Category Archives: Policing

Update On Sheep Slaughtering

OPERATION STOCK UPDATE Friday 30 August 2019 From Sargeant Sam Dobbs, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Daventry District, Northamptonshire Police…….. “Given continuing incidents, ongoing interests and concerns in our rural community about Operation Stock, our policing response to thefts of lambs and … Continue reading

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Another Lamb Appeal

Whilton : 18 or 19/08/19 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding the slaughter and theft of 11 lambs from Main Street, Whilton, Northamptonshire. Unknown person/s have gained access to a field close to Whilton Mill and have slaughtered 11 … Continue reading

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Suspicious Van Update

Sergeant Sam Dobbs passed on this update regarding Operation Stock earlier today…. “Since circulating concerns yesterday about a white Ford Transit van registration ending VXK liveried ‘Plantation Shutters’ in our villages near to the Warwickshire border, I could not have … Continue reading

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Van Appeal

“Operation Stock” Seeks Vehicle Operation Stock is the police response to recent instances of illegal sheep butchery. Following suspicious circumstances on a sheep farm in Warwickshire, just across the county/Daventry boundary, Police are keen to be informed of sightings of … Continue reading

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Police Are Looking For Advice

Community Members Needed For Independent Advisory Group Daventry and South Northants Neighbourhood Police are currently looking for people in the community to become members of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG).  The IAGs were first introduced in 1999 following Stephen Lawrence … Continue reading

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Sheep Butchery Latest

Man Arrested As Part of “Operation Stock” A man has been arrested as a police investigation into illegal sheep butchery continues. Operation Stock is the Northamptonshire Police investigation into a number of reports of sheep being killed and illegally butchered … Continue reading

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Seeking Young People’s Views

OPFCC Youth Commission; Gangs & Young Drivers Young people in Northamptonshire are being invited to join in the Big Conversation and tell the Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (OPFCC) Youth Commission what they think about two key issues … Continue reading

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You Can Help The C.O.P.S.

Bike Ride Appeal Here’s a different police appeal! Northants Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold wants your support for the charity COPS (Care of Police Survivors). Stephen is cycling from London to the National Arboretum in Staffordshire – a … Continue reading

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Sheep Problems

Watch Out For Markers On Fences & Gates Northamptonshire Police have issued this message for all farms and small holdings:- Following a number of sheep being illegally slaughtered and a recent theft of a large number of sheep, we believe those … Continue reading

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A361 Crash Appeal

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A361 are appealing for dash cam footage of the area from Monday, July 15, to Tuesday, July 16. The incident happened outside Daventry just after 12pm on Tuesday, July 16, … Continue reading

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Crime Victims?

Have You Been A Victim Of Crime In The Past 12 Months? Northamptonshire Police have asked us to share this message… Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commission and Northamptonshire Police want to further understand victims’ expectations and experiences of the … Continue reading

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Risks From Stolen Sheep

Trading Standards Advice After Recent Incidents Councillor Jason Smithers, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member responsible for Trading Standards, which oversees food and animal welfare enforcement in partnership with Environmental Health, provided guidance on the dangers of buying cheap meat from … Continue reading

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More Lambs Slaughtered

Incidents at Kelmarsh & Moulton After last weeks appeal there have been further instances of illegal sheep butchery. On Saturday morning, July 13, the remains of at least 10 sheep were found in a field in Harrington Road, Kelmarsh, and … Continue reading

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Police Appeal : Lambs

Slaughtered & Butchered Lambs Sam Dobbs, Daventry District Neighbourhood Sergeant has asked us to issue this appeal for information….. “Two incidents have understandably caused shock and repulsion in the local and virtual/social media community, with the unlawful killing and butchering … Continue reading

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Cadets At The Regatta

Following on from the post this morning on Rural Policing, Northants Police have highlighted how our Regatta helped in their recruitment campaign…        Recruitment Drive at Annual Village Regatta  

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Rural Policing News

Northamptonshire Police have published a newsletter covering the work they are doing to tackle crime in the rural parts of the county. This edition includes:- the new Rural and Wildlife Crime Team Reporting rural crime on-line Livestock worrying and responsible … Continue reading

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Daventry Purse Thefts

Warning & Advice from Northamptonshire Police Police officers in Northamptonshire are issuing a warning to people about a recent spate of handbag and purse thefts. Several incidents have taken place in Daventry Town Centre and have happened mostly in and … Continue reading

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Watch Your Post Box

Carl Barton, our village PCSO, tweeted the following warning following a reported fraud attempt in the village today….. “Reported credit card fraud in WoodfordHalse. On 2 occasions a black male was seen trying to intercept mail from post boxes attached … Continue reading

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Boiler Burglaries

Carl Barton, our PCSO, just tweeted the following warning…. There were 2 burglaries on new builds in Woodford Halse in the early hours of Sunday morning. Both properties were vacant but central heating boilers were taken. If you are offered … Continue reading

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Interested in Neighbourhood Watch?

If you are interested in helping to keep our neighbourhood safer, perhaps you could spare some time and join Woodford’s Neighbourhood Watch. This is part of the national Neighbourhood Watch scheme, supported by Police forces across the UK. You can … Continue reading

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Car Key Burglary – Correction

Please note: correction – this was Barby, not Byfield Northamptonshire Police have just issued a correction regarding the post put up earlier today. This did NOT refer to an offence in Byfield, but in Barby. Apologies for any confusion.  

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Car Key Burglary – Barby

Please note: correction – this was Barby, not Byfield Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary in School Close, Barby, Northamptonshire. An unknown person/s have put an unknown object through the victim’s letter box removing the car keys … Continue reading

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Gt. Central Way Burglary

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary to an industrial unit, cash taken, Great Central Way, Woodford Halse   This happened between Sunday 28th April 2019 between 6:15pm-6:45pm    Did you witness anything?   Did you see any person(s) … Continue reading

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Help Advise Your Local Police

The Opportunity The Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police are recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee. The Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the governance … Continue reading

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Police Alerts…

There have been a number of police alerts posted by the Neighbourhood Alert service over the last few days. Rather than posting the details of all of them, here is the most relevant item & links to others… Burglary in … Continue reading

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Livestock & Dogs

Northants Police provided the following guidelines on the importance of controlling dogs around livestock at this time of year. We posted our own warning a while back but here is the advice from Northants Constabulary:- Lambing Is Underway With the … Continue reading

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Grant Funds Available

£250k Available To Local Communities A new range of grants is now available and open for applications through the office of Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold. This year, three different funds are available. The three funds  will … Continue reading

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Police Alert

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding criminal damage to a Horse Box, nothing taken but damage caused, Grants Hill Way, Woodford Halse This happened on Saturday 30th March 2019 between 6pm-11pm Did you witness anything? Did you see any person(s) … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #91

Fake Virgin Media Email Scams The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert…..   What you need to do Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically … Continue reading

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Fire & Police “Youth Commission” Wants Members

Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is setting up a youth commission to involve young people in decisions about policing, the fire service and criminal justice in Northamptonshire.   Young people aged between 14 and 19 – or … Continue reading

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What Out For Sheep Crooks

Northamptonshire Police is urging rural communities to look out for and report any suspicious activity after sheep were illegally butchered near Daventry. On February 28 officers were called to an incident in Whilton, where five sheep were found to have … Continue reading

