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February Crime prevention events Lowestoft, Beccles and Bungay

posted 26 Jan 2020, 08:31 by Earl Soham Parish Council


Your local Community Engagement Officer (CEO) Pc Amy Yeldham will be holding Street Meets and Crime prevention Pop ins on the following dates:

Street Meet – 1st February - Britten Centre,  Lowestoft 12pm – 2pm.


Crime prevention pop in – 15th February, Town Hall, Beccles 10am – 1pm (This will be run in conjunction with the Special Constabulary Drop-in event.)


Crime Prevention Pop in – 29th February, Bungay Library, 10:30am – 11:30am.


Bike marking and crime prevention advice are available at all pop in and street meet events.



Please come along and meet your CEO, all are welcome.


For further information about this event, how you can get involved or if you have a general enquiry please email ceolowestoft@suffolk.pnn.police.uk .

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

Police Connect Team

26 Jan 20


Renewed appeal to trace missing man – Gislingham

posted 23 Jan 2020, 09:56 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 23 Jan 2020, 10:03 ]


Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 47-year-old man from Gislingham and are issuing a renewed appeal for help to locate him.

Lee Fitzgerald was dropped off at 8.55am on Thursday 9 January in Chapel Street, Diss by a friend and he was reported missing to police at around 1.35pm on Monday 13 January.

Police believe that Lee travelled via train from Diss to Norwich on the 9.36am service on 9 January.

Upon arrival in Norwich, Lee then travelled via train from Norwich towards Great Yarmouth on the 10.36am service.

Lee is described as male, 6ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with brown hair which is receding. He was last seen wearing a blue hoody, the same one he is wearing in two CCTV images that police are now able to issue. The CCTV images were captured at Great Yarmouth railway station at 11.06am on 9 January.

                                        
                            
          
      


Police would be interested to hear from anyone who may have seen a man matching this description at any campsites, guest houses or hotels in the coastal areas along the Suffolk and Norfolk border.

At this stage, police do not have any evidence to believe Lee has come to any harm by a third party but officers remain keen to see him return home safely.

Anyone who believes they have seen Lee, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD reference 161 of 13 January.


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

23 Jan 20



Gislingham – Missing man appeal

posted 20 Jan 2020, 01:31 by Earl Soham Parish Council


Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 47-year-old man from Gislingham near Eye.

Lee Fitzgerald was last seen at around 7.15am on Thursday 9 January in Diss and he was reported missing to police at around 1.35pm on Monday 13 January.

Lee is described as male, 6ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with brown hair which is receding. He was last seen wearing a blue hoody.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Lee and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him or know of his whereabouts to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD reference 161 of 13 January.

 

A photo can be viewed via - https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/missing-persons/lee-fitzgerald


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
20 Jan 20

Hollesley Bay prisoner fails to return

posted 15 Jan 2020, 03:14 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 15 Jan 2020, 03:15 ]


Police are appealing for help to trace a prisoner who has failed to return to Hollesley Bay.

Dean Page, aged 34, has been reported missing after being released on temporary licence and failing to return.  

He had been released on Friday 10 January to stay at an address in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and was due to return to the prison yesterday, Tuesday 14 January.

Page is serving an eight year and six months sentence for robbery and possession of a blade.

He is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of medium build, with brown hair and was last seen wearing Nike sportswear and footwear. Page has links to the Rayleigh and Leigh-on-Sea areas of Essex.

Anyone who believes they have seen Dean Page, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police immediately on 101.

A photo can be viewed via https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/wanted-persons/dean-page


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
15 Jan 20

Missing person - George Reed - Found

posted 8 Jan 2020, 12:20 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 9 Jan 2020, 02:58 ]


A missing 51 year old man from Lowestoft has been found.

George Reed last seen leaving the James Paget hospital on Tuesday 7 January on foot and was located yesterday evening (Wednesday 8 January)

 

Police would like to thank the media and public for their help with the matter.



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 Jan 19




Business Burglaries – Suffolk wide

posted 8 Jan 2020, 12:15 by Earl Soham Parish Council



There has been a recent increase in the number of break-ins at businesses within Suffolk and around the local region. 

 

In order to reduce the risk of burglary at your business, please note the following crime reduction points and web links from the national police website Secured by Design: 

  • Are the fire doors robust and secure? A number of burglaries have occurred through offenders accessing the fire doors.

  • If your CCTV is hardwired in and has hard disc drives, are they hidden away and secured so that offenders cannot take them with them, along with evidence of their being on site.

  • Is your alarm/CCTV monitored?  How long could someone be in the building prior to activating the alarm, bearing in mind that attacks may be made through the shell or roof of the building? Alarms should fitted to BS EN 50132-7:2012+A1 2013 standards. It is always advisable to place security grilles/bars over skylights.

  • Be aware that some offenders will test a building’s security by deliberately setting off an alarm to check on how long a key holder’s response time is. All activations should be taken seriously.

  • Do you have steps in place to restrict easy access to the building roof? Such as anti-climb paint, or hostile toppings.

  • Do you and your staff know how to report an incident and suspicious activity to police? 

  • Staff should wear identification badges whilst at work and anyone without an identification badge should be challenged.

  • All visitors should have temporary identification and be supervised by a member of staff.

  • If you have had to let an employee go for whatever reason, have they returned all their keys, or other access materials and have you changed security codes to make sure ex-employees will no longer have access?

