’t even read this but I thought I’d have last one crack and try and reach out to you guys so you can help me ... See MoreSee Less
Where did they get my car registration and correct (albeit abbreviated) bank details from? Has the DVLA been hacked? ... See MoreSee Less