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MOMO : Advice for parents

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert has provided this advice for parents about the “MOMO Challenge”. Let’s all help to make sure kids aren’t upset by this sick meme… The Momo challenge is the latest in a series of online challenges that emerge … Continue reading

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Police Updates

Two updates from PCSO Carl Barton…. Taylor Wimpey would like to apologise to residents disturbed by the burglary alarm activated at their Woodford Meadows show home last night. Engineers have been called out to rectify the problem. Woodford Halse Parish … Continue reading

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Phoney Phone Calls

FRAUD ALERT Woodford Halse residents have recently received scam calls from persons pretending to be police officers from the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police have created this video which is a reminder to think FRAUD if you receive such a call. … Continue reading

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Future Fire & Police Priorities

Let The Commissioner Have Your Views Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is updating his Police and Crime Plan and launching a new Fire & Rescue Plan – his first since taking responsibility for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue … Continue reading

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Police Updates

Two police updates from Carl Barton, our PCSO:- There was an attempted burglary in the early hours of Thursday morning on Woodford Meadows, Wheel Wright Way. Unknown person tried to open the back gate of a property but was disturbed … Continue reading

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Crooks About

Two warnings about criminal activity to watch out for….. THEFT FROM A GARAGE IN SOUTH STREET On Friday 25th January, there was a theft from an insecure garage on South Street, Woodford Halse. Tools, a petrol hedge strimmer and hedge … Continue reading

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Car Crime Alert

Sergeant Sam Dobbs, who has responsibility for Daventry Rural policing has passed on the following warning about vehicle crime in the Daventry area. THEFT FROM VEHICLES IN DAVENTRY THIS WEEK I am sending this message because of incidents in the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Carl Barton, the village’s PCSO, will be holding a Neighbourhood Watch meeting today from 7pm in the Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will last for approx 30 minutes. Carl hopes to see you there.

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Anti-Fraud Hint #90

TV Licensing Email Scams The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert….. Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing. The messages contain links to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #89

HM Revenue and Customs Alert The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert….. What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch in the latest edition of their e-newsletter: Our News. Inside you’ll find all the latest news from the Neighbourhood Watch Network and their supporters as well as offers from their sponsors. Download a copy … Continue reading

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Xmas Crime Prevention

A message from Northants Police….. The festive season is a time for giving, but sadly also for taking – the dark nights, social occasions, gifts and increased cash people have on them mean there are lots of attractive opportunities for … Continue reading

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Police Appeal

Police Appealing for Information on Charwelton Theft. Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft from a Black Volvo on Church Street, Charwelton, Northamptonshire.  Unknown persons gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and removed property.                             This happened between 18:00 on the … Continue reading

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Policing Priorities

Daventry & South Northants Neighbourhood Police Team is seeking the views of residents on policing priorities across the area. You are invited to contribute your views by completing the survey available here:- Daventry & South Northants Neighbourhood Policing Priorities Survey

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Cash For Cops?

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire has launched a consultation on the future funding for police services across the County. The Government has given all Police and Crime Commissioners the power to raise the policing part of council tax … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, The Law in November

Better still, go along to the village fireworks display! With so many displays planned for this weekend and Bonfire Night, people across Northamptonshire are being reminded about laws and safety tips surrounding fireworks use. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and … Continue reading

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Police Surgery

Carl Barton will be holding another police surgery in the Old School Cafe (Farndon Room : behind the Library) Saturday 3rd November : 1:00pm to 2:00pm Come along and ask questions or raise concerns over local policing matters.

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Police & Fire

A message from Northants Police & Fire Commissioner, Stephen Mold, asking for the public’s views. Your responses will affect future levels of Council Tax:- “As Northamptonshire’ s Police & Crime Commissioner I want to understand your views on the policing … Continue reading

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Police Update

Two pieces of police news…. Parking Outside School. PCSO Carl Barton asks all to please be mindful of where you park outside schools. There have been reports of a vehicle regularly parking in the middle of the pavement at school pick … Continue reading

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Thanks to Taylor Wimpey

£500 towards new defibrillator Taylor Wimpey South Midlands is helpeing provide peace of mind to residents in Woodford Halse by funding a defibrillator for use in medical emergencies. Joining forces with Northamptonshire Police, Taylor Wimpey made a £500 donation towards … Continue reading

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Sheep Theft

Please be aware that sixteen sheep were removed from a field  on the Eydon Road near Woodford Halse on Monday 15th October. If anyone has information about the theft please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or contact Carl Barton our … Continue reading

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Police Commissioner’s News

Newsletter From Police And Crime Commissioner Read how the PCC has been working on behalf of the people of Northamptonshire in his latest monthly round-up. Please click here to view the newsletter

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Police Notice

A message from PCSO Carl Barton…. There have been reports of juvenile nuisance on Grants Hill Way Industrial Estate, Woodford Halse, particularly at the weekends.  The offending youths have been identified and will be dealt with.

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Neighbourhood Watch Reminder

Just a reminder. There will be a Neighbourhood Watch meeting tonight, Monday 1st October. This will take place in the Memorial Hall, Woodford Halse at 7:00pm. This meeting is not in the main hall but in the reception hall where the … Continue reading

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Cricket Club Burglary

This was in Barby and the Police are looking for help but maybe its a good idea to keep an eye open around here … Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary at the Cricket Club in Barby, … Continue reading

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Woodland Fire

From PCSO Carl Barton… “Unknown persons have been setting fires in the woodland area of Woodford Halse. If you know the offenders, please report on the 101 line or message me directly.” This was around 6:00pm on Wednesday 19th September. … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

The next Neighbourhood Watch Meeting will be on Monday 1st October at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. All welcome.

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Police Advice

Two bits of crime advice from Northamptonshire Police…. Keeping safe at home and when out and about with the longer winter nights Scam alert : Fake Netflix emails Here Comes Winter When the longer winter nights arrive, take a fresh … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

About Community Remedies For Crimes? Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner Wants Your Views Anti-social behaviour and low-level crime affects people’s life on a daily basis. Acts such as vandalism, damage to someone’s property, noise, drunkenness, low-level theft, or harassment can … Continue reading

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PCC News

Update from the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold, the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner , will soon also be responsible for Northamptonshire’s fire and rescue service. His office have just published this Newsletter to keep local people up … Continue reading

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Crime Reporting

Seen Something? Heard Something? Go Online. Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area. https://www.northants.police.uk/webform/online-crime-reporting Northamptonshire Police’s rural crime team, whose remit includes … Continue reading

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Lock Up!

In case you didn’t spot it on our PCSO’s twitter feed:- “2 attempted burglaries in Woodford Halse in the early hours of this morning. Please keep your windows and doors secured.” You can follow Carl on Twitter here: @PCSOCarlBarton.

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Speedwatch

The recent post on volunteering for Speedwatch had the wrong email address, unfortunately. The correct email address is: whpcscommspeedwatch@gmail.com. The original post has been updated as well but if you have had difficulty in emailing, please try again with this … Continue reading

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Drones

Carl Barton, our PCSO, has asked to pass on these guidelines on drone flying. “You cannot fly a drone within 50 meters of any building or person and should not fly further than 500 meters or lose sight of the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

Great recruiting session for Neighbourhood Watch at the Co-op today. Carl Barton advises there was plenty of interest and they signed up 10 new members.

