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180801 - Arrests made in rural crime crackdown, Breckland and West Norfolk

posted 1 Aug 2018, 02:40 by Earl Soham Parish Council


A policing operation launched to combat rural crime in Breckland and West Norfolk has led to seven arrests.

 

Operation Kingbird has seen an increase in patrols and targeted police activity to combat rising burglaries and thefts at farms.

 

Seven people have been arrested, with one man charged with offences while cash and drugs have been seized and stolen property recovered.

 

Local Policing Commander for Breckland North, Inspector Jon Papworth said: "We are concerned about this criminal activity and we’ve launched a dedicated operation to target offenders while addressing concerns within the farming community.

 

"Officers, including frontline response, beat managers and specialist units, are working together to disrupt and deter criminals and patrol vulnerable locations.

 

"While we’ve seen some promising results we are continuing to treat these crimes seriously and will deal with offenders robustly.

 

"Members of the community can help us by reporting suspicious activity – residents know their communities better than anyone else so will be best placed to spot if anyone or anything is out of place.”

 

Results from Operation Kingbird include:

·    Two men were arrested on Sunday (29 July 2018) after a vehicle failed to stop for police in Swaffham. Police pursued the vehicle which was eventually stopped in Castle Acre. Kieran Price, 19 and of Wkaehurst Placed, Cardiff, has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and going equipped for theft. He was remanded in police custody and appeared via video link before Norwich Magistrates Court yesterday <31>. where he was released on conditional bail to appear before Norwich Crown Court at a later date. A second man, aged 18, arrested in connection with the incident was released without charge. 

·    Warrant executed at a property in Swaffham on 6 June where stolen property (two horses and a trailer) were recovered. A large amount of heroin, more than 100 cannabis plants and about £10,000 was seized. A 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

·    On 24 July a 19-year-old man was arrested in Swaffham in connection with theft of batteries – he’s been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

·    Two other males, aged 20 and 16 were arrested in Swaffham on 22 June on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Both men were question and released under investigation while officers continue with their enquiries.

 

Residents are also being encouraged to sign-up to a weekly crime newsletter, called Operation Randall, a countywide crime-fighting initiative aimed at protecting rural communities.

 

Crime prevention advice to rural businesses and farms includes:

  • lock equipment away in a secure building or part of a building when not in use
  • invest in a secure storage toolbox
  • install a burglar alarm on buildings where equipment is kept
  • always lock vehicles when left outside and keep the keys in your possession
  • keep expensive items and vehicles out of sight when not in use
  • consider using hitch locks, wheel clamps or ground anchors
  • mark your tools and equipment and register them for free with Immobilise
  • keep a record of all valuable items
  • consider fitting outside security lights
  • consider fitting tracking devices to vehicles

The update includes information on key rural crimes which have happened within the county, highlighting any trends and advice on how people can help police and protect their property. If you would like to sign up to the Op Randall newsletter you can do so using the below link and registering through the Police Connect website https://www.norfolk.police.uk/services/police-connect.

 

There’s more rural crime prevention advice available at: https://www.norfolk.police.uk/advice/rural-crime and members of the public are urged to report any suspicious incidents/activity/persons and vehicles to police on 101.


1 Aug 18 


180731 - Missing person Grzegorz Kiryluk

posted 31 Jul 2018, 07:52 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 31 Jul 2018, 07:55 ]


The following message is sent on behalf of the Metropolitan Police -


Police in Enfield are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 53-year-old man. 

Grzegorz Kiryluk was last seen at 12pm on Monday, 23 July 2018 in the Ponders End area of North London.  

He is a white Polish male, 5ft 9ins tall, with stubble and short grey hair. He has a tattoo of a dot on his forehead and another on his upper left arm. 




He has only been in the UK for three weeks. He has left a message stating that he was heading in the direction of the North Sea.

Officers are very concerned for his wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 07920278130 or Missing People on 116000 quoting Merlin reference:  18MIS029842. 

Full details and a picture can be viewed here - http://news.met.police.uk/news/appeal-to-trace-man-missing-from-ponders-end-315586



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180727 – BT and HMRC Scams

posted 28 Jul 2018, 02:01 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 28 Jul 2018, 02:02 ]


Sent on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards

Suffolk Trading Standards and Suffolk Police are urging residents to be alert for telephone scams following reports that a number of residents have been contacted by callers claiming to be from either the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), or BT.

The BT scam – fraudsters are demanding money from the victim and threatening to turn off broadband service if this is not paid.

The HMRC scam – fraudsters are making aggressive calls stating that the victims owe tax and if they do not pay straight away, they will be arrested.

These are known scams and are used to intimidate victims with threats.

Trading Standards and Suffolk Constabulary would like to remind members of public to never give out personal details, especially National Insurance numbers and bank account details.

