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Renewed appeal to trace missing man

posted 14 Feb 2018, 11:08 by Chris Hoare


Police are renewing appeals to trace a missing 43-year-old man from Kesgrave, who also has connections to two towns in Norfolk.

Paul Moore was last seen at around 4pm on Tuesday 6 February in the Nacton area.

He was reported missing to police two days later and officers have undertaken a number of enquires to locate him since then, including searches assisted by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

It is possible that Paul has been staying at hotels in the Ipswich area and may be checking-in under a different name. Officers have been conducting enquires at local hotels as a result of this.

He also has links to Diss and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

Paul is described as white, 6ft tall, of a stocky build and with mousy hair. It is not known what clothing he is wearing.


Police and family members are increasingly concerned for Paul’s welfare and so area appealing for anyone who has seen Paul to make contact.

Anyone with 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

14 Feb 18

Arrests made in connection with ram raids - countywide

posted 14 Feb 2018, 11:02 by Chris Hoare


Police have arrested two people in connection with a series of ram raid incidents at convenience stores across Suffolk.

The arrests relate to five attempted ram raids targeting cash machines occurring between December 2017 and January 2018 at the following locations:

-       The Co-op in The Street, Rickinghall, on 5 December

-       The Co-op in The Drift, Great Cornard, on 6 December

-       The Co-op Village Shop in High Street, Lavenham on 21 December

-       McColl’s in High Road, Trimley St Martin, on 8 January

-       The Co-operative Food store in High Street, Lavenham, on 9 January

A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, from the Maldon area of Essex, were both arrested on suspicion of burglary by detectives investigating these offences yesterday, Tuesday 13 February.

They were taken into police custody for questioning and have been released under investigation pending further enquires.

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

14 Feb 18


Ipswich/East Suffolk – Wanted man and missing woman

posted 14 Feb 2018, 10:59 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for help to trace a 36-year-old man from Ipswich who is wanted.

Marc Nicholls is wanted by police in connection with a number of burglary incidents across east Suffolk.

He is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with short dark brown hair. He also has a tattoo on his neck behind his right ear and tattoos on his arms.

Officers are also trying to locate a 20-year-old woman from Ipswich who has been reported missing and is believed to be with Nicholls.

Anna Sesto has not been seen since last month and is thought to be residing with Nicholls. She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build, and with shoulder-length dark brown hair.

                                                                                                         


Anyone who believes they have seen either Marc Nicholls or Anna Sesto is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101, or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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
14 Feb 18

COUNTYWIDE - Thefts from vehicles

posted 14 Feb 2018, 10:53 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a motor vehicle and assault that took place in Brantham.
 
It happened between 6.30pm and 7pm on Monday 12 February outside a property on Brooklands Road.
 
The victim saw a man removing items from his van into another vehicle. Another offender was inside the van. While attempting to stop the offender the victim was punched several times. He also received a blow to his head which knocked him to the ground. The victim suffered a broken jaw in the attack.
 
The offenders fled in the vehicle, stealing power tools.
 
The attacker was dressed in all black. He was also wearing a black balaclava and black gloves.
 
Police are also investigating three other thefts from vans in the county on the same date, some of which may be linked.
 
At around 8.50pm two offenders broke into a works van in Elm Way, Bacton, stealing power tools.
 
The first offender was wearing a white or grey hoody and a balaclava. The second offender was wearing all black clothing and a balaclava.
 
At around 9.05pm offender/s attempted to break into a van in Debenham Road, Mickfield. It is not known what, if anything was stolen.
 
At around 9.45pm two offenders wearing balaclavas attempted to break into a van in Dales Road, Ipswich. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.
 
If you have any information regarding any of the incidents or saw any suspicious activity during the times stated you should contact Suffolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

Van owners are also advised to register their tools for free at www.immobilise.com taking note of the serial numbers and models, and to use ultraviolet pen to (invisibly) mark their property, which increases the chances of having them returned to you in the event of being lost or stolen.

Van drivers should also consider the following measures to reduce the risk of being a victim of crime:
 
• Always lock all doors and shut windows, physically checking van doors are locked.
• Park in a garage or secure area where possible.
• Park with the doors against a wall.
• If you park on your driveway consider installing motion activated CCTV.
• Be particularly aware when unloading.
• Remove tools from the van if possible.
• To increase the security of tools, you can bolt either a cage or box to the base of the van which should be secured with a sturdy close shackle padlock to reduce and deter further incidents.
• Setting an alarm or immobiliser will make it more difficult for the offender.
• Consider upgrading locks/fitting additional protection.
• Information on Police approved products can be found at www.securedbydesign.com

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

14 Feb 18


Appeal to trace missing man - Paul Moore

posted 9 Feb 2018, 08:23 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is missing from the Ipswich area.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 43 year old Paul Moore who has not been seen since Tuesday 6 February at about 4pm. It his thought he may have been in and around Nacton area, possibly wearing no top and may have a bloodied face. 

He is described as six foot tall, with mousey coloured hair and is of stocky build. There is no further description of clothing he was wearing.


Enquiries are on-going to locate him and anyone who has seen him or knows of his current whereabouts should contact 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

9 Feb 18

Police warning - Southwold resident scammed out of £200,000

posted 9 Feb 2018, 07:17 by Chris Hoare


Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant to a telephone scam urging victims to transfer money out of their bank accounts.

It follows an incident where a woman in her 60s from Southwold was targeted and had in excess of £200,000 worth of savings taken fraudulently.

Victims are contacted by someone purporting to be from the fraud department associated to their bank and makes claims that their account/s are being targeted by rouge bank employees. They also claim that such ‘rogue employees’ are currently being internally investigated, but to safeguard the victims money they need to transfer their savings out of their account into an apparent 'safe' account/s'.