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Policing Update

Here is an update from Sam Dobbs, the Neighbourhood Sergeant for Daventry District, talking about the challenges of policing in our area and gives an idea of the work done by the Daventry District team, together with some of the … Continue reading

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Stop The Speeders

Community Speedwatch is Looking For Volunteers. The parish is in desperate need of volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme to operate speed detection equipment and help  discourage speeding in and around the village. This link to the scheme www.northants.police.uk/page/community-speed-watch explains … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch

After Monday’s meeting on developing Woodford’s Neighbourhood Watch scheme, the group agreed to meet again on 11th June at 7:30pm in the Farndon Room (back of the Library). All interested in being involved are welcome to attend.In the picture above … Continue reading

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Castle Road Witness Appeal

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an unknown person used and adhesive glue to glue front and back windscreen wipers to a car. Glue was also used on the front door of the property where the car was parked … Continue reading

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Boddington Theft

Boddington Theft from Vehicle : Ref 18000181667 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft of a bag from a vehicle parked in BODDINGTON RESERVOIR CAR PARK, BODDINGTON. The vehicle had the front passenger window smashed and the bag was … Continue reading

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Co-op Witness Appeal

Northamptonshire Police has issued the following appeal: Burglary at Co-op in Woodford Halse – Appeal for Witnesses – April 24, 2018 Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a supermarket in Woodford Halse, in the early hours of … Continue reading

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Rural Crime Survey

After this week’s events, I guess we’ll all have views… Northants Police invite you to take part in a survey being carried out by the National Rural Crime Network .Inspector Alex Butterfield (National Police Chief Council – Wildlife Crime and … Continue reading

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A Timely Announcement

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting A message from our PCSO, Carl Barton…… There will be a Neighbourhood Watch Meeting in the Fardon Rooms in Woodford Halse on Monday 14th May at 7.30pm. We are looking to expand the scheme in the village … Continue reading

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Police Appeal

Woodford Halse Vehicle Crime 18000161996 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft of front and rear number plates from a vehicle parked on SCRIVENS HILL, WOODFORD HALSE. This happened between the hours of midnight and 7am on the … Continue reading

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PCSO News

A new support agreement is being signed with Northamptonshire Police so that Woodford has full time access to a PCSO. As part of that our PCSO will publish a monthly report which we will carry here on the Local Policing … Continue reading

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Police Alerts

PCSO Carl Barton issued three police alerts this morning… There has been some activity re-crime in Woodford Halse last night. Can you check garages, outbuildings and sheds for any sign of attempted false entry. Attempted theft of a caravan in … Continue reading

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Park Watch for Ryefield

Friends of the Ryfield Park – Improving the Play Area for All PARKWATCH SCHEME WHAT THE SCHEME DOES By encouraging support from the local community, an effective communication network has been formed to pass messages between members and the Police. … Continue reading

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Local Police Priorities

A message from Katrina Heath of the Neighbourhood Police Team about how police in Daventry District are responding to local priorities…. SPEEDING You said: Woodford Halse community said – we want to tackle speeding at school times We did – … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #88

Dodgy Fish Alert The following fraud alert has been passed on by Northamptonshire Police Community Connect…..   Northamptonshire County Councils Trading Standards Service are warning residents to beware of doorstep fish sellers. Last week homes were called at in the … Continue reading

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12/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th December Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th December 2017 This meeting included:- Presentation by … Continue reading

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New Alert Service

From Northamptonshire Police. Neighbourhood Alert is the new messaging service run by Northamptonshire Police. It takes over from the previous service known as Community Connect. Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing frontline police officers to … Continue reading

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11/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 14th November Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th November 2017 This meeting discussed County Council’s … Continue reading

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Police Update

Councillor Gary Denby – the Parish Council Police Liaison – has provided the following two documents. Firstly, for those that did not manage to attend the public meeting on policing on the 11th December, there is a copy of the … Continue reading

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Update from Parish Council.

At last night’s Parish Council meeting, following on from the public meeting on Monday, the Council took two decisions. 1. On the PCSO it was agreed to continue with funding a PCSO for the village, reflecting the balance of views … Continue reading

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Police & Library Meeting Update

Kay Coles, chair of the Parish Council, has provided an update on the planned public parish meeting on December 11th. She will be chairing the meeting, which will start with a discussion on the future of local policing. In order … Continue reading

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10/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 10th October Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved). Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th October 2017 This meeting discussed County Council’s … Continue reading

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Police & Library Public Meeting

There will be a public parish meeting to discuss the proposed changes to local policing and possible changes to the library on December 11th in the Memorial Hall. Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Attendees will include, Parish Council … Continue reading

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Job Hunting? Look Out!

Anti-Fraud Hint #88 The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation. If you … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #87

Two Fraud Alerts The following fraud alerts have been passed on by Northamptonshire Police Community Connect….. WhatsApp Voucher Fraud WhatsApp supermarket voucher scams are back ! So far we’ve seen M&S, Tesco & Asda variations! Don’t click the link or … Continue reading

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Operation Pumpkin

Tips for Halloween & Bonfire Night Northamptonshire Police has teamed up with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to run the annual Operation Pumpkin campaign, which aims to prevent problems and promote safety around Halloween and Bonfire Night. Additional high … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #86

Modelling Jobs Advanced Fee  –  Fraud Alert The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed that Fraudsters have been setting up fake adverts on social media (including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) and job browsing websites to … Continue reading

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Seen This Van?

FP54 LRX Police have asked residents to be on the lookout for a silver Citroen Cadre van which has been linked to distraction burglaries in the Daventry area. The vehicle, registration FP54 LRX, has ladders on its roof and was sighted … Continue reading

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Police Alert

Meeting Planned for November At Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council it was decided that a public meeting is needed to discuss future policing in the village. The costs of PCSO support and the services provided are likely to change … Continue reading

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Policing Update

Northamptonshire Police have issued a video explaining changes in their approach to policing across the county. It explains how they will be working differently in some areas. They have also issued some crime prevention advice highlighting ways that you can … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #85

Tax Office Fraud   The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police have issued guidelines relating to fraudulent activity in relation to messages from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).   HMRC have also published examples of fraudulent … Continue reading

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Witness Appeal

Collision : Barby Lane : 15th September 11:00pm Northants Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision in Barby, near Daventry, on Friday night (15 Sept). Shortly after 11pm  a black Mercedes, for reasons yet unknown, left the … Continue reading

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Terror Threat: “Critical”

Following the London Underground attack the terrorist threat level in the UK has been raised to “critical”, meaning that an attack is thought to be imminent. Although a suspect has been arrested, the public is being asked to be vigilant … Continue reading

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RSPCA Fund Raising

Northants Police Community Connect has been advised by the marketing company APPCO Group Support that they will be conducting a fundraising programme for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) within the Daventry Area from 31 … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #84

Pet Fraud Alert The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #83

Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #82

Wedding Services Fraud Action Fraud has issued a warning about fraud surrounding weddings. With the Wedding Season very much here, and for those considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #81

“Smishing” Fraud Alert Action Fraud has issued a warning about “Smishing”. Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #80

PC Tech Support Scammers Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #79

Protect Yourself from “Ransomware” Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging … Continue reading

