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21st August 2019

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Appeal For Information About Scams In Peterborough

 
 

Dear Subscriber,

Police are urging members of the public to get in contact if they have been the victims of fraud, or attempted fraud, in Peterborough.

Over the last few months reports have been made about a man approaching members of the public at their home addresses and requesting money.

The suspect usually says that he needs money for an electric card and that his wife is in London or in hospital.

Victims have mostly been elderly and on occasions the suspect has followed victims inside their home until money is handed over.

PC Matt Lauch said: “This man is clearly targeting people and we want to put an end to this. I am urging anyone who has been a victim of this crime, or thinks they were targeted by this person, to get in contact with us.

“Even if no money was handed over the information will be invaluable to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting Op Anlaby or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Kind Regards,
Corporate Communications

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20th August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

News and Convictions Weekly Roundup

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Peterborough. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Assault and attempted robbery in Peterborough
Detectives are appealing for information following an assault and attempted robbery in Peterborough.

The 22-year-old victim was walking towards an underpass between Parnwell and Welland at about 3.20pm on Thursday (8 August) when she approached by a man who asked to borrow her phone.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Assault-and-attempted-robbery-in-Peterborough

Man who stabbed housemate jailed
A man who stabbed his housemate several times after being asked to keep the noise down in the middle of the night has been locked up.

Samiullah Abdulkhel, 20, returned to his home in Padholme Road, Peterborough, with four teenage girls at about 3am on Saturday, 24 November.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/man-stabbed-housemate-peterborough

Man took knives to dinosaur fair
Jason Simons, 44, had bought vodka and sweets from a B&M shop in Bridge Street, Peterborough, before walking to a Jurassic Park dinosaur fair at The Embankment on the afternoon of 9 June.

While playing a game at a stall he spotted a man move his phone from a table he had left it on.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/knife-thief-dinosaur-fair

Man arrested following Peterborough stabbing
A man has been arrested after a man was stabbed in Peterborough this morning.

Officers were called to Crawthorne Street at 8.42am following reports that a man was attacked by four men.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/man-arrested-following-peterborough-stabbing

Kind regards,
Corporate Communications
 

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13th August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal Following Assault and Attempted Robbery In Peterborough

 
 

We are appealing for information following an assault and attempted robbery in Peterborough.

The 22-year-old victim was walking towards an underpass between Parnwell and Welland at about 3.20pm on Thursday (8 August) when she approached by a man who asked to borrow her phone.

When the victim refused, he tried to grab her mobile while assaulting her and pushing her to the ground.

A group of men intervened and the suspect fled empty-handed. The men helped the woman home, where police were called, and then left before officers arrived.

Officers are appealing directly to the group of men to get in touch.

The suspect is described as white, about 30, tall and skinny, with short light hair. He was wearing a grey vest top, blue shorts, light trainers and a silver studded ring on his left hand.
No arrests have been made.

This was an aggressive and random attack on a woman in broad daylight.

Thankfully the victim was not seriously hurt and witnesses in the area helped stop the assault.

We are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the person responsible and are particularly keen to hear from the group of men who assisted the victim and witnessed the incident. We believe they have further information which could help our enquiries.

I would also urge anyone else who witnessed the incident, or has any information, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference 35/56534/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Report online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report

Kind Regards,
DC Zoe Slater

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Corporate Communications (Police,Communications Officer,Cambridgeshire)

 

6th August 2019

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Friends Against Scams

 
 

Earlier in the year I asked you all if you could concentrate on fraud or scams as a high priority. 
This week there is a NW campaign against scams and I am sending you the first of the campaign emails. I hope that many of you will try the training offer - it is well worth the effort!

Kind Regards
Robin Sutton


Would you be able to recognise if someone in your street had fallen victim to a scam? Criminals often target the most vulnerable people in our communities. Neighbourhood Watch has become a Friends Against Scams partner and is promoting the anti-scam messages.
Learn how to recognise the signs of scams and how to combat them here: www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk/elearning/NeighbourhoodWatch.
Together, we can take a stand against scams. #ScamAware
 

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Robin Sutton (NHWN, Chairman Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch, Whittlesey and District)

 

4th August 2019

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Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

 
 

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

Be Aware

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received intelligence to suggest that fraudsters are contacting social media influencers, based in the UK and abroad, offering them the opportunity to market a bogus product, service or investment opportunity.

