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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.

11 minutes ago

If your going to publish a story about apparently dangerous dogs, let's please hear all the facts. Not just how you want it to appear so an untrained non specialist officer can get compensation. I was reading about this incident with actual care and concern for the officer until I red the many many comments. It's embarrassing to the Police force and a waste of your time to write. I was very disappointed to read those comments. To all the fantastic Police Officers out there I wish you a good day and be safe. Keep up the great work for good people. ... See MoreSee Less

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17 minutes ago

Bungle, dangerously out of control. He was a frightened puppy in an extremely stressful environment. Please use your common sense. The family are heartbroken. All puppies nip, its called pushing boundaries and socialisation is a big part of this. Having police dogs in your force, do not tell me that none of them have nipped an officer whilst in training. Did you lock those up, or worse perhaps.

He got out he nipped due to fear what would you do surrounded by all that noise with cars and people shouting at you.

I have a four month old german shepherd who has just started to nip, shall I bring him to join Bungle?
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23 minutes ago

How about fighting proper crime rather than wasting tax payers money locking up a puppy?

What next arresting someone for having an offensive weapon in the shape of a kitten? Those claws are sharp you know!

Snow flake cops...
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Free Bungle !! ... See MoreSee Less

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35 minutes ago

I hope you let bungle go.bungle is not dangerous.i am a Chelsea fan and I can see that.have you got anything better to do than arrest a innocent bungle.if you arrested my daughter's dog.i would be knocking your door bungle.the dog has done nothing is also wrong that you are thinking of charging the owners.get a bungle.innocent. Free bungle.let's see if you do let the dog go and see whether you answer my post.i notice you have not bothered to answer anybody else's posts.have a good day.i will and my daughter will and the sun paper and its readers will when you free bungle. ... See MoreSee Less

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38 minutes ago

Free Bungle now !!! A four month old pup ....what next ???? You say you have no resources to catch criminals , but you can still take our pets ....people are losing faith in the police big time .....common sense needs to prevail .!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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53 minutes ago

Disgusting that you have a 4 month old puppy in custody, he was frightened and nervous, not a bloody dangerous dog !!!!!!! Return him to his loving owners ... See MoreSee Less

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