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Tweet On The Beat

You’ll have seen our PCSO’s twitter feed on the front page of the Signpost but you can also follows Carl Barton directly on your own Twitter feed…. Just search for @PCSOCarlBarton. Here’s a reminder….   And you can follow us … Continue reading

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Rural Crime Advice

Wildlife and Rural Crime Officers will be on hand to offer advice at Harley Equestrian centre on Saturday 22 April. The officers will be at Harley Equestrian, Unit 1, Dairy Farm, Eydon Road, Woodford Halse, between 10.30am and 2pm to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #78

Beware The “Law Abiding Citizen” Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised. The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #77

Watch out for door-step traders Homeowners in Northamptonshire are being encouraged not to buy goods or services from cold-callers after a spate of complaints about suspected rogue traders. The recent warmer weather has resulted in a number of calls to … Continue reading

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Police Liaison Minutes

The minutes of a meeting held on Thursday 16th February 2017 between Parish Council and Northamptonshire Police to discuss local policing arrangements are now available. They can be downloaded here: 16th February 2017 PCSO Liaison Meeting Minutes  The meeting included:- … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #76

“There’s a Virus on Your Computer” Computer service fraud occurs when fraudsters posing to be from legitimate companies, such as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Talk Talk, call to tell you that there’s a problem with your computer. They’ll … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #75

Watch Out After Doris Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to beware of bogus cold callers who may try to take advantage of storm damage… Trading Standards has advised that rogue traders could use the … Continue reading

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Improving Openness

Over the past couple of weeks we have made some changes to the web site in order to improve access to important information about your Council and how it works. In addition we have added a link on the Local … Continue reading

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Speed Watch

Your Community Speedwatch Due to concerns raised over speeding vehicles in the village the Parish Council has agreed to join Community Speedwatch. The scheme needs the support of adult volunteers from the village who will be properly trained in the … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #74

Identity Fraud and Identity Theft Her’s a guide to identity theft and identity fraud from Northant Police…. Identity Theft Identity theft happens when fraudsters access enough information about someone’s identity (such as their name, date of birth, current or previous … Continue reading

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Anti Fraud Hint #73

Migrant Helpline Phishing Fraud You know the old saying? “Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to phish and he’ll be able to subvert the entire American voting system….” 🙂 Here’s a … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #72

Ransomware – How To Avoid It Ransomware is a type of malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files, demanding a ransom payment through certain online payment methods (and by an established deadline) in order … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #71

Property Fraud Alert The National Fraud Information Bureau (NFIB) has gathered information that organised criminal groups are currently targeting empty properties in the UK to apply for loans, duping mortgage providers and causing further distress to members of the public. … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #70

Fake Amazon Emails Claim You Have Placed An Order Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order … Continue reading

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Auto Crime Warning

We’ve just had a letter through from Sgt Dobbs of Northamptonshire Police warning about vehicle crimes.  There has been a surge in vehicle crimes over the last few days with incidents in Weedon, Daventry, Newnham and other villages. Please watch … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #69

Fake Bank Letters – A Warning To Lloyds Bank Customers Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica of a template … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #68

Two Frauds: Phishing Frauds & Malware Two anti-fraud warnings have been received via Northamptonshire Community Connect. Both relate to email “phishing” frauds. Both are concerned with emails that distribute well known “malware” (programs that may damage the data on your … Continue reading

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Stop Xmas Thieves!

Don’t let a burglar ruin your Christmas Advice from Northants Police. Carl Barton sent through this link with a timely warning about the risks of burglary at Christmas. Watch the video for advice on how to make sure your house … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #67

Watch Out For “Black Friday Frauds” Recent research* shows the ways that shoppers put themselves at risk. If you do the same you could become a victim of fraud in the dash for “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” bargains. Did … Continue reading

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Police Liaison Minutes

The minutes of a meeting held on Thursday 27th October between Parish Council and Northamptonshire Police to discuss local policing arrangements are now available. They can be downloaded here: 27th October PCSO Liaison Meeting Minutes  The meeting included:- Discussions on … Continue reading

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PCSO Tweets

Our PCSO’s twitter feed will now appear on The Signpost. Watch here to keep informed or add him to your own list of Twitter follows… @PCSOCarlBarton. He’s still getting used to the system, so please be patient! However, this does … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #66

Tarmac Fraud Alert : Targeting Northamptonshire Businesses Just in case you thought that the crooks and fraudsters had gone away. We haven’t had a fraud alert for a while but here’s the latest…. (AND, NO, we’re not talking about the … Continue reading

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SARA Field Warning

Motorised Bikes and the SARA Field The Parish Council has a duty to legitimate users of the playing fields and pitches and also have liability in relation to damage and injury claims and health and safety legislation. Thank you for … Continue reading

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Police Survey

Consulting on the Police & Crime Plan for Northamptonshire Stephen Mold, your newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, is launching a six week consultation period on the proposed Police and Crime Plan for Northamptonshire. You can read the plan here… … Continue reading

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PCSO Surgeries

Have you got a question for our PCSO? Drop in to Woodford Halse Library on the listed dates to speak to PCSO Carl Barton about any issues you might be having, or any questions you need answering. The first police … Continue reading

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Local Policing Plan

Northants Police & Crime Commissioner Wants Your Views Northants Police want local feedback on their plans to make Northamptonshire safer. You can have your say on policing priorities over the next 5 years at www.YourPCC.co.uk. #YourPCC By completing their short … Continue reading

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Friends Against Scams

Help Folk Avoid The Crooks What is Friends Against Scams? Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to… ‘Take a Stand … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #65

Phishing Fraud Alert ; Now They’re Pretending To Be The Police! There is a phishing email currently in circulation that claims to be from the City of London Police. The departments that it claims to represent include the ‘Fraud Intelligence … Continue reading

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Is Your Car Secure?

A Warning From Northamptonshire Police…. More than 1,000 vehicles in Northamptonshire were reported stolen within the last year, prompting a reminder to the public about how they can take steps to protect their belongings. The joint Prevention and Community Protection … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #64

Rental Fraud in Student Accommodation Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. Fraudsters use a variety of websites to advertise available properties to rent, often … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #63

Don’t Be a Money Mule Students are being recruited, sometimes unwittingly, as “mules” by criminals to transfer illegally obtained money between different bank accounts. What is a money mule? A money mule is someone who is recruited by those needing … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #62

Advance Fee Fraud  – Cash for Couriers People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #61

Fraudsters Selling Non-Existent Drones Online shopping websites are being used by fraudsters to advertise nonexistent drones of various specifications for competitive prices. Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #60

Phone Upgrade Fraud Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract. The fraudsters will glean all your personal and financial details which will then be used to contact … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #59

Holiday Booking Fraud With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, payments … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #58

Inheritance Fraud Inheritance fraud usually occurs when you are told that someone very rich has died and you are in line to receive a huge inheritance. A fraudster who claims to be a Business Relations Manager from an overseas bank … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #57

Fake Letter Boxes The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail. Residents are sometimes unaware of the fake letterbox as … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #56

Be Aware of Spoof Emails Claiming ‘Buyer Protection’ Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise vehicles for sale which do not exist. After agreeing to purchase the vehicle via email with the fraudsters, buyers then receive emails … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #55