A number of business thefts often occur by offenders going through a main wall, or roller door using equipment to cut a hole. As a result, it is strongly advised that further security measures are incorporated which could include reinforcing the wall areas with Ex-Mesh or Securilath metal sheeting, along with further movement sensors to detect all vulnerable areas. Fogging devices that will immediately fill the area with smoke disorientate and distract offenders are a really good security measure. As are security bollards or security planters.

When looking for security products it is always advisable to check that the product has a security rating, that lists the time the product can withstand certain types of attack. Security ratings are rated from SR1, which provides just one minute against attack, to SR8 which has been tested to provide resistance of up to 20 minutes of constant force.

Further information on physical security standards can be found at https://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/pdf/Brochures/Security_Brochure.pdf

The police prefer security to be layered with a number of security options instead of relying on just one main security measure.

Help us keep our businesses and business communities safe. Further advice on physical security for any kind of commercial property can be found at Secure By Design’s web site http://www.securedbydesign.com/wpcontent/uploads/2015/05/SBD_Commercial_2015_V2.pdf

The Secured by Design website also offers an interactive design guide on securing commercial businesses, which can be found at: https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/interactive-design-guide

Suffolk Police advice on a variety of subjects that can be accessed through our ‘First Principle’ A-Z of Crime  Prevention at https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

The First Principle A-Z also includes small business security advice at:  

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/smallbusinesssecurityselfassessment1.pdf

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.

For further in-depth crime reduction advice you can contact your local Design Out Crime Officer through the non-emergency 101 telephone number.


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
8 Jan 20

Suffolk Police Theft message

posted 6 Dec 2019, 07:47 by Earl Soham Parish Council




Theft of JCB - Shadingfield

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a JCB forklift truck in Shadingfield.

It took place overnight at some point between 7pm on Wednesday 4 December and Thursday 5 December at 7am on London Road.

The offender(s) entered a building site and stole a yellow JCB telescopic material handler.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity or knows of the vehicle’s whereabout should contact police, quoting crime refence 37/73421/19

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

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

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 Dec 19




CCTV image issued in distraction thefts investigation

posted 5 Dec 2019, 07:26 by Earl Soham Parish Council


Police are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a number of distraction thefts across the county and warning businesses to be vigilant.

The first three incidents occurred between 11.30am and 3pm on Friday 15 November at town centre businesses in Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.

At a business in Station Road West, Stowmarket, a man entered the office and engaged staff in conversation and after he left a Samsung mobile phone was found to have been stolen.

At a company in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, a man entered the office area and distracted staff, following which an iPhone was stolen from a desk.

In Haverhill, a man went into an office in High Street and asked for information to be translated and in the process leant over a desk and stole an Apple iPhone.

A fourth incident was reported on Saturday 30 November in Ipswich, where at around 11.40am a man entered a restaurant at Anglia Retail Park (off Bury Road) and placed a piece of paper over the victim’s iPhone whilst asking for help with translation. After he left the victim realised her phone had been taken.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV about these incidents. He is described as being around 5ft 11in tall, well built, wearing dark-coloured bottoms, a black jacket and a black hat.

Customer-facing businesses and their employees are reminded to be vigilant to this type of offence and assure that any personal possessions, or valuable items in areas accessed by the general public, are kept in a safe place and out of reach.

Anyone who believes they recognise the man pictured in the CCTV, or who has any information about these incidents, is asked to contact the Incident and Crime Management Hub, quoting reference number 69218/19.


Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-updat

Email – tony.fisher@suffolk.pnn.police.uk      

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

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

The CCTV image is attached and can also be found on the Suffolk Police website www.suffolk.police.uk or via this link - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/04-12-2019/cctv-image-issued-following-distraction-thefts-across-county 

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 Dec 19

Hollesley Bay absconder – Paul Luttman

posted 14 Nov 2019, 02:16 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 14 Nov 2019, 02:18 ]


Police are appealing for help to trace a prisoner who has absconded from Hollesley Bay.

Paul Luttman aged 49, failed to return to the prison yesterday afternoon at 3.30pm (Wednesday 13 November).

He was released on temporary licence to the Cleveland area for a period of home leave from 11 November to 13 November.

He is serving a sentence of just under seven years for burglary offences.

He should not be approached and anyone who believes they may have seen him or who has any information regarding his whereabouts should call Suffolk Police quoting CAD 262 of today, Wednesday 13 November.


A picture of Paul Luttman is attached and can also be viewed via this link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/wanted-persons/paul-luttman



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 Nov 19

Appeal to return stolen property

posted 7 Nov 2019, 05:03 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 7 Nov 2019, 05:08 ]



Police are issuing photographs of items of stolen property in an effort to return them to the rightful owners.

Following a recent search of a vehicle and trailer in the Mildenhall area and a vehicle and caravan in the Lakenheath area, officers recovered a number of items of property which are believed to have been stolen. These include tools, clothing and a bible.
 
In addition to potentially being taken during burglaries in Suffolk, the items could also have been stolen from properties in neighbouring counties.
 
If you recognise any of the items please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/62795/19 via -
 
Email - Karl.Benton@suffolk.pnn.police.uk   

Website – complete an existing report update here 

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form here
 
Phone – Call 101
 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

Photographs of some of the items are attached and further photographs can be found on the Suffolk Police website here

    


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

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