Halloween- No Callers Please

The clocks have gone back and the nights grow dark quickly, this time of year can leave some feeling very vunarable so Notts police have created a handy poster for those that do not wish to recieve “trick or treaters”.

For some it can be a fun time with small groups of children calling round in fancy costume but for other it can be quite a scary time especially as it gets later on in the evening – so those that can print out the poster are asked to stick on your door  to prevent unwanted callers for the whole of the night are from a set time of the evening.

 

Sorry No trick or treat poster

 

Have a very happy Halloween from all at LS Locksmiths.

 

 

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Police advise vigilance after a spate of burglaries in Bullwell

Police are investigating a number of burglaries that have taken place in Bulwell in the space of a couple of days.

Officers from the Bulwell Forest area are asking residents to be vigilant following the break-ins.

The first burglary was in Bannerman Road on May 19th and saw a car, house keys and work bag containing a laptop computer, mobile, Sat Nav and a sports bag stolen.

Police say entry was gained to the house through an open ground floor window.

Officers are also investigating recent break-ins at a house in Henrietta Street on the same night and at a property in Warrington Road at 3.30am on the 21st on the month in which nothing was taken.

Anyone with information can call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

 

 

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Burglary on the rise in Nottinghamshire

Burglaries in Nottinghamshire are on the rise, despite falling crime figures in England and Wales.

Official numbers from the Office for National Statistics reported 4,520 domestic burglaries across county in 2013 – up 12% in just one year.

This was much higher than any other county in the East Midlands and almost as as many as Derbyshire and Lincolnshire’s incidents combined.

The stats also go against the positive trend across England and Wales, which has seen domestic burglary cases fall steadily year on year since 2001.

Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said: “Today’s statistics are more good news and the evidence is clear: police reform is working and crime is falling.

“We can have confidence that England and Wales are safer than they have been for decades. “

But in Nottinghamshire, burglary stood beside robbery, shoplifting, sexual offences and incidents of violence with injury, all