Phishing Fraud Targets Uni Students A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education. The email purports to have come from the finance … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #54

One for businesses : Counterfeit Cheques Businesses are being contacted for the sale of goods or services by fraudsters, who request to pay by cheque. The fraudster sends a cheque with a higher value than the amount expected, and then … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #53

PayPal Phishing Fraud I was sent a copy of the email below. It’s a flagrant example of a phishing fraud – an email sent to try to fool you into disclosing personal information. It has so many of the trademarks … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #52

Euro 2016 Ticketing Fraud The 2016 European Football Championships will begin shortly and those wanting to purchase last minute tickets are likely to be targeted by fraudsters posing as official sellers. Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout … Continue reading

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PCSO Warning

Be Alert Against Burglary Our PCSO, Carl Barton, has passed on this warning…. “Unfortunately the village suffered a car key burglary (where thieves break into a house to get the keys of a vehicle parked outside) and an attempted burglary … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #51

Purchasing Pets Online The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. How The Fraud Works: … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #50

URGENT: Online Extortion Demand Affecting UK Businesses Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this URGENT warning. Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #49

eBay Users Recruited By Fraudsters Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have noticed a rise in the reporting of victims being recruited via Facebook to … Continue reading

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Election Notices

The following notices are posted in relation to the elections on May 5th…. Notice of Poll : Police & Crime Commissioner Notice of Poll : District Councillor for Woodford  

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Anti-Fraud Hint #48

Income Tax Refund Fraud Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #47

Wine Investment Fraud Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. A new investment fraud trend is targeting members of the public who are seeking to sell their wine investment. Fraudsters agree to purchase the victim’s … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #46

Ticket Frauds & Social Media Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has recently received an influx of reports that fraudsters are targeting the public, via social media, in … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Our PCSO Carl Barton’s  May Report on Local Crime & Police Issues OBSTRUCTION I can appreciate the parking issues in the village especially along Percy Road, Sidney Road, Castle Road and Station Road but there is no excuse for vehicles … Continue reading

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Election Notices

The following notices are posted in relation to the elections on May 5th…. Those nominated for the post of Police & Crime Commissioner Those nominated for the post of Councillor for Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council Those acting as … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #45

Payment Diversion Frauds. Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be … Continue reading

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Notice of Elections

Police & Crime Commissioner + District Councillor Elections will take place on May 5th for the Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner and for one District Councillor for Woodford Ward on Daventry District Council. The following notices ask for nominations for … Continue reading

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SARA Field & Motorsport

A request from our PCSO Carl Barton….. “Over the past few months , we have seen the whole top area of the playing fields being used by locals on motorised vehicles, quad bikes and go-cart types etc. “They are damaging … Continue reading

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Northants Police Warning

50 Robberies and Distraction Burglary in the County since January Northants Police is urging people to take extra care with their home security and reminding them never to open their door to any callers they are not expecting. The advice … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #43

Businesses Face Extortion from the “RepKiller” Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud has received several reports in the last 24 hours from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands from scammers … Continue reading

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More Cross Country News

Carl Barton, our PCSO, has passed on the following advice…. “Woodford Halse Primary school will be hoisting their annual cross country event on Wednesday 9th March from 4pm until 5.30pm. The event is county wide and will have around 600 … Continue reading

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Trading Standards Watch On Scams

New Campaign To Raise Awareness Trading Standards is launching a campaign today to encourage people to be on their guard against scams. Scams costs consumers across the UK an average of £9 billion a year, not to mention the debilitating … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #42

Watch Out For The “Good Citizen” Award Scam Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #41

Protect Yourself From Bogus Electrical Websites Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. This is an update to Anti-Fraud Hint #36. Fraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. … Continue reading

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Trading Standards News

Dodgy DVD’s, Clocked Cars, Bad Builders, & Rabid Rovers. Here’s the latest report from Northampton’s Trading Standards Service. As well as news of successes against a number of bent businesses (which gives plenty of food for thought on things to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #40

“Your Package Has Been Seized” Royal Mail Scam Email Northampton Community Connect for Northamptonshire Police has passed on this warning……. Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #39

Fraudsters Targeting The Elderly & Vulnerable Northampton Community Connect for Northamptonshire Police has passed on this warning……. Police forces have become aware of a fraud circulating targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community. Some older people have received telephone … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #38

“Recovery Room” Fraud Targets Timeshare Fraud Victims – Don’t Get Caught Twice. Just in case you thought all the fraudsters had taken 2016 off….Northampton Community Connect for Northamptonshire Police has passed on this warning……. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) … Continue reading

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2016 Police Surgeries

From Carl Barton, our PCSO….. The latest Dates for local Police Surgeries from January to March 2016 are:- Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 Tuesday 16th Feb 2016 Tuesday 1st Mar 2016 Tuesday 15th Mar 2016 All surgeries will be held in … Continue reading

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DDC Warns Again About Council Tax Fraud

We posted a warning about this last week (see here) but it seems that it’s still going on because Daventry District Council have renewed their warnings Be on your guard against a Council Tax rebate phone fraud. If someone calls … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #37

Daventry District Council Warns of Council Tax Rebate Phone Scam. Northampton Community Connect for Northamptonshire Police has passed on this warning……. Residents in Daventry District are urged to be on their guard from a Council Tax rebate phone fraud. Fraudsters … Continue reading

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Can You Help Catch Him?

Police seek Woodford’s tyre slasher. As this article in the Northamptonshire Chronicle explains, police are looking for anyone that can help catch the man that slashed tyres and damaged 20 vehicles in the village. Don’t forget you can always call … Continue reading

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Speed Watch

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT Our PCSO, Carl Barton, is trying to get a Community Speed Watch scheme launched in Woodford Halse. Motorist who speed through residential neighbourhoods are often unaware of the impact drivers exceeding the speed limit … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #36

Protect Yourself From Bogus Electrical Websites Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. There has been a recent series of incidents whereby fraudsters either phone or attend the home address of elderly members of the … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #35

Protect Yourself From Bogus Electrical Websites Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value … Continue reading

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Police Update

PCSO Carl Barton Looks Back Over The Summer The last six months in Woodford Halse has been very good in relation to crime. I am pleased to report a “crime free summer” marred by only one incident, minor damage to … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Our PCSO Carl Barton’s  October Report on Local Crime & Police Issues CRIME There were two reported crimes in Woodford Halse in October. A theft of a wallet in the changing rooms of Woodford Football Club A theft from an … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #34

Talk Talk Cyber Attack : Advice For Customers Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Talk Talk, the phone and broadband provider, has been the victim of a cyber attack on their website commonly referred … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #33

Police Email Spam Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. There is email in circulation that appears to have been sent from a legitimate Lancashire Constabulary email address. The email appears to come from ‘Lyn … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #32

Pension Frauds Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has been alerted to a pension scam whereby cold callers continue to target members of the public aged 50 to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #31

Council Tax Frauds Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #30

Freecycle Frauds Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters are targeting online advertising platforms where items are acquired for free. The fraudsters will list items on the website and advise any purchasers that they … Continue reading

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September Police News

Our PCSO Carl Barton’s Report on Local Crime & Police Issues CRIME There was just the one reported crime for the month of September, the theft of a motor cycle on Hinton Road. (Actually recovered by the owner on 8th … Continue reading