Fraudsters will present professional and credible pitches to the social media influencers and try to convince them to feature the opportunity for a fee on their social media profiles in order to entice unsuspecting followers of the influencer to sign up or make a purchase.

Additionally, fraudsters are using the names of well-known public figures, implying that their opportunity or product is endorsed by the figure when it is not.

The public should be aware that any apparent endorsement by celebrities, influencers or personalities does not necessarily mean that an investment, product or service is genuine. The public is urged to exercise a cautious approach to any such offer of investment, product or service with the same caution they would at any other time.


What You Need To Do

  • If you are purchasing goods from a company you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, or ask friends or family for advice before completing a purchase.
  • Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts do not guarantee that an investment opportunity or product is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make them appear legitimate.
  • Avoid paying for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person or company. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. Instead, use your credit card or payment services such as PayPal as they offer you greater protection if you become a victim of fraud.

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4th August 2019

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Criminals Targeting People With Universal Credit Scam

 
 



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Dear subscriber, 

Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of “low cost” loans or “free” government grants. What the victims aren’t told is that the money they’ll receive is actually an advance payment for Universal Credit. The criminals use the personal information they’ve obtain under false pretences to make an application in the victim’s name. After the fraudsters have taken their “fee” from the advance payment, the victim is then left to pay back the total amount once their repayments begin.



How you can protect yourself:

  • Never share your personal or financial information with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s in response to an offer of “free money” or a “free grant”.
  • Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) staff will never approach you in the street or ask for your personal/financial details over social media.
  • If you have concerns about your benefits, you should visit www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
  • If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, you can check your credit rating quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway, using a reputable service provider and following up on any unexpected or suspicious results.





 

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

24th July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

News and Convictions Weekly Roundup

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Peterborough. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Teenager locked up for four years
A teenager who stole a man’s bike at knifepoint has been sentenced to four years in a young offenders institute.

Bradley Plavecz, 18, met the 19 year old, who was with a 17-year-old friend, on the Welland estate, in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, at about 10.30pm on 31 January last year.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Teenager_locked_up_for_four_years

Attack was mistaken identity
A man launched an attack on a man he knew in broad daylight in a case of mistaken identity.

Trevor Harris, 49, spotted the victim as he walked along Lincoln Road, in New England, Peterborough, at about 4pm on 16 September.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/attack-was-mistaken-identity

Man jailed for making and possessing indecent images
A man has been jailed for 16 months after being found in possession of indecent images.

Neil Owens, 54, of Peterborough Road, Whittlesey pleaded guilty to possession of extreme pornographic images, distributing indecent photographs of a child and three counts of making indecent images of a child.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/jail-for-indecent-images-whittlesey

Month in jail for ‘One Stop’ shoplifter
A woman who stole cleaning products, wine and fake tan with her sister has been handed a 28-day prison sentence.

Joanne Stratton, 41, was caught on CCTV at the One Stop store in West Lake Avenue, Hampton Vale, loading a child’s pushchair with £25.50 worth of products on 30 June last year (2018) with her 30-year-old sister, Tracey Stratton, leaving without paying.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Joanne-Stratton

Officers nominated for national bravery award
Two officers who confronted and detained a man wielding a knife in Peterborough have been nominated for a prestigious Police Bravery Award.

PCs Jess Farchica and Natalie Hines have been nominated as part of the 24th Police Bravery Awards in London. 

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Officers-nominated-for-national-bravery-award

Pressure washer burglar caught on CCTV
A burglar has been jailed following a break-in at a Peterborough home.

Robert Hooker, 49, got into a garage through an unlocked window at a property in Burford Way at about 3am on 16 May.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Pressure_washer_burglar_caught_on_CCTV

Kind regards,
Corporate Communications

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4th July 2019

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Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

 
 

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.


What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

25th June 2019

Urgent Message: Potentially bogus fish sellers have been reported today going around the village selling fish. Be aware.

 

26th June 2019

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News From The Police And Crime Commissioner

 
 

Good morning

Below is a link to the Police and Crime Commissioner's latest newsletter.