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  

More information about current scams can be found https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news  

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


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180723 - Appeal from Derbyshire Police – Help us locate missing Richard Hadley

posted 23 Jul 2018, 03:48 by Chris Hoare


Sent on behalf of Derbyshire Police -


We are concerned for the safety of Richard Hadley, who has been missing from his home in the Stretton area of Alfreton since 8pm on Thursday, July 19.

Richard is described as white, 6ft 0ins tall and of heavy build. He has short brown hair, brown eyes, tends to be clean shaven and has a scar on his left cheek.

The 52-year-old was wearing jeans and white Adidas trainers with blue stripes and is believed to have been driving his grey BMW, registration RN54 WCY.

He wears a linked silver watch and a gold wedding band.

We believe he may have spent time in Suffolk since going missing.

Richard has a Derby County Football Club tattoo on his left forearm and a dragon tattoo on the back of his left shoulder.

If you have any information which may help us find Richard, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.


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

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180719 - Suffolk Constabulary continues to tackle burglary with the help of smart technology

posted 19 Jul 2018, 11:33 by Chris Hoare


More residents are set to benefit from use of smart technology as Suffolk Constabulary has once again joined forces with Ring, the home security company, in a bid to tackle burglary in Ipswich and beyond.
 
Ring has provided the force with an additional 200 video doorbell cameras, following the success of the first 50 donated devices, which have been installed in previously targeted Ipswich homes during the last four months.
 
The force recognises the huge potential for technology such as doorbell and other remotely monitored security cameras to help catch criminals and bring them to justice.

In the past year alone, two prolific burglars have already been caught and subsequently convicted in Suffolk, thanks to footage obtained through a Ring Video Doorbell.

The installation of two video doorbells earlier this year has also brought an enhanced sense of security for homeowners.

One resident said: "The Ring Video Doorbell is secure and it brings me peace of mind. It’s also fantastic to have this security measure in place as it allows me to see outside of my home and as far as my car on the street.

"As a previous victim of burglary, I believe this initiative is fantastic and now I’ve been using the technology for some time, I don’t know what I would do without it.”

A male resident said: "The camera is really good and I do feel, if anyone should try getting into my home or van, the motion sensor would capture any footage and in turn, help with a conviction.

"The doorbell camera has already helped me capture footage and with this in mind, I feel safer knowing that it is there.”

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith, Head of Investigations said: "It is really pleasing to hear that residents are feeling safer, thanks to the installation of a Ring Video Doorbell. We hope the installation of these additional devices will deter burglars and help bring more offenders to justice.

"We are extremely grateful for Ring’s support once again. The devices will be distributed to further victims of burglary and those who live in areas of Ipswich we know are more susceptible to this crime.

"We will also be accepting expressions of interest from members of the community that feel they or someone they know, would benefit from being a recipient of one of the devices.
 
"Once again, I would like to remind the community that burglary remains a priority for the force and by installing even more cameras, we are actively working to increase the number of offenders convicted for this type of crime.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, Tim Passmore said: "This is a great initiative. Anything that improves the peace of mind of victims of burglary is really welcome.

"It’s excellent news that Ring has generously donated these doorbell cameras. I’m sure they will help residents feel safer and support the police in their mission to catch criminals, get them prosecuted and brought to justice."

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: "At Ring, we’re focused on making our neighbours feel safer, not just in their homes but throughout the neighbourhood. We’re excited to continue our work with Suffolk Constabulary to further reduce crime in Ipswich and surrounding areas. By installing more Ring devices for repeat burglary victims, we can bring both an additional layer of security to our neighbours’ homes and extra peace of mind. With Ring, not only are our neighbours able to intercept burglars before they enter a property, but criminals are thinking twice at the mere sight of a Ring device."

To register an interest in obtaining a free Ring Video Doorbell, whether you live in Ipswich or another location in Suffolk, please email doorbell@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

For further information visit www.suffolk.police.uk  or www.ring.com.



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19 Jul 18

180716 - Wanted man appeal – Harry Smith

posted 16 Jul 2018, 09:04 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 16 Jul 2018, 12:56 ]


The following message is sent on behalf of Norfolk Police -


Norfolk Police are renewing their appeal for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

Harry Smith, aged 26, is wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence.

He is also wanted in connection with failing to appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court in June this year.

He is described as white, 5' 11” and with short dark brown hair.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Harry Smith is asked to Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A picture of Harry Smith is attached or use the following link - https://www.norfolk.police.uk/wanted-persons/harry-smith-0.



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180711 - Advice ahead of Latitude 2018

posted 11 Jul 2018, 11:35 by Chris Hoare



As Latitude 2018 approaches, police are urging festival-goers to think about their safety and the security of their possessions ahead of their arrival on the site.  