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Poop-oop-adoop

We’re keen to cut down dog fouling in the village. Carl Barton our PCSO is holding an event tomorrow to help. On Friday 9th October he will be holding “The Big Scoop” event outside the Co-op in the mobile police … Continue reading

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Police Surgeries

Autumn Dates In The Library Carl Barton, our PCSO, has the following Police Surgeries organised at at Woodford Halse  Library. Come along and discuss any policing concerns that you have:- Tuesday 29th Sep 2015. 3.30-4pm Tuesday 13th Oct-2015. 3.30-4pm Tuesday … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #30

Parcel Mule Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. People are being targeted to become “Parcel Mules” as part of a reshipping scam, which results in them handling stolen goods and losing out financially. … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #29

TV Fraud : Avoid Bogus Web Sites Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters have created a high specification website template advertising flat screen televisions for sale which are below market value and do … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #28

Pets (Puppies) For Sale Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud has noticed a rise in reports concerning the purchase of pets, in particular puppies, advertised for sale via popular online auction … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Our PCSO Carl Barton’s Report on Local Crime & Police Issues CRIME Crime is down in Woodford Halse. There has been no reported burglaries, theft of, or criminal damage in the village for just over  two months now and long … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #27

Rental Fraud in Student Accommodation Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. … Continue reading

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News from your PCSO

July 2015 was another good month in relation to reported crimes in Woodford Halse. Carl is very pleased to announce there were no reported crimes. Carl has also pointed out  that, as you know, parking spaces in and around the … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #26

Rugby World Cup 2015 Tickets Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud, together with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police, are working in partnership with Rugby World … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #25

Advanced Fee Fraud Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has been alerted to an Advanced Fee Scam whereby mainly persons of Asian descent are targeted by the suspects … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #24

Rio 2016 Olympics Lottery Scam Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received intelligence regarding two new Lottery Fraud letters/email attachments (Scam 1 & Scam 2) using … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #23

Scam Emails from British Gas & The Ministry of Justice TorrentLocker “Ransom Ware” Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from British … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #22

Courier Fraud Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Courier fraudsters have been identifying themselves to victims on the telephone as “Detective Constable Martin Benton of New Scotland Yard Fraud Department”. The fraudsters will invent … Continue reading

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News from your PCSO

June 2015 was a good month in relation to reported crimes in Woodford Halse. There were only two reported crimes in the month; shoplifting in the Co-op and criminal damage to a vehicle. Carl held a couple of surgeries in … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #21

Light / Lite Loans Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters are targeting individuals who have recently expressed an interest in an online loan. Unsolicited calls are made by fraudsters who appear to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #20

Wine Investment Fraud Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) wishes to remind investors that fraudsters are still active and are using various methods to dupe victims into investing … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #19

Royal Mail Email Scam Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from the Royal Mail. Attached to the email is the CryptoLocker … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #18

Flight Ticket Fraud Alert Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. People looking for cheap flight tickets are being targeted by fraudsters. New websites are continuously being created with slight changes to the company names … Continue reading

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Roll Up For Mystery Tour

Would you like to be a voluntary mystery shopper ?? Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commission is looking for volunteers to take part in two ‘mystery shopper’ schemes in the county. The Best Bar None mystery shopper scheme is designed to … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #17

Fake Bailiff’s & Phantom Debts Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud has seen an increase in the number of small to medium sized businesses being contacted by fake bailiffs requesting payments for … Continue reading

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Police Surgery Dates

June, July & August Come along and meet your PCSO to discuss local concerns or get crime prevention advice. Woodford Halse Library  3:30 to 4:30pm Thursday 25th June Thursday 30th July Thursday 25th August PCSO Surgeries Flyer

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Police Want Your Views

National Rural Crime Survey Do you feel the police are visible enough? What are your views on police response in your area? Is crime under-reported? How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community? Are you concerned about … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #16

The Not So Fine Art of Investment Fraud… Action Fraud, the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. People nationwide are receiving cold calls and are being persuaded to invest in ‘Fine Art’. Concerns around this include: How … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #15

Watch out for spoofed PayPal emails Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters often target ‘goods for sale’ adverts on popular online auctions sites, so watch out whenever you’re selling anything online. How … Continue reading

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Gnomes Going Home

Update From Northamptonshire Police Stolen Property Recovered – There was a good response to appeal for people to come forward to claim suspected stolen items. More than 30 people have so far come forward to claim garden ornaments, tools and … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #14

Spam emails pretending to be from Apple iTunes Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have been made aware that there are currently a number … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #13

Be aware of spoof emails claimin​g ‘buyer protection’ Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Online auction websites are being used by fraudsters to advertise vehicles for sale which do not exist. The fraudster … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #12

Beware: Cloned National Savings & Investments website Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) and … Continue reading

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News from your PCSO

Combating Fraud Can I remind you that no bank, building society or police officer will ever ask for your pin number over the phone. Only criminals do this. Unfortunately scams of this kind continue to rob people. Just hang up! … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #11

SELLING YOUR VEHICLE Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning. If you are selling your car via a classified advertisement or auction site, be aware of this  fraud scam. Fraudsters may contact you through … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #10

Adobe and LinkedIn Phishing Emails. Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning about emails that pretend to be from either the LinkedIn social messaging web site or from Adobe. Current spam email campaigns are … Continue reading

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Make Northants Safer

“The Safest Place In England” Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission, Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire County Council Public Health Department are working together to make Northamptonshire the ‘Safest Place in England’. As part of that, work on a new Violence Strategy … Continue reading

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More PCSO Surgeries

The following police surgeries will take place at the library on these dates and times. Thursday 16th April: 3.30 – 4.30 Thursday 30th April: 3.30 – 4.30 Thursday 21st May: 3.30 – 4.30 If you want to talk to Carl … Continue reading

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Did You See This Accident?

Appeal Following A Serious  Accident on the A14 A 28-year-old man has been left with life changing injuries after a road traffic collision on the A14 westbound yesterday afternoon (March 9th). The man was driving a white Renault Master van … Continue reading

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Alarm Sales Warning

Northampton’s Trading Standards Warn On Telephone Sales. Trading Standards has been contacted by consumers who have received unsolicited telephone calls from companies offering to install security systems. Initial contact is made by telephone cold-calling residents to arrange an appointment; however … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #9

Fraud of the Rings. Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning about a scam that exploits people’s good nature and willingness to help those apparently in trouble. Please look out for a fraud which … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #8

How to avoid being a victim of online auction scams. Action Fraud , the National Crime Intelligence Bureau has passed on this warning about on-line auctions. Online auction sites are regularly targeted by fraudsters advertising desirable items for sale which … Continue reading

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Extra PCSO Surgery

From Our PCSO Carl Barton There will be an additional police surgery in the library on Thursday 12th March 2015 between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

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February Crime Report

Update from our PCSO, Carl Barton February’s Reported Crimes Crimes reported this month were 2 as opposed to 5 last month. Following on from the crime spike in December and January due to garage and shed breaks-ins, offenders were arrested. … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #7

Alert: Never Talk About Your Bank Account To Strangers. Action Fraud is warning people about banking scams. Fraudsters are targeting people by “cold calling” them on the telephone. The scam starts with the following simple activity: 1. They will state … Continue reading