In this edition, you can read about the Commissioner's latest news and activities including how a project he commissioned has supported 400 young people across Cambridgeshire to recover from sexual abuse. You can also find out about the Commissioner's proposal for a new police station on the outskirts of Cambridge city.

https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/media.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/uploads/2019/06/Connect-Summer-Newsletter-2019.pdf

If you would prefer to receive the newsletter as an attachment, please email clare.tevlin@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

Kind regards

Catherine

Catherine Kimberley
Communications & Engagement Manager
 

 

25th June 2019

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Appeal After Man Dies Following Affray Incident

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Can you help? We're appealing for witnesses to an affray in Peterborough following the death of a man believed to be involved in the incident.

Glenn Boocock, of Lincoln Road, Peterborough, was found dead at his home last Tuesday (18 June) after he failed to arrive at work.

The 35 year old suffered a head injury on 6 June after being involved in the affray outside O’Neills pub, in Broadway, Peterborough.

The head injury was not reported and Mr Boocock attended hospital that morning but discharged himself before all checks had been completed. 

Mr Boocock, a builder, then visited hospital on another occasion before also attending a walk-in clinic. 

A post-mortem at Peterborough City Hospital on Thursday (20 June) determined Mr Boocock died as a result of a traumatic head injury. 

DI Emma Pitts, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit (MCU) said the death was being treated as suspicious and an investigation has now been launched.

She said: “We are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the incident on 6 June which Mr Boocock was involved in.

“We know there were people in the area around the time Mr Boocock suffered the head injury on 6 June, and I would appeal to them to come forward.

“We are particularly keen for anyone who may have dash cam or mobile phone footage from the area around that time to get in touch.

“Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should not hesitate to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 106 of 18 June. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Thank you,
​​​​​​​Corporate Communications 

 

24th June 2019

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Thefts From Vehicles In Stanground

 
 

Dear Subscriber,

Members of the public are being urged to not leave possessions on display in vehicles following seven thefts in Stanground in one night.

During the early hours of 18 June seven cars were broken into in the Stanground area using force to smash windows and cut through soft tops. Wallets, jackets, sunglasses, a phone charger, a dash cam and an e-cigarette were stolen.

DS Hayley Carter, said: “These incidents involved forced entry into the cars because there were items on show which were of value to the offenders.

“Even though something may not be of great value to you, it will be to someone and we urge everyone to keep all items, no matter what it is, out of sight or ideally not left in unattended vehicles.

“While we are working to catch those who are responsible, please help us reduce the risk by keeping items out of sight and double checking your vehicle is locked before leaving it.”

We advise you;

  • Ensure all doors, windows and sunroofs are closed and locked when leaving your vehicle unattended
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle and keep any other possessions out of sight. Remove your satnav and its holder and wipe away any window suction marks as these could indicate a satnav is stored in your vehicle
  • Never leave vehicle documents in your car, as this would make it easy for a thief to sell your car or provide a cover story if stopped by the police
  • Use an approved steering lock or gear clamp and remember to set the immobiliser or alarm on your vehicle, if it has them

Anyone wanting to purchase a driveway alarm can get in touch with either of the Peterborough crime reduction officers by emailing Amanda.large@cambs.pnn.police.uk or helen.odriscoll@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

Kind Regards,
Corporate Communications

 

17th June 2019

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News And Convictions Weekly Roundup

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Peterborough. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Man with indecent images asked friend to clear laptop memory
A man who was caught in possession of more than 100 indecent images of children later asked his friend to wipe his computer memory, a court heard.

William Windsor, of Wisbech Road, Thorney, near Peterborough, was visited by the police for an unrelated matter in November 2017 – for which he later faced no further action.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/william-windsor-indecent-images--thorney-peterborough

Jail for man who assaulted police officers
A man who spat, bit and seriously assaulted police officers as they tried to arrest him in Peterborough city centre has been jailed.

It took six officers to bring Kieran Graham, 26, under control following an incident outside The College Arms, in Peterborough city centre, on Wednesday, 19 December last year.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Jail-for-man-who-assaulted-officers

Paedophile paid nearly £500 for indecent images
A paedophile who paid hundreds of pounds to people in foreign countries for indecent images of children has been jailed for nearly three years.