The music and arts festival takes place between Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 July this year and police are asking those visiting to plan ahead to ensure they enjoy the event.  


The number of people attending the event each year means Latitude has a population equivalent to the size of a small town and, with the setting, the chance to see a variety of acts, and a relaxed atmosphere it can be easy to forget about safety and security, however this can make it attractive to those keen to take advantage of visitors lowering their guard.  


The vast majority of reported incidents last year were theft related and officers are keen to ensure crime is kept to a minimum at this year’s event.  


The main crime at music festivals across the UK tends to be thefts from tents on campsites. In previous years there have been a number of such offences, many on the first night of the festival when it’s likely that criminals target tents on the assumption that those camping are settling in, have not made plans for their security and may have withdrawn cash to see them through the weekend.  


Other thefts have occurred while festival-goers had their attention diverted while they were watching performances. This included instances where people had camera equipment stolen from near their feet, thefts from bags that were being carried and items stolen from pockets.  


You should also bear in mind your personal safety.  Meeting new people can be a fun part of the festival experience but going off alone with someone you’ve just met, particularly if alcohol is also involved, can also make you vulnerable.  


With this in mind, police are asking you to think about security before you head to the site and to consider a few simple pieces of advice that should help to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time.  


Detective Superintendent David Cutler said: "The festival has become a well established fixture on the Suffolk calendar and, as such, we want everyone to enjoy it.  


"We urge everyone attending to be mindful of the security of their valuables as there will be a very small minority who will look to exploit those who have their guard down.  


"Have fun at the festival, but stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. If you have any concerns, please approach one of our officers or a member of the event staff who will be happy to help.”  


PCC Tim Passmore said: "Latitude shines a fantastic spotlight on our beautiful county, attracting more and more visitors each year and the impact this has on the local economy is hugely important.


"As with any large event of this nature, there is always a danger that visitors enjoying themselves forget basic crime prevention and make themselves vulnerable to crime.


"I would encourage festival-goers to take care of themselves, look out for friends and be aware of what’s going on around them.   If you can avoid it, don’t take anything of value with you, keep your valuables safe, enjoy the festival and make sure your memoires of Latitude 2018 are all happy ones.”  


- Stick with your friends and look out for each other.  


- Moderate your alcohol consumption. Overdo it and you’ll be less aware and less likely to spot dangers.  Have a glass of water between drinks and pace yourself.  


- Be careful. Festivals give you the opportunity to meet new friends but going off alone with people who you’ve just met may lead you into situations you don’t want to be in.   


- Remember no means no. Too much alcohol and the heat of the moment can lead to issues of consent. Don’t take advantage of situations that are alcohol-fuelled or the consequences could be arrest, a court appearance and a prison term.  


- There is safety in groups. Set up camp near friends, make friends with your neighbours and learn the layout of the site so you can find what you need – toilets/ stewards, etc, without getting lost. You can always ask staff for help with directions or anything else you may need.  


- Don’t bring large sums of cash, lots of credit/ debit cards, or lots of valuables with you. Only bring what you need and keep them on you, or in a locker, at all times. There are cash points on site so you can withdraw money as you need it.   


- If you can’t take your valuables with you when you leave your tent leave them at home. A tent offers little, if any, security and can easily be entered even if the entrance is padlocked.  


- Make use of the property Storage Tent onsite, open 24 hours, to store your valuables and possessions securely.  


- Place any property that would be attractive to thieves (cash, credit cards, mobile phones, cameras, etc) inside a bag and tuck it into your sleeping bag when you go to sleep.   


- Make a note of card numbers, and the number to call if they are stolen or mislaid, and postcode mark the property you bring to Latitude so that it is identifiable.   


- If you arrive by car don’t leave anything in your vehicle, including satellite navigation systems/ CDs, cash etc. Take everything with you or leave it at home.   


- Be mindful of the activities of people around you when watching performances. Bags with shoulder straps should be worn across your chest, with the fastening towards your body. Rucksacks should be kept closed and not left unattended.   


- Keep mobile phones secure. It’s easy for a pickpocket to remove items such as these from a pocket or bag in a crowd without you noticing.   


- Use the lockers provided in the village.  


You are asked to report any suspicious activity to security or stewards on site or, in an emergency, if you believe a crime is in progress, dial 999.  


Police are also reminding motorists that there may be some delays on the A12 near Henham as thousands of festival goers flock to the site, so be prepared for slow-moving traffic along the A12, particularly between Yoxford and the site.   


Police are advising drivers to leave extra time for your journey and if you can avoid the area please do so. If you’re heading to the site you may also wish to consider public transport options, as buses are laid on from local railway stations to the site.