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Police Warning

Police Urge Motorists to Report Suspicious Behaviour After Man Flags Down Car Police in Northamptonshire are urging people to report suspicious activity, following recent reports of people standing in the road and flagging down passing motorists. If someone stops, the … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

An Update from Northants Police This month’s news covers…. Sobriety bracelets pilot A Warning on Sharing Bank Details Trying To Return Stolen Bikes Faith & Community Led Crime Reduction Business Security Drugs Awareness Day Trading Standards News Sobriety bracelets conference … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #6

Alert: Watch out for free trial scams and pop-ups Action Fraud is warning people about free trial scams. Action Fraud has seen an increase in the amount of victims signing up for free trials for unapproved or misleading pharmaceuticals or … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #5

Alert: “We Are Holding A Parcel In Your Name” Scam. Action Fraud is warning people about fraudulent parcel advice postcards. Scam postcards are being delivered to UK residents’ homes claiming that a parcel containing “jewellery” is waiting for the homeowner. … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #4

Pension Changes are coming in April 2015; avoid the fraudulent investment risks. Action Fraud is warning people to take care with the upcoming changes to pensions legislation. HMRC have advised that from April 2015, people over the age of 55 … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #3

Top safety tips to help avoid job scams. Get Safe Online, Safer Jobs and Action Fraud are warning people to take precautions whilst looking for jobs online, to avoid falling victim to scammers. There are a number of different ways … Continue reading

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School Parking Appeal

Highway Code Reminder From Our PCSO Carl Barton has asked us to pass on this notice regarding parking around the school, highlighting what the Highway Code has to say about this and the possible penalties for those that ignore the … Continue reading

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January Crime Report

Update from our PCSO, Carl Barton January’s Reported Crimes Crimes reported this month were 5 as opposed to 9 last month. Woodford is still suffering from garage breaks and residents are advised to keep their garages/sheds locked at all times … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #2

Congratulations…. You’ve Won The Lottery!!!……Or Have You? Hints on Lottery Scams from Action Fraud. A lottery scam takes place when criminals pretend that you have won a prize, often a lottery.  The people most likely to fall victim to this … Continue reading

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Anti-Fraud Hint #1

Hints on Passwords from Action Fraud. Fraudsters regularly hack into personal online accounts to obtain details which will allow them to defraud you. To prevent fraudsters, it’s very important to use strong passwords when setting up and accessing online accounts … Continue reading

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Action Fraud

Combating Fraud & Cyber Crime Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and financially motivated cyber crime and is run by the City of London Police, working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. Their specialist team uses … Continue reading

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Police Seek Advisors

Have Your Voice Heard Are you… Living or working in Daventry or South Northamptonshire? Actively involved in your community? Interested in what the police are doing in Daventry and South Northamptonshire? Able to offer advice to the police and the … Continue reading

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Want To Be A Special?

New Dates Available Northamptonshire Police has released details of the first of this year’s upcoming Application and Competency Awareness Evenings and those interested in becoming a special constable are urged to book a place to avoid disappointment. The events provide … Continue reading

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December Crime Report

Update from our PCSO, Carl Barton December’s Reported Crimes Unfournately there were ten reported crimes for the month of December. Most of which were garage and shed breaks.   1st December Theft of pedal cycle, Sidney Road. 5th December Shed … Continue reading

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Keep Xmas Gifts Safe

Advice From Northants Police Once the big day has been and gone, homes across the county will be full of new and often expensive items and police are urging people to mark their valuable gifts to help make them less … Continue reading

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Phone Scams

Warning From Northants Police Police urge people to be vigilant following spate of phone scams Police are continuing to warn people to be on their guard against phone scams, following recent reports of several incidents in Northamptonshire. There are a … Continue reading

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A Reminder from our PCSO…

The village has recently suffered from  garage and shed breaks over the last few weeks. This is just a reminder to make sure your garage and shed doors are kept locked at all times. Try to avoid storing Christmas presents … Continue reading

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A Warning For Xmas

Northamptonshire Police have asked us to publicise this warning as the Christmas period approaches. Here is some good advice on how to keep your home and property safe…. Crime Prevention Advice Dec 2014 And here’s a report of crimes from … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Update from our PCSO, Carl Barton November’s Reported Crimes   4th November Garden shed broken into on Adams Road. 7th November Theft of a boiler in Laburnum Close 12th November Criminal damage to a vehicle on Station Road. 18th November … Continue reading

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Watch Out For Scams

Don’t Get Caught Out Carl Barton, our PCSO, has passed on the following helpful advice….. The village has recently suffered from two incidents of people targeting elderly residents to have their driveways blocked paved, asking for money up front then … Continue reading

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Rural Burglary Concerns

Police Step Up Patrols In Response To Rural Burglaries Police have stepped up patrols in rural areas after a series of burglaries in recent weeks. Saddlery, quad bikes and small plant machinery have been stolen from stables across the county. … Continue reading

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Rogue Trader Campaign

Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders People in Northamptonshire are being urged to look out for rogue doorstep traders preying on elderly and vulnerable neighbours as part of National Consumer Week (3-7 November). With as many as 170,000 incidents of doorstep … Continue reading

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Council Tax & Policing

How Much Are You Prepared To Pay? The Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner are interested to know how much you are prepared to pay, via your council tax payment, for policing in Northamptonshire. Please take a couple of … Continue reading

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Halloween Is Coming

But if you’re not keen on Trick or Treat…. Daventry Rural policing team have provided this poster to print out and display if you don’t want trick or treat callers disturbing you…..  

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Could You Be A Special?

Northants Constabulary Are Looking For Special Constables Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? Then have a chat with our recruitment team… Would you like something new and exciting in your life? Have you got a minimum of just … Continue reading

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Kids On-Line Safety

Consultation Deadline Extended – Win £100. Lynne Rosher (C0997) (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner , News Publishing Co-ordinator, Northamptonshire ) has passed on this reminder…. For the attention of all Parents and Carers… Don’t miss out on the … Continue reading

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More on Speedwatch

Parish Council Give Go-Ahead for Local Consultation. Pat Knight has provided the following update after this week’s Council meeting…. “The Parish Council has agreed to take part in the Community Speed Watch Campaign and I as one of its members, have … Continue reading

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Policing “Have Your Say”

From, Carl Barton, PCSO 7005, Daventry Rural Safer Community Team, Northamptonshire Police ….. Here are the dates and venues for  Woodford’s Policing “Have Your Say” Events:-   Co-op Car Park, Woodford Halse Wednesday 22nd October 2.45pm-3.45pm Co-op Car Park, Woodford Halse Tuesday … Continue reading

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Community Speed Watch

Help Spot Speeding In Woodford : Volunteers Needed Community Speed Watch is one of a number of local policing initiatives. Parish Councillor and Woodford’s Highway Warden, Pat Knight has contacted the relevant agencies today regarding setting up a scheme in … Continue reading

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Police Street Watch Appeal

Woodford Halse Street Watch Northants Police are currently looking to recruit a minimum of six people, male or female over the age of 18 years to act as ‘Street Wardens’. No qualifications necessary but applicants should be of previous good character. There … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Update from our PCSO, Carl Barton September’s Reported Crimes   1st September Criminal damage to vehicle. Adams Road. 16th September Criminal damage to vehicle. Byfield Road. 17th September Criminal damage to vehicle. Byfield Road. 18th September Criminal damage to vehicle. … Continue reading

