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CCTV images of man sought in relation to burglaries - Lowestoft & Snape

posted 13 Oct 2017, 09:39 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 14 Oct 2017, 01:52 ]


Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Lowestoft.

          

                   

Officers were called to a property on The Avenue at approximately 10:40am yesterday, Thursday 12 October, following reports of a burglary in progress where a window had been smashed and which had activated the house alarm.

A member of public reported seeing a man carrying a knife exit the property, who shouted threats as he ran towards a parked car, a grey Volvo.

The suspect drove the vehicle towards Blackheath Woods where it became stuck along a bridleway and he decamped.

Detectives are linking this incident to a second burglary in Snape earlier this week, where a car was stolen.

The break in occurred at a home address in Gromford Lane at some point between 6:30pm on Tuesday 10 and 2:30pm on Wednesday 11 October. Access to the property was gained via a window and keys to the grey Volvo were taken.

The suspect left another vehicle, a red Vauxhall Corsa which is also believed to be stolen, in the driveway of the premises.

Anyone with information about who the man is or about either of the incidents should call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number 66624/17.  Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required


The Police Connect Team

13 Oct 17

Missing man - Ipswich

posted 12 Oct 2017, 03:32 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 31-year-old man from Ipswich.

was last seen at his home address in the town at 7.15am on Tuesday, 10 October, but has not been seen since.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, bald and has a beard. He is believed to be wearing beige trousers, with a navy SuperDry hoodie.

Mr Whyman is considered to be vulnerable and as such police are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Mr Whyman, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

12 Oct 17

Theft of Horse Trailer – Debenham

posted 11 Oct 2017, 03:23 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing to witnesses following the theft of a horse trailer from the Debenham area.

Sometime between 3pm on Thursday 5th and 3pm Friday 6th October 2017 a green Richardson Rice horse trailer was stolen from a field off Kenton Road in Debenham.  The trailer, which has a reversing mirror attached to the front, contained 30-40 bales of hay.

If you saw the trailer being moved or have information on the trailer’s whereabouts, please call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 37/65588/17


Horse trailers are easy targets for thieves unless security measures are taken.


  • Where possible park the trailer in a locked barn or behind secured gates.

  • Fit a tow hitchlock and if possible chain the towing arm to something solid.  Use a heavy duty motorbike type chain which are very difficult to crop.

  • Use a wheel clamp on a rear wheel. Immobilising the rear wheel stop the trailer being moved if the trailer is lifted at the front.

  • Fit a tracker to your trailer – these have come down dramatically in price and can be linked and operated from your mobile phone

  • Mark the trailer roof with vinyl lettering or paint.

  • Record the trailer chassis / serial number and register this with the manufacturer’s database such as Ifor Williams or TER  (The National Plant Equipment Register)




Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
11 Oct 17

Theft of a vehicle - Aspall

posted 27 Sep 2017, 12:53 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for information after a vehicle was stolen from a farm in Aspall.

The JCB Loadall, with a registration of AY61 DXS, was taken from a field near Aspall Green sometime between 5.30pm Sunday 24th & 7.45am Monday 25th September. The vehicle had a muck fork with a hydraulic grab fitted to the front.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen the vehicle being taken or driven in the area, or anyone with information on the non-emergency telephone number 101 quoting crime reference 37/63032/17 or you can use the online reporting link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team


27 Sep 17


Suffolk Police Community Safety SurveyPost

posted 27 Sep 2017, 12:50 by Chris Hoare


People are being encouraged to take part in a Crime and Community Survey to understand perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.

Serving communities is at the heart of policing in Suffolk, so hearing from residents is an important part of how the Constabulary designs its service.

Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to improving services using the best available evidence. To both these ends, people who live in the county are being invited to complete this short survey to help drive improvement.

Completing this ensures you have your say and gives you the chance to be involved in how policing develops.

Suffolk Constabulary Chief Constable Gareth Wilson added: "By completing this survey you can help us tailor our service to meet the needs of the community and help keep Suffolk as one of the safest counties in the country to live, work, travel and invest.

"The more feedback we receive the better we can understand the ever-changing nature of crime and policing in the county.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: "It is hugely important for us to really understand the public’s perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area as we tailor the service to the needs of the communities we serve.

"The public response to this survey will help us to see whether we are meeting the needs of our communities here in Suffolk as we redesign policing in the county with reduced budgets.

"The public have to be at the very forefront of any decisions we make so it is crucially important everyone is encouraged to have their say.”

A survey was previously carried out in 2015 and results from both will be analysed and compared to see where progress has been made and for any key themes raised. Questions include looking at crime, community safety and communities’ policing priorities. The results will be used to help decide which improvement projects are carried out.

The survey has been designed by the University of Suffolk as part of the Constabulary’s partnership with the Better Policing Collaborative (BPC), which began in 2015. It will take around 10 minutes to complete and the results will inform police plans for the future. You can complete the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Suffolk-CSS-2017.

The BPC is an academic research partnership, the main aim of which is to improve the constabulary’s knowledge base.

