Crime & Policing Update

Latest News from Northamptonshire Police

policeLynne Rosher C0997 (Police, Corporate Communications, Northamptonshire) has sent us this update for Woodford ward which includes Cannons Ashby, Preston Capes and Woodford Halse.

Police News from Around Northamptonshire

Police will be launching their 2013 Christmas drink/drug operation on December 1, with operational activity taking place to clamp down on offenders and prevent serious accidents and deaths on the county’s roads. Read More

Police have launched an operation to ensure Christmas shoppers enjoy a safe shopping experience when they visit town centre stores.  Operation Lapland began on Wednesday 20 November and will run until Monday 6 January 2014. It is managed by police and the Northampton Retail Crime Initiative (NRCI). Read more

A sentence of life in prison with a minimum term of 40 years was today handed out to Anxiang Du. Read more

Volunteers are being sought across the county to join the Northamptonshire Independent Advisory Group to help the police understand the role and impact it has within diverse communities. Read more

A group of 38 police officers and staff will be running for two miles a day for four months in aid of a charity set-up in memory of police officer shot while on duty. Read more

Local people can now report an incident or crime when they call 101.  The Victims’ Voice report identified the lack of an option for people to report an incident or crime when calling the non-emergency number. The phone system has now been changed so there are just three options; if you know the name or extension of the person you wish to speak to, to report a crime or incident and for all other departments and enquiries. Read more

The Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed the 22 organisations who have successfully bid for a cash grant from the county’s Proceeds of Crime fund.  The scheme allocates grants ranging from £500 to £5000 and is being paid for by money that Northamptonshire Police has obtained in the civil court through the Proceeds of Crime Act. Read more

Police are urging people to think twice if they see high-value goods being sold privately at cut prices and are asking them to report anything suspicious to the police. Read more

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Safer Christmas Fayre.  Police in Towcester are inviting local people to a Christmas fair next week, where they can meet local officers and find out more about home security.

The Towcester Safer Christmas Fayre is taking place on Wednesday, 4 December, at Towcester Town Hall, between 1pm and 3pm.

Staff from the Daventry and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership – which includes Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Northamptonshire Council – will be on hand to give advice about how to stay safe inside and outside the home.

Visitors to the fair will be invited to complete a short questionnaire giving them the chance to win a £25 gift voucher.

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