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11 Jul 18



180702 - Wanted Man – Harry Smith

posted 2 Jul 2018, 07:04 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 07:07 ]


The following message is broadcast on behalf of Norfolk Police -

Norfolk Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

Harry Smith, aged 26, is wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence.

He is described as white, 5' 11” and with short dark brown hair.

 

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Harry Smith is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Help us keep our communities safe.

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

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


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180702 - Volunteers sought for new police scheme

posted 2 Jul 2018, 03:41 by Chris Hoare



Members of the public are being invited to support Suffolk Constabulary by becoming the "eyes and ears” of their communities as part of a new initiative.

The Local Policing Volunteer pilot scheme, which was originally launched across six towns and villages including, in Bungay, Beccles, Woodbridge, Eye, Stanton and Long Melford in April, has now been opened up to the whole county and has already attracted early interest but spaces remain for further dedicated individuals.

As part of the non-uniform role, volunteers become accessible points of contact for their communities and help Suffolk Constabulary to detect crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity in each area.

Volunteers are not expected to become involved in any incident where conflict or threat exists and will have no power of arrest or detention. They are there to report anything suspicious or unusual directly to the police. They will receive full induction training and have access to their local police station to attend appropriate briefings.

Local Policing Volunteers are an important element of our police family, which includes police officers, PCSOs, police staff and the Specials.

Local Policing Volunteers:
• must be aged over 18 years
• don’t have an upper age limit
• can work up to a maximum of  20 hours per week and hours are mutually agreed locally 
• are not required to wear a uniform
• will be covered by public liability insurance wherever they undertake their volunteering duties

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton said: "Volunteers are extremely important for the constabulary and we recognise the tremendous contribution they make.

"As a force, we actively encourage the public to report any concerns about what they see and hear in their communities and the trial of this new scheme is a welcome addition in helping the communities across the county stay safer.

"It’s important to stress the volunteers will not be involved in any official tasking or deployments – they will be the eyes and ears of their local community to report any unusual activity to uniformed officers who will then take the appropriate action.”

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner said:  "When I was re-elected two years ago I made a commitment to expand the network of volunteers and special constables throughout the county.

"The Local Policing Volunteer Scheme is a very good example of communities helping themselves and being the eyes and ears to what’s going on. It’s going back to what traditional policing was all about - the police are the public and the public are the police. It’s a two-way process.

”Volunteers will wear tabards and look out for any suspicious or criminal behaviour while out in the community. They will then report back to their local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) who will deal with the crimes. They will not have powers of detention and will not intervene.

"We think that gathering all this extra information will be very helpful indeed.

"Sometimes it’s the very last piece of evidence that solves a crime and this could really help us access all the details we need to know.

"This is a very exciting scheme. I’m very pleased that all six areas in the pilot are on board with it and delighted to see it extended across the county.

"I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops and would encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch.”

Anyone interested in becoming a Local Policing Volunteer will undergo a training package, be given a tabard and have a direct point of contact with police, as well as be included in regular meetings. The supportive role is also designed to work alongside usual activities and at no point requires participants to directly get involved in tackling crime.

Volunteers will need to undergo and pass security checks at the appropriate level for the role, although no medical assessment is required.

To gain further information regarding any of the constabulary’s volunteering roles, visit www.suffolk.pnn.police.uk/joinus or email specialsandvolunteers@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or phone on 01473 613589.


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180702 - Appeal from North Herts Police – Missing William Taylor

posted 2 Jul 2018, 03:29 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 03:34 ]



The following appeal is broadcast on behalf of Hertfordshire Police -

North Herts Chief Inspector Julie Wheatley made a public appeal on Monday, June 25 for information on the whereabouts of missing William Taylor. 

70 year old William Taylor was last seen at his home in Gosmore at around 9pm on Sunday, June 3. 

Speaking from his home in Gosmore today, North Herts Chief Inspector Julie Wheatley, said: “This is an unbearable situation for his family who are incredibly worried. 

“William has turned 70 since he has been missing and his family have not been able to celebrate this happy occasion with him. 

“I am appealing to anyone who might have seen William or anyone who has information on his whereabouts to get in touch with us. 

“We are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and any information you have, no matter how small it might seem, could be vital in us finding William.” 

William is described as white and around 5ft 11in tall. He is of a medium build and has short grey hair. He was last seen wearing a baby blue-coloured shirt, jeans and black wellies. It is believed that William may be wearing a navy blue boiler suit

If you have seen him since he went missing or have information about his whereabouts please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101. If you believe you are with William or have seen him in the last few moments please call 999.


A picture of William is attached or you can click on this link https://www.herts.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Public-appeal-for-information-on-missing-William-Taylor-0419MD.




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

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