Alan Bloy, 53, came to the attention of the force’s paedophile online investigation team (POLIT) after they received intelligence suggesting his IP address had been used to access indecent images online.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/paedophile-paid-500-pounds-for-indecent-images

Former police officer helped sex-offender boyfriend evade police
A former police officer who was sacked for knowingly being in a relationship with a registered sex offender has been jailed for helping him evade police.

Tara Woodley, 34, was dismissed from her position as a police constable with Cambridgeshire Constabulary in December 2016 after she was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour around discreditable conduct.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/former-police-officer-jailed-sex-offender-hiding

Kind regards,
Corporate Communications
 

 

9th June 2019

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HMRC Alert

 
 

What you need to know

  • Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
  • Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards.
  • If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, sending bailiffs to the victim’s address or, in some cases, deportation.
  • Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact with the victim.
  • In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date.
  • If HMRC contact you via telephone they will quote the reference number on the initial letter you should have received. HMRC will not discuss something you are not already aware of, like a tax investigation, and will NOT demand immediate payment.


It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.

What you need to do

  • Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.
  • Legitimate organisations wouldn’t ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using an iTunes gift card, or any other type of voucher. If you’re contacted by anyone that asks you to do this, you’re likely the target of a scam
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, you can report this as phishing to Action Fraud

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6th June 2019

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Sunglasses And Satnavs Being Stolen From Vehicles

 
 

These are the most recent reports of thefts from vehicles and you will see that, in many cases, the vehicles have been entered by unknown means with no damage being caused which is obviously concerning.  It is really important that all vehicles are locked and nothing of value is left in them. You will see that Sunglasses and Satnavs are a common item stolen. If you are lucky enough to have a driveway then please do invest in a driveway alarm.  We have some new stock at Thorpe Wood police station and if you would like to purchase one then please get in touch via email to amanda.large@cambs.pnn.police.uk or helen.odriscoll@cambs.pnn.police.uk . They are just £9 per unit.


Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately via 101 .  If you see a crime taking place call 999.
 
35/37339/19
Shore view, Hampton
 Suspects have gained access to the victim's vehicle and stolen two pairs of sunglasses and a mobile phone battery charging pack.
 
35/37319/19
Park Crescent, PETERBOROUGH 
 Victims were delivering inside the building and left their van unlocked. They have returned to the van, to find both of their bags have been taken. Bags later found but contents had been removed.
 
35/37304/19
HAWKSBILL WAY, PETERBOROUGH
 Suspects has gained entry to vehicle and has stolen set of keys, sunglasses, bag of sweets.
 
35/37243/19.
Hornbeam Road, Hampton Hargate
Vehicle entered by unknown means. Maternity bag, baby clothes, pram bag and toys stolen from car.
 
35/37250/19.
Coneygree Road.
BMW entered by unknown means and a satnav stolen.
 
35/37263/19.
76 Ringwood, Bretton
 Ford Transit works van entered by unknown means and a laptop stolen.
 
35/37264/19.
 Torridon Drive, Hampton Centre
 Mini entered by unknown means and vehicle papers stolen.
 
35/37268/19.
 Croft Way, Hampton Hargate.
Renault entered by unknown means and a satnav & sunglasses stolen.
 
35/37287/19.
Riverside Mead, Peterborough
 Insecure Land Rover entered and a compressor and sunglasses stolen.
 
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
 

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6th June 2019

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Courier Fraud Alert

 
 

 

Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

What you need to know


Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official

The suspect will say either:

  • There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
  • The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police


What you need to do

​​​​​​​Your bank or the police will never:

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication

  • Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
  • Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

1st June 2019

A message on Neibourhood News website from James Darby in Newborough.

Unauthorised Entry

Today using a hidden spare key outside, someone gained access to my house. Nothing was taken nor damaged and I was alerted immediately due to the Alarm system I fitted which rings my mobile. Spare keys were left in the door and have now been removed, stay vigilant folks. Stay safe.

Please follow the link below for the whole conversation and some good advice.

