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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.

5 hours ago

Would love to know why the residents of Murdoch Close are still having to put up with daily problems from one person! Use are aware of the injunction in place and this weekend I have been informed by my neighbours that the person has now been allowed to break into someone’s house which is criminal damage and breaking an entry and also a breach of his injunction! Police have apparently been to the address more than 3 times over the weekend but had failed to arrest the person! The injunction has been broken more than once within a few days yet the person is being able to carry on vandalising our homes, smashing our windows, breaking in our homes damaging property ect ect! Ridiculous! Myself and another resident have had to leave our homes due to this person but he’s still allowed to do what he wants yet we are the ones who suffer! Sort it out 🙄 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ads for jobs with a fantastic income, high pay for little work or no experience could be fraudulent, even duping you into money laundering/muling. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is #safejob ... See MoreSee Less

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Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seat belt-wearing rates, combined with the highest accident rate #SeatbeltsSaveLives ... See MoreSee Less

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All agencies, including police, local councils and support agencies, are committed to tackling hate crime – please report all incidents to us, it's the only way we can help. #WeStandTogether #SafePlaceForAll ... See MoreSee Less

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22 hours ago

JOKE of a police force should be ashamed of yourself and that fat copper should be sacked

The Drunken Mandem
Northampton Town I’m proud to be!

What are your thoughts on the actions of the police here?

#KevHarrisForMayor #WeDoItForFun
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Enjoying a night out? Stick with your friends and make sure everyone has a charged mobile phone with them in case you get separated. #staytogether #traveltogether ... See MoreSee Less

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In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a seat belt #SeatbeltsSaveLives ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Armed police, dogs and roadblock deployed on st james mill rd yesterday morning. What was this about? ... See MoreSee Less

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4 hours ago

Scam emails purporting to come from DVLA stating 'vehicle tax payment failed'. Email from ... See MoreSee Less

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14 hours ago

Hi Kristen Carter was selling garden conservatory furniture he said he wanted a 100 deposit before he would deliver it so u put it in his bank he would answer messages and no delivery can u trace him through bank account ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

I have reported this , but I need help with messenger fraud and identity theft ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Action Fraud

Cybersecurity experts have revealed a list of the 12 most common subject lines used in phishing emails targeting businesses.

The list shows that fraudsters are using a combination of personalisation and pressure in an attempt to deceive victims.

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2 days ago

A friend of mine wrote to me via messenger saying he'd sold a camera for £300. He asked if I had PayPal and asked for my email address. He told me that a third party was going to put £300 in my Paypal account and gave me his account number and sort code so I could pay him the money. I thought this was really odd so I asked him how we met. He couldn't answer. I asked him the name of his ex-wife and he said he didn't like to think about his past. Anyway, it turns out it qasnt my friend but a hacker, so I refunded the lady who had transferred the 300 into my PayPal, and rung the police. They told me to report it to Action Fraud but, having spent an hour registering and filling out the ridiculous form, it then asked me for stuff that I couldn't answer so I have given up.
Why make reporting fraud so bloody difficult?!
If you want to know the account details etc of this fraudster, please contact me and I'll let you know. This fraudster got in touch with lots of friends so some of them probably did it for him, so he's probably made a mint.
Please contact me through messenger for more info
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3 days ago

Action Fraud

Warning: Elderly and vulnerable people are being targeted by fraudsters claiming to be NCA officers. They’re tricking people out of their personal details, bank account information, or even moving their money directly. Don’t become a victim, please share this message and warn your family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Action Fraud

⚠️ ALERT: We've received hundreds of reports about these fake PayPal emails! The links lead to convincing-looking sites that are designed to steal your login details, personal and financial information! #PhishyFridays ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Please, please, PLEASE Be wary of this company! I would advise anyone to check prior to ordering!!!

I (and many MANY others as it turns out) ordered from this site.... when my order didn’t arrive I contacted them asking where it was on three separate platforms and was ignored every time, because of this I went through PayPal to get a refund, no sooner had I raised the dispute, the company started sending threatening and intimidating emails advising that I was in breech of contract and that unless I reinstate my order they will take me to court!!

The emails are relentless... and although I have pointed out that they legally have no standpoint they continue to try and pressure me!!

As mentioned I am unfortunately not the only one going through a similar situation!

I have reported them to as many organisations as I can think of... but would just like to warn people of their conduct in the meantime!!
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3 days ago

there is an avalanche of investment offers in the "new ISA". Interest offers above 6% pa. many companies are spreading and catching the attention of many people. like trusting these companies, there are many new ones that we do not even know where they came from. Is there any way to distinguish what is true from what is not? ... See MoreSee Less

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