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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 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.

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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)
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 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.

6 hours ago

Many thanks to PC Wood for visiting us regarding my 16 year old being the victim of a robbery involving a weapon. Your conduct was professional and put my Son at ease while being extremely patient with him. ... See MoreSee Less

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Follow the safety rules about meeting someone you’ve met online, in person #datesafe www.getsafeonline.org/datesafe ... See MoreSee Less

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11 hours ago

Substantial reward for Any information on the location of this Peugeot 407 and this white transit van in connection with the theft of a fendt Le vogue 700 the caravan and the safe return with all its belongings with no names mentioned this is a family’s home : call 07951000064 ... See MoreSee Less

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They won't be there at the end. Will it all have been worth it?

If you're in a gang, in too deep, or know someone who us, don't let it end this way.

Call CIRV any time of day or night and start living a life you can be proud of.
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Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner has set out his priorities for Police and Fire & Rescue services in the county. Now he wants to know what you think. Read the plan and take part in the survey: www.northantsp.cc/policeandfireplans ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

I don't normally take the time to post of these pages, but would like to thank PC Rees for his call this morning regarding the ASB incident last night and this morning. People are quick to complain when things aren't resolved quick enough, so I'm showing my appreciation for his proactive manner to the situation. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Not normally one to complain, but a squad car sat idling in a residential street in Oundle (KX57CWW) with several slammings of car doors for no apparent reason is not acceptable. Not while you have young children it wakes. Appreciate there can be instances whereby officers need to keep an engine running in case of needing to move off quickly but the car was facing the wrong direction down a cul-de-sac and both the driver and passenger were using mobile phones. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stay on the dating site’s messenger service #datesafe www.getsafeonline.org/datesafe ... See MoreSee Less

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Police and fire officers are appealing for anyone with information about a recent spate of suspected arsons in the Daventry town centre area to come forward.
In January, nine fires, believed to be deliberate, were recorded in the area, prompting concerns about how arsonists could put lives at risk. For more details and to find out how to report information, see: ow.ly/YQD430nIwMn
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4 hours ago

New telephone scam: I had a phone call from somebody claiming to be from the Cabinet Office wishing to carry out a telephone survey with me. I pointed out that my telephone number is registered with the TPS and he said they use a random auto-dialler, something I understand is illegal in the UK. I hung up. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Good news. Perhaps the banks will end up reporting to AF now as well



Banks agree to refund victims of complex frauds
Stephen Jones (pictured), head of trade body UK Finance, now says they will offer compensation when the loss is neither side’s fault.
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1 day ago

Made a report on 28.11.2018, no action had been taken yet. What are you getting payed for? ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Be wary of potential credit/debit card and PIN fraud when paying for your fuel.
At my local Shell station the card reader keypad privacy guard was missing for over 3 weeks. There are 4 cameras directly overhead. When I voiced my concern, the assistant shrugged it off and ignored me. When I started taking photos he started shouting and tried to grab my phone from me. He immediately covered the card machine/missing keypad guard and refused to allow me to photograph it. He also refused to give me the number for Shell Customer Operations. Highly suspicious behaviour. Shell have not dealt with this matter satisfactorily and have chosen to ignore my recent emails.
#shell #shelluk #shelloil
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2 days ago

Action Fraud

With half term around the corner, we’re warning holiday makers to keep an eye out fraudulent flight ticket sellers.

They’re using new tactics to entice victims who are looking for cheap deals: www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/dont-let-flight-ticket-fraudsters-take-off-with-your-cash✈️
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2 days ago

Was woken up early on Sat morning- today - by a scam BT phone call . Tried to register with Action Fraud to report the scam phonecall. Can't register with AF as their verification email DOES NOT work.
I don't think these scam calls will ever be stopped. Am signed up to TPS but that doesn't stop the calls either. Why are these scammers still getting away with it. ( Can't even have a Sat morning lie - in !!!)
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2 days ago

I get frequent calls someone pretending to be a computer voice telling me my BT broadband is to be disconnected and I must press 1 etc. This morning I remembered to ring 1471. The call is coming from 0115 597 5749.

I have now blocked it using BT’s Call Protect.
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2 days ago

Just received an email from Wowcher, it looks legit, I didn't click on the link I just logged in to find my account was fine. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Is a charity really a business if it spends 95% of income from charitable activities (88% from local authority contracts) on expenses(58% on wages and is only able to operate the contract using a permit available to charities. Normally business’ operating the contract would need licenses and pay tax. ... See MoreSee Less

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