The survey closes on October 31.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team


27 Sep 17

Police warn against HMRC telephone scam

posted 22 Sep 2017, 08:51 by Chris Hoare


Police are reminding residents to be alert for telephone scams following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Fraudsters are typically contacting the elderly and vulnerable, warning victims of arrest warrants, outstanding debts or unpaid taxes in their name.

On occasions, victims have been told to purchase a quantity of music vouchers or told a sum of cash will be collected from their home address.

Suffolk Constabularly are reminding residents that HMRC will never make phone calls, use text messages or email to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty and will never ask for payment in this way.

In addition, police are urging local businesses to brief their staff about this type of scam and ask that any member of the public who requests to purchase large amounts of iTunes or similar vouchers are offered support and that police contacted if there are concerns.

For advice on keeping yourself safe against scams, please visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z.

For more information on this type of crime do visit: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-fraudsters-claiming-to-be-from-hmrc-jun17

Alternatively, report incidents of fraud to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool http://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 1232040.
 
You can also sign up to the Trading Standards weekly email alert on rogues and scams targeting Suffolk at
www.suffolk.gov.uk/JoinTheFight

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team


22 Sep 17

Warning over telephone scam in Suffolk

posted 14 Sep 2017, 05:34 by Chris Hoare


Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a woman in Suffolk was targeted by telephone scammers.

On Friday 8 September, a woman from Ipswich, received a telephone call from a man, saying he was a police officer and that he was investigating a fraud and required assistance. The offender then instructed the woman to withdraw £4,600 from her bank account which was then collected by a man later that day.

The victim was then told by the offender to purchase a watch worth £25,500 as he said he was investigating an insurance scam. Fortunately, the transaction was declined in the shop. The woman attended her bank to get the transaction authorised and it was at this point that police were alerted.

Residents should remember the following:

•             Your bank or the police will never ask you to withdraw money or purchase items

•             Your bank or the police will never ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details out

•             If you receive such a call leave the landline for at least five minutes to make an outside call. Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ring tones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number

•             Use a friend or neighbour’s telephone instead

•             Friends, family, carers and neighbours are asked to spread the word to ensure everyone is aware of this scam and what they should do

 For advice on keeping yourself safe against scams, please visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Alternatively, report incidents of fraud to Action Fraud using their online reporting tool http://www.actionfraud.police.uk  or by calling  0300 1232040.

 You can also sign up to the Trading Standards weekly email alert on rogues and scams targeting Suffolk at www.suffolk.gov.uk/JoinTheFight

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team


14 Sept 17


UPDATE Motorcyclist named in fatal collision - Blundeston

posted 30 Aug 2017, 03:53 by Chris Hoare


A 37-year-old motorcycle rider, who died following a two vehicle road traffic collision in Blundeston, has been formally named as Nigel Last, of Aldeby near Beccles.

Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service around 11:35am, Monday 28 August, to reports a motorcycle had been in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A47 Yarmouth Road, near the Market Lane junction.

The northbound A47 was closed at Rackhams Corner for a collision investigation to take place and reopened shortly before 5pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 170 of 28 August.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team

 
30 Aug 17

Motorcyclist in fatal collision - Blundeston

posted 29 Aug 2017, 06:47 by Chris Hoare


A motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle collision in Blundeston.

Police were called by the East of England Ambulance Service around 11:35am Monday 28 August, to reports a motorcycle had been in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A47 Yarmouth Road, near the Market Lane junction.

Despite the efforts of those on the scene to save him, the motorcyclist - a man aged in his 30s - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 170 of 28 August.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team

29 Aug 17

Suffolk Police targeting speeding drivers

posted 18 Aug 2017, 07:44 by Chris Hoare


Police in Suffolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week-long enforcement campaign.

Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement.

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, begins on Monday 21 August and will run until Sunday 27 August, seeing an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the county.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: "We work closely with our partners all-year round to target speeding drivers and these campaigns allow us to enforce the law while also raising awareness of the dangers and educating motorists.

"Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four' offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision - alongside drink driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

"All too often officers have to deal with the results of drivers speeding, which can be devastating, with families and friends being left behind to pick up their lives after the event. One fatality on our roads is one too many, but tragically 22 people have died in collisions in Suffolk so far this year.

"Speed limits are in place for a reason – the limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on a particular stretch of road.

"Drivers shouldn’t use these limits as targets; there are always other factors to consider including other road users, levels of traffic and weather conditions. The faster you are travelling, the less time you have to react to the unexpected and stop safely.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, said: "I fully support this campaign to focus on speeding. 

"The safety of all road users in Suffolk is a key priority for me as the county's Police and Crime Commissioner. I am extremely proud that Suffolk is one of only a few constabularies across the country to continue to invest in roads policing. Through my public meetings and my mail bag I know there is huge support for increased enforcement so I'm pleased Suffolk is bucking the trend by continuing to invest in this area.

"Speeding wrecks lives and there really is no excuse for it. I find it absolutely staggering that despite all the publicity and numerous warning signs, drivers cannot keep to the speed limit. 

"Speed limits are there for a reason. Speed is one of the fatal four causes of serious injury or death on our roads and these thoughtless drivers really do need to wake up to the fact that they are not just risking their own lives, but the lives of fellow road users.”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

 For results and updates during the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRoadsPolicing.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team


18 Aug 17


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