 

James Darby, Newborough | Today using a hidden spare key outside, someone gained access to my house. Nothing was taken nor damaged and... See more

 

 

28th May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

News And Convictions Weekly Roundup

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Peterborough. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Drink driver jailed after crash which killed three people
A driver who caused a collision which killed three members of one family, including a young mother and father, has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

Tommy Whitmore, 26, from Pinchbeck, in Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Peterborough Crown Court today (20 May).

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/drink-driver-tommy-whitmore-peterborough-fatal-crash

Teenage rapist handed indefinite restraining order
A teenager who raped a woman on a Peterborough footpath in broad daylight, before sexually assaulting another woman less than a week later at the same location, has been handed an indefinite hospital order.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/teenage-rapist-peterborough-sentencing

Members of the public urged to report dangerous driving
Members of the public are being urged to continue to report incidents of dangerous driving in the Orton and Hampton areas of Peterborough.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/report_dangerous_driving

Father guilty of neglect
A father who was found living in a car with his dirty and malnourished children has been convicted of neglect.

When officers pulled over the 24-year-old man on 25 February last year in Windmill Street, Peterborough, the smell from the car made them feel physically sick.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/father-guilty-of-neglect

Appeal to locate owners of suspected stolen jewellery
We have released images of jewellery we suspect to have been stolen in a bid to reunite them with their rightful owners.

The three items have been recovered as part of an ongoing investigation into thefts in Peterborough.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Peterborough-stolen-jewellery

Domestic abuser calls police in tears
A man called police in tears after he assaulted his partner in their Peterborough home.
Perry Coomber, 27, attacked the victim at their property in Acer Road, on 2 April.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Domestic-abuser-calls-police-in-tears

Man sentenced following dog attack
A man had to undergo two operations on his hand after being attacked by an out-of-control dog in Peterborough.

The dog, a Staffordshire/Dogue de Bordeaux cross, was being walked by Egidijus Gedminas, 37, at about 8pm on 15 January this year when it attacked another dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Man_sentenced_following_dog_attack

Kind regards,
Corporate Communications
 

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19th May 2019

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News And Convictions Weekly Roundup

 
 

Dear subscriber,

Please find below a round-up of last week’s convictions and news relating to Peterborough. If you wish to see all news please visit the news section on our website https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/news-and-appeals.

Man wanted in connection with multiple offences
We are asking for your help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with a number of crimes.

Harry Smith, 27, is wanted on two court warrants in relation to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, traffic offences and recall to prison.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/harry-smith-wanted

Men arrested in connection with keyless car thefts
Two men were arrested yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 9 May) in connection with recent thefts of keyless vehicles.

Officers stopped the suspects on the B1043 at Sawtry at about 1pm. A 28-year-old man from Boston was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Men_arrested_keyless_car_thefts

Son jailed for eight years after attempting to kill elderly mother
A judge has sentenced a man to eight years in prison for the attempted murder of his elderly mother last year.

Mark Calvert Elliott, 54, of Wingfield, Orton Goldhay, denied he was trying to kill his 82-year-old mother on 9 October, despite attempting to suffocate her

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Mark-Calvert-Elliott-sentencing

Woman sentenced for ‘sickening’ assault
A woman who stamped on the stomach of a pregnant woman has been sentenced.
Siobhan Hood, 25, travelled to a property in Chadburn, Paston, Peterborough, at about 9pm on 14 January last year.

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/woman-sentenced-for-sickening-assault

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May 1st 2019

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How To Avoid Holiday Fraud

 
 

Imagine you’ve booked a holiday or long weekend and arrived at the accommodation, only to find that it’s already occupied, or doesn’t actually exist. Or that you’ve paid for airline tickets, but they haven’t arrived in your inbox or through your letterbox … and the seller has become uncontactable.
Thousands of people in the UK become victims of holiday fraud every year, duped by fake websites, advertisements, emails, social media posts, texts or phone calls. They lose their holiday and their hard-earned money.
Holiday fraud can apply equally to exotic, sun-drenched holidays or UK caravan breaks, ski chalets or pilgrimages, city breaks or flights and train journeys.
 
