Dec 30, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Attack and Robbery in Bottesford / Suspicious Behaviour

Attack and Robbery in Bottesford

At about 12.30am last night a lone female returning after a night out was grabbed and thrown to the ground by two males who then went through her pockets and stole a sum of money. The incident occurred near the junction of Albert Street and High Street. If anyone saw anything suspicious in that area at that time or has information about this attack please contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number. Obviously females out alone after dark need to be extra vigilant and careful at this time of heightened risk. Ideally try to walk with a companion if that is possible.

 

Suspicious Behaviour

We have had two recent reports of suspicious behaviour.

In the first one on Thursday afternoon this week what appeared to be a man with his hood up and a skeleton type mask on (possibly cloth) knocked on the window of a house in Bottesford to get the attention of young children playing in their playroom. He attempted to communicate with the children but ran off when they called for their mother. The man was accompanied by a small white dog. The police are aware. Please inform them if you have any information about this incident or have experienced anything similar.

The second report comes from Stathern where some young males were seen in a house  driveway and were frightened off by a neighbour when he came out of his house to go to work at 5am. They ran to a car and drove off. Subsequently the owner of the house noticed that the connector box to the security lighting at the rear of the property had been damaged and the wires pulled out - so this may have been preparation for a return visit at a later time. The police have been informed. Although this report comes from Stathern please be vigilant in our village. We may be entering one of our periodic “restless” times in the vale so please don’t ignore suspicious behaviour. Reporting it to the police is often the most effective way of disrupting criminal and anti-social behaviour.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Dec 19, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Activity in the Village Tonight!

Further to our earlier report about theft of ladders there have been reports tonight of young men using ladders to try and access unoccupied buildings at the centre of the village. The police are aware. Please be vigilant and report ANY suspicious activity to the police without delay. Crime in progress 999 otherwise 101.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Bottesford NHW Alert: Recent Thefts in Bottesford/Suspicious Trader

Recent Thefts in Bottesford:

There have been several incidents in the village over recent days: the theft of a charity box and items being taken off two vehicles parked in the Grantham Road area including a set of ladders. Police are aware.

 

In the former a charity box collecting for Grantham ROCK (Rescue of Cats and Kittens) was stolen from outside a property in the Bowbridge area of the village last night.

 

If anyone has noticed suspicious activity in these areas or knows anything about the thefts please contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number.

 

Suspicious Trader:

We have recently received a report of someone providing a plumbing service in the area but possibly  using another bona fide traders contact details. Work is reported as being undertaken for cash with a receipt promised later which doesn’t materialise. The “trader” is described as a white male in his 50’s operating from a dark blue van with no signage. At the time of the reported incident he was wearing a bandage on one arm. If anyone knows who this “trader” is, or has had a similar experience, please contact NHW with details. In the meantime residents are advised to exercise caution in employing anyone fitting this description.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Dec 4, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Activity

A few days ago, a resident living on Grantham Rd was approached by a man in a white van seeking directions to Harby. On examining the address given he noticed that it clearly had a post code and asked why the driver hadn’t used his sat nav to locate it. The response was that he had forgotten! The driver then asked if the resident would be interested in buying a generator. The offer was declined and immediately reported to the police, who attempted to intercept the vehicle in the village but were unable to locate it. They have asked for any future sightings or offers to sell generators be reported without delay. Thefts of generators in the area are on the increase!

 

The vehicle was a white transit size van with no markings reg SK67 PBO. The driver was a white male 25-35 years old with a short beard and an accent, possibly eastern European.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Nov 29, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Request For Help

I’m trying to contact anyone who had involvement in a small NHW scheme around Manor Road, Easthorpe many years ago. The scheme folded and was subsequently overtaken by the current parish-wide one. If you were involved or know someone who was please contact me.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

 

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