Neighbourhood Watch & Police Matters


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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

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We're appealing for information to locate high risk missing person, Jessica Wright. Jessica was last seen in Kettering at around 9.40pm on Thursday, January 23. Jessica is described as white,17 years of age, slim build, 5’1’’ with dark brown, shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a green coat with fur around the hood and pink trainers. Anyone who has seen Jessica or knows of her whereabouts, should contact Northamptonshire Police and quote MPK1/204/20. ... See MoreSee Less

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Officers investigating an alleged rape in a wooded area in East Hunsbury have concluded their enquiries and are satisfied that no crime has taken place.

On November 26, 2019, Northamptonshire Police received a report that a 14-year-old girl had been raped in a wooded area near Hunsbury Hill Road in Northampton.

The subsequent police investigation has now ended, with no criminal offences having been identified. A 45-year-old man arrested in connection with the alleged offence has been released with no further action.

DC Stacey Hayes, said: “Here at Northamptonshire Police, we take reports of sexual assault extremely seriously and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of every reported offence.

“A full investigation into this report has been carried out and as a result of our enquiries we are satisfied that no crime has taken place.

“We appreciate the natural concern that this report raised at the end of last year and I hope our conclusion affords reassurance to the community.”
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Officers are appealing for help to find a missing 14-year-old boy. Reuben Bernard was last seen at 5pm on Wednesday, January 23.

He is described as 6ft, of slim build with black hair. It is not known the exact clothing he was wearing, however he usually wears a black zip up jacket and carries a black rucksack.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about Reuben, and are appealing to him to contact his family or the police to let them know he is safe.

Anyone who has seen Reuben or knows where he is should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting reference number MPN4/206/20.
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Detectives investigating an attempted murder at a caravan park in Gipsy Lane, Irchester, are appealing for witnesses to an earlier disturbance in Wellingborough, which they believe was connected.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage of the disturbance outside the Horseshoe Public House in Sheep Street, between 2am and 2.45am on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1).

Anyone who may have footage, or has any information which could help with this investigation – no matter how insignificant they think it may be – is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 20000000784.

Alternatively, if they prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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Do you recognise these men? Officers would like to speak to them in connection with the theft of catalytic converters which were stolen from vehicles parked in Ironstone Way, Brixworth.

Between 3.50pm and 4pm on Monday, January 13, two men drove into a private business car park. One of the men used a jack to lift a black Auris Hybrid Toyota car to enable the second man to steal the catalytic converter.

The men put the catalytic converter into the rear of a Ford Galaxy before moving on to a second car.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000039340.
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Northamptonshire Police detectives investigating the kidnapping and wounding of two men from Cambridgeshire, have charged three people in connection with this incident.

Abdillah Cumar, aged 20, of no fixed address, Toushane Spencer, aged 18, and a 17-year-old boy, both from Corby, have been remanded in custody after being charged with kidnapping and wounding with intent. They will next appear before Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, February 19.

The charges follow an incident on Monday, January 13, in which two men from St Neots in Cambridgeshire were kidnapped and seriously assaulted in Corby.

Detectives continue to work around the clock on this investigation and anyone who has any information, who has not yet come forward, is encouraged to do so.

In particularly, they would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything in Bargroves Avenue in St Neots, between 3pm and 4pm on Monday, January 13 or anyone in the area of Barnard or Culross Walk in Corby, between 4pm and 5pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 20000024005. Alternatively, if they would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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We know a lot of you have watched our Heroes Of Northamptonshire series, in which officers from across the force talk about why they joined and why they do the job.

This is our final video in the series, which is a short compilation featuring all eight of our interviewees talking about policing.

If you missed any of original videos, or just want to watch them again, they’re available here:

For more information about joining Northamptonshire Police, visit
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Can you help police officers in Northampton identify this man? They would like to speak to him in connection with an assault in Bridge Street in the town.

The incident happened between 1.45am and 2.15am on Friday, October 25, when a 26-year-old man was approached by another man on the dance floor inside the Stereo Bar.

As the men lent in to have a conversation, the offender punched the man causing him to stagger backwards. Following the assault, the offender left the bar, leaving the man with a fractured jaw.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 19000571116.
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Yet another scam. You get a call from an unknown number which you answer. You are then listening to a crying woman, who then sobs please help me and hangs up.
DON'T call back as you will be directed to a premium rate number. Block this number 07008856011.

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Had this email about 5 times in my Spam, which I check for 'real' emails nearly every day. Believe this is a scam but wanted to warn people about it.

Payment error
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TV Licence - Payment error

We noticed that your last payment could not processed. To prevent your account from being suspended please verify your infomation details.

To verify your details, please follow the link below to login into your account.

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Best regards,

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