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Help Fight On-Line Crime

Help tackle online crime and improve online safety : win £100 The Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission wants the attention of all Parents and Carers and children aged between 5 and 18. The Commission is currently running a consultation aimed … Continue reading

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Give Your Views

Consultations on Council Tax, Leisure Centre & On-Line Safety Daventry District Council wants the views of district residents on two local initiatives, a new Leisure Centre and proposed  Council Tax Support Schemes. At the same time the Police and Crime … Continue reading

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PCSO August Update

Latest news from our local PCSO. Here’s the latest policing news from Carl Barton, our local PCSO. Don’t forget you can always view the latest details of local reported crimes here: Neighbourhood Watch Crimes & Outcomes.   I am pleased … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Update from The Police & Crime Commissioner Appeal for witnesses to robbery Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Daventry on Saturday 23 August between 6.30am and 7am in an alleyway between Kingsley Avenue and Windsor Close. Read … Continue reading

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Community Panel Cancelled

A Message from our PCSO PCSO Carl Barton has asked for this message to be passed on…. “After some consideration, the Community Panel Meeting planned for Tuesday 2 September has been cancelled due to consistently poor attendance.  It is our … Continue reading

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Woodford PCSO July Update

Latest news from our local PCSO. Here’s the latest policing news from Carl Barton, our local PCSO. Don’t forget you can always view the latest details of local reported crimes here: Neighbourhood Watch Crimes & Outcomes. HOW SECURE IS YOUR … Continue reading

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Latest Police News

Update from The Police & Crime Commissioner Appeal Following Traffic Accident A man suffered a badly broken leg in a road traffic collision on the A45 near Daventry on Saturday 19 July. The 26-year-old man was driving a silver Vauxhall … Continue reading

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Grand Prix Traffic Alert!

Road Closures for British Grand Prix Announced The Highways Agency has published details of the planned road closures for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone over the coming weekend. A leaflet from the Highways Agency showing the traffic plans is … Continue reading

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Community Panel : May

Minutes from May’s Police Community Panel are now available:- Community Panel Meeting May 2014 The next meeting is 2nd September 2014 and before the next meeting we will try to publish an explanation as to what the Local Community Panel … Continue reading

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Woodford PCSO May Update

Latest news from our local PCSO. Here’s the latest policing news from Carl Barton, our local PCSO. Don’t forget you can always view the latest details of local reported crimes here: Neighbourhood Watch Crimes & Outcomes. Reported crimes in Woodford … Continue reading

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Police Community Panel

More Details on Your Local Policing Community Group The Community Panel for Woodford Halse includes the villages of  Woodford Halse, Staverton, Catesby, Hellidon, Badby, Newnham, Everdon, Fawsley, Charwelton, Byfield and Preston Capes. To find out more about Community Panels and … Continue reading

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Police Support Volunteers

CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to get involved with different aspects of policing and gain experience of Northamptonshire Police, whether you simply want to help your community or are interested in pursuing … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention Tips

Some Ideas From Carl Barton, Our PCSO With spring here and summer just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a fresh look at your home security. Here are some useful crime prevention tips to help you protect … Continue reading

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Community Panel Minutes

Minutes from last January’s Police Community Panel are now available:- Community Panel Minutes 23/01/14 In future minutes will be published here regularly. The next meeting is 2nd September 2014 and before the next meeting we will try to publish an … Continue reading

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Next Police Community Panel

The next police Community Panel meeting is being held on Wednesday 21st May 2014 at 18.00 hours at The Cross Trees Public House, Byfield.  

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Woodford PCSO April Update

Latest news from our local PCSO. This month’s update is earlier than usual as Carl is on leave until May. Here’s the latest policing news from Carl Barton, our local PCSO. Don’t forget you can always view the latest details … Continue reading

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Police News…

Missing Keys, Drink, Bike Awareness & Telephone Sales Here’s the latest update from Northamptonshire Police with an attempt to reunite someone with their missing keys, news of actions to tackle underage drinking & “legal highs”, warnings on rogue sellers of … Continue reading

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PCSO “Surgeries”

Change of Venue to Co-op Car Park Carl Barton, our PCSO will now be holding regular local policing surgeries in the Co-Op car park on Wednesday afternoons. Next dates are: Wednesday 16th April 2:30 – 4:30 Wednesday 14th May 2:30 … Continue reading

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Woodford PCSO March Update

Latest news from our local PCSO. Here’s the latest policing news from Carl Barton, our local PCSO. Don’t forget you can always view the latest details of local reported crimes here: Neighbourhood Watch Crimes & Outcomes. Reported crimes in Woodford … Continue reading

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PCC News

Latest “Blue Light” Issue   Adam Simmonds, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has released his latest bulletin on the work of the PCC’s office. You can download it here:- Blue Light Spring 2014        

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Northants Police Update

Forensic Marking Kits / Seatbelt Law Action / Domestic Violence Disclosure (“Claire’s Law”) / Better Response to Domestic Abuse  The latest update from Northamptonshire Police has been sent through by Lynne Rosher (C0997) (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner , … Continue reading

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New PCSO : Carl Barton

New PCSO from March 1st POLICE community support officer Carl Barton will be out on the beat in Woodford Halse next week, when he becomes the village’s dedicated PCSO. Carl will take over the role from Saturday, 1 March, replacing … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention Guide

Neighbourhood Watch Guide Available Here The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) has just published a comprehensive collection of crime prevention and safety advice.  You can download a copy at:  Guide_to_Crime_Prevention_Safety_Advice At present, it is only available in … Continue reading

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Phone Scam Update

Keep Safe – Be Aware! Back in January we published an alert from Northants police about a phone scam that attempts to get people to reveal their bank security details. We have received another warning from Daventry Community Safety Partnership. … Continue reading

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Recent Burglary Fears

News from our PCSO There has been a lot of concern on the village Facebook page over the risk of burglary in the village. Our PCSO, Jane Coaley, has asked us to publish this letter giving the Police viewpoint on … Continue reading

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Policing Surgeries

New Dates Available Dates for local policing surgeries in February, March & April at Sure Start on Scrivens Hill are now available on the Policing page. Come along and discuss any policing worries or problems with your PCSO.

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Police Cadet Scheme

Chance for young people to become police cadets Northamptonshire Police Community Connect have let us know that three open evenings are being held for young people to find out more about becoming a police cadet. The open evenings will be … Continue reading

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A361 Crash Appeal

Local appeal following a fatal collision on A361, Daventry Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A361, near Daventry on Saturday 18th January. The collision happened at about 11am, on the A361, between the A45 and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Northants Police

Watch Liaison Officer Do you have a few hours a week to spare? Would you like to work with the police to help support Street Watch and other ‘Watch’ schemes and share crime and policing information with local communities? If … Continue reading

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Phone Scam Alert

Northants Police issue phone scam warning Police are issuing crime prevention advice following 12 reports of a phone scam which took place in the county on Sunday 5 January between 1pm and 7pm. The scam involves a caller attempting to … Continue reading

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Keep Secure at Xmas

Festive Security from Neighbourhood & Home Watch Northamptonshire Community Connect and the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network have some suggestions on security at Christmas time. With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, you are probably in the process … Continue reading

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