Aug 25, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Vehicle Theft / Vehicles Involved in Theft

Vehicle Theft

A high powered vehicle was stolen from a local village in the Vale overnight Tuesday. Police continue to advise that 4x4s are still being targeted along with telehandlers.

 

Vehicles Involved in Theft

A silver pick-up with cloned plates reg BAZ1479 has been reported attempting to steal quad bikes and a white transit van (reg unknown) has been seen in the area possibly involved with thefts.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Aug 15, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Cash Machine Ram Raids

Cash Machine Ram Raids "Alert"

The following “Alert” issued by the Notts police has been forwarded to us by Orston NHW. It contains important information on what to look out for during the early hours of the morning. If you notice any activity of the kind described please do not ignore it – report it to the police without delay::

Officers investigating a cash machine ram raid are urging members of the public to be vigilant for suspicious activity.

It is believed the incident at the Sainsbury's in Bingham Lane, Cotgrave, at around 4am on Monday, may be linked to other similar recent incidents across the region.

A telehandler which was stolen from East Bridgford was used to smash a wall down and left at the scene before the cash machine was loaded on to a pick-up truck. A white Audi saloon car was also seen at the scene. The pick-up truck was found abandoned in a field in Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, but the Audi has not yet been traced.

Detective Sergeant Michael Broddell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said the offence followed a similar pattern to other recent incidents that had happened across the region and urged people to be aware and report anything that may seem suspicious, such as construction vehicles being driven around in the early hours of the morning.

He said: "These offences almost always take place in the early hours and involve the use of a telehandler, a pick-up truck to take the cash machine away and then what is often a performance car as the final getaway vehicle.

"The offenders almost always use ratchet straps to remove the cash machines which are often discarded in nearby fields.

"Once stolen, the cash machines are taken to secluded barns or similar where they are cut up using angle grinders. The offenders conduct reconnaissance to identify these premises prior to the offences.

"Even offences as minor as causing lock damage to gates may be an indication that offenders intend to use the location to hide vehicles or as a dumping site after the offence."

He added that these offences have been taking place throughout the region recently but there was a distinctive focus along the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border.

Please report suspicious activity, to Nottinghamshire or Leics Police on 101,  or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Behaviour / Lost Dog

Suspicious Behaviour:

There have been reports of three males in a white van acting suspiciously in the area over the last week. If seen please notify NHW and the police – crime in progress 999 otherwise 101.

 

Lost Dog:

A black cross terrier has been reported lost in the area earlier today. Last seen at 7am on High Street, Bottesford. Please report sightings or known whereabouts to NHW.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Aug 8, 2017

Bottesford NHW: New Co-ordinator for Muston

We are pleased to inform residents that we now have a new NHW Area Co-ordinator for Muston. Mike Throssell lives in the village and can be contacted on 01949 842810. We welcome Mike to the team and are sure that he will make a significant contribution to our efforts to combat local crime and ASB.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jul 26, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: PPI Scam / Parking on the Pavement / Preparing for Flooding

PPI Scam

Residents will be well aware of the many scams that have emerged in recent times and we regularly put out general advice about how to spot, and deal with them safely. Occasionally we receive information that local residents have been contacted by attempted scammers and this is one such instance. A local resident was contacted “out of the blue” by a female caller and advised that they were entitled to a substantial PPI payout, but in order to receive this the recipient would have to pay for the funds to be delivered by courier! Fortunately this resident was well informed about scam methodology and during a second phone call started to ask questions of the caller which ultimately led to the call being disconnected by the caller. The concern is that elderly or more vulnerable residents may have been taken in by such a call, which is exactly what the scammers are hoping for. So here is a reminder of a couple of points  to remember if you are contacted “out of the blue” by someone with good news.

1)      If it seems too good to be true – it usually is.

2)      Instinctively we trust female callers more than males. Don’t fall into this trap - scammers understand this and seek to exploit it.

3)      Asking questions such as callers name, company name, company address, company telephone numbers and where/how they obtained personal financial information about you will often result in scammers abandoning their “pitch”. If that doesn’t do it – then telling them that you need time to check out their details/information with a reputable source will often deter even the most persistent scammers. They don’t want to waste their time, or risk their operation being exposed, by unduly inquisitive people.

4)      You don’t need to be polite to cold callers. If you have any doubts about their authenticity, just put the phone down. And if they call back keep putting the phone down – they will soon give up!

 

Parking on the Pavement

NHW has received a number of complaints about cars being parked on, or partly on, the pavement. Technically this is illegal and although it is not generally rigidly enforced people who do so should remember that in the event of an accident they may find themselves facing charges and claims for liability, without insurance cover which could be void due to the illegal parking. In a village we really need to rely on residents common sense and community spirit. Please don’t park where your vehicle causes inconvenience or danger to other vehicle drivers or pedestrians. In particular pleased don’t block pedestrian paths for those using wheelchairs or pushing prams.

 

Preparing for Flooding

The Flood Warden has asked for residents to be informed of a comprehensive advice note about preparing for, and dealing with, flooding that has been prepared by the insurance company Direct Line. It is quite a lengthy note but extremely useful to anyone in a property at risk of flooding. The link is:

 

https://www.directline.com/home-cover/minimise-flood-damage

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jul 18, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Daytime Burglary in Eastwell

A daytime burglary has been reported in Eastwell. At around lunchtime on 15th July suspects entered a property by smashing the glass in the front door. Please continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jun 24, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Have You Lost a Kitten

A tortoiseshell/tabby kitten has been found in the Lime Grove area of Bottesford. Please contact NHW if you have a kitten with this colouring and it is missing.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626