How to avoid holiday fraud

  • Thoroughly research accommodation, flights, cruises or package holidays advertised on private advertisements, to check that they are authentic.
  • Check that accommodation really exists by finding on Google Maps and looking for third-party reviews and recommendations. If you can, call the owner/agent directly. If the number is not provided, email and request it.
  • Check reviews on TripAdvisor or similar sites.
  • Remember that paying by credit card means more chance of getting your money back if something goes wrong.
  • Never transfer money in payment for accommodation or travel. If you do and it’s a fraud, your bank will not be obliged to refund your money.
  • Confirm that travel agents and tour operators are members of trade associations such as ABTA or ATOL. You can do this on these bodies’ websites.
  • If paying online, type in the website address you know to be correct (instead of following a link), ensure the payment page is secure (begins with ‘https’ and has a locked padlock in the browser window frame).
  • Be wary of unusually cheap holidays or high deposits.
  • Check terms and conditions prior to making any payment.
  • Keep confirmations and payment receipts, and check statements for irregular entries.

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Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

 

May 1st 2019

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Owners Of High Value Desirable Cars Are Advised To Take Extra Precuations Following A Burlgary In Hampton Overnight Where Car Keys And The Car Were Stolen

 
 

A burglary has occurred overnight in the Hampton area of Peterborough where car keys were stolen along with the car from the driveway. Think about where are you leaving your car keys? Hopefully not on the table in the hallway or where they can be reached through the letterbox? Crime Reference 35/30014/19.
If you park on your driveway then please think about using a driveway alarm. These are very easy to use and do not require any DIY skills to install. If you have a keyless entry vehicle, then make sure your keys are stored in a signal blocker pouch to stop thieves from amplifying the signal.

Review your car security. Check your CCTV, if fitted, is in working order.

Find our more information online on how to keep your vehicle secure at
www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Vehicle-security
We have a small stock of new driveway alarms (see details below) and if you would like to purchase one from us here at Thorpe Wood then please send me an email and I will reserve one for you.  The cost is £9 and they can be collected from Thorpe Wood Enquiry office (they must be reserved in advance).

The Minder Driveway and Vehicle Alert is a wire free product that works up to a maximum distance of 400 feet (clear view) from the PIR to the base unit. The weatherproof PIR sensor can be located within the property perimeter, garden shed, garage, out building or even within a vehicle.
In the event of the PIR detecting movement, a signal will be sent to the base unit to alert you of the intrusion with a chime sounding.


Owners of high value, desirable cars are advised to take extra precautions

Please be alert to suspicious activity at homes or addresses with high powered vehicles such as BMW’s, Audi’s, Volkswagen’s, and Mercedes. Burglaries are being committed to obtain vehicle keys as improved security means that these vehicles are more difficult to steal without a key.
We are encouraging residents to remain vigilant during the day, lookout for any unusual people or vehicles paying attention to the driveway of a house where a desirable car is parked, even if it is not there at the time, similarly late at night, if you are coming or going be on the lookout for unusual activity.


• Never leave vehicle or other keys in open view of your letterbox or ground floor window where a potential offender could easily access them by fishing them out with a device, consider installing a cage or security device to keep the letterbox secure.
• Always lock windows and doors.
• Fit a steering wheel lock / or aftermarket security device (look at
www.securebydesign.com for attack tested approved products).
• If you have a secure garage you can park your car in overnight, please do use it.
• Set burglar alarms and any other security devices you have installed, consider a driveway alarm to give you early warning of someone approaching on your drive.
• Consider fitting a tracking device, if your car is stolen there is a greater chance of it being traced.
• Be alert to who is around and where your keys are.

Be vigilant and keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.
Anyone with information should call Police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.  Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
 

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NEWBOROUGH, BOROUGH FEN & MILKING NOOK

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 

Dear Residents

Please have a look at attached booklet :

‘The Little Book of Big Scams’.

It was produced by the Metropolitan Police & used nationally in the fight against FRAUD.

The booklet contains VERY useful information in all aspects of fraud prevention. I can assure you there is something for everyone contained within. You don’t have to read all of the book. Have a look at CONTENT & follow index to information that is relevant to you.

Any queries you can always give me a ring.

Stay Safe

 

Sean Gleeson

Chair, NNHW

 

 

The Little Big Book of Scams
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