The fraudulent callers will apply a time pressure and the need to supposedly keep secret the transfers out of the account. The victim is either asked to make instant transfers online or to go to their local branch to carry out the necessary transfers. During the phone call the victim is guided on the mobile phone what they should and should not say to others especially bank staff.

  • DC Joanne Smith from Safeguarding and Investigations said: "The fraudulent caller will sound very convincing, and claims to know the banks procedures and even information about the victims account to gain their trust. The fraudulent caller may also build the trust over a couple of days before asking to make the transfers as well as  providing genuine telephone numbers and passwords that will correspond to the legitimate bank / building society.  Some fraudsters have the ability to mask their telephone number so what appears on the caller display conveys the impression it is a genuine phone number."

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 the victim has any concerns about what the caller is asking then they should end the call and report to their branch and or fraud department.
Never download any software suggested by caller.
Do not rush into complying to the scammers demands / requests. 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.
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.

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
9 Feb 18

Missing person update – Joshua Rukwira

posted 6 Feb 2018, 09:27 by Chris Hoare


Police can confirm that a missing 14-year-old teenager has been found.

Joshua Rukwira, who was reported missing to police on Wednesday 24 January, was located in Dorset by police officers last night, Monday 5 February.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with this appeal.


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
6 Feb 13

Cigarettes stolen following burglary at Co-op - Thieves Escape on Foot in Earl Soham

posted 5 Feb 2018, 01:41 by Chris Hoare


A quantity of cigarettes were stolen following a burglary at a convenience store in Debenham.

Police were called just after 11pm Thursday 1 February, following an alarm activation at the Co-op in Chancery Lane.

Officers arrived at the scene a short while later to discover that glass in the front door had been smashed to gain entry and a number of cigarettes stolen from inside. It is believed that three men broke into the shop and made off in a vehicle.

Just after 11.15pm police received a call reporting a collision in Earl Soham, at the junction of the A1120 at Mill Hill, Low Road and The Street, where a black Ford Focus had gone across the junction into a hedge.

The car then drove through the hedge and around the garden behind before colliding with a nearby building. Three men were seen to exit the vehicle and walk towards Brandeston Road, carrying a large bag.

On police arrival officers discovered cigarette packets in the car and following a search of the area, a police dog unit located a large bag of cigarettes in a bush near to the Victoria public house at around 12.30am. However, the suspects were not located.

Any witnesses to either the burglary in Debenham or the collision in Earl Soham are asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference 6290/18, use the 'report something' link at www.suffolk.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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
5 Feb 18

Take a Stand Against Scams

posted 30 Jan 2018, 05:51 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 30 Jan 2018, 05:54 ]




The following message is sent on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards -

Each year scams cause between £5bn and £10bn worth of detriment to UK consumers. In addition to the financial impact, scams can have a severe emotional and psychological impact on victims.

To fight back against the criminals, Suffolk Constabulary are supporting a new initiative called Friends Against Scams that has been launched in Suffolk by Suffolk Trading Standards.

Friends Against Scams is a campaign which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to 'Take a Stand Against Scams.' 

The aim of Friends Against Scams (a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative) is to: 

  • inspire action

  • highlight the scale of the problem

  • change the perceptions of why people fall victim to scams

  • make scams a local, regional and national topic

 

By completing the online learning, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others from scams.

 

Suffolk Trading Standards are asking Suffolk residents to join the fight against scams by becoming a Friend Against Scams.  They aim to have 1500 Friends by the end of 2018 and are calling on individuals and businesses to make the pledge.

 

To become a Friend Against Scams please go to www.suffolk.gov.uk/Friends


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 

30 Jan 18





Results from mobile phone campaign – Op Ringtone

posted 30 Jan 2018, 04:53 by Earl Soham Parish Council


More than 120 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone in Suffolk during a week-long enforcement campaign.

Operation Ringtone ran between Monday 22 January and Sunday 28 January, coinciding with a nationwide campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Officers patrolled the roads with marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles, which were all fitted with cameras to obtain evidence to help secure successful prosecutions.

In total roads policing officers issued 122 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) to drivers using a mobile phone whilst driving. This compares with 62 TORs issued during the last week of action which took place between 10 and 16 July 2017.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, Head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "This is a staggering number of people caught breaking the law - an average of 17 a day - and I am deeply concerned that such a high number of people are willing to risk other people’s lives by using their phone whilst driving.

"However, I think the fact almost twice as many people were caught during this week of action compared with the last one in July 2017, is as a result of an intelligence-led concerted effort of officers across the county.  

"Many of the drivers who were stopped stated that they were not aware the penalties for the offence increased last year and offenders now receive a £200 fine and six penalty points, which for someone who has had their licence for less than two years would see it revert back to a provisional one.

"What all this does highlight though is that far too many people are oblivious to just how dangerous using your phone whilst driving is and the devastating consequences it can have if it causes you to be involved in a serious or fatal collision.

"Our message is simple – don’t put lives in danger and leave your phone alone whilst behind the wheel.”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, said: "Time and time again we see drivers using their phones on the move so I was fully behind the Constabulary’s Operation Ringtone campaign to increase enforcement on our county’s roads.

"Using a mobile phone at the wheel is reckless and costs lives. It absolutely horrifies me when I see drivers on their phones and sadly we see it all too often.”

He added: "I hope the publicity around these campaigns, the higher penalties that drivers face for using their mobile phone, and the fact that members of the public are submitting footage, will finally make those who continue to flaunt the law take note.”


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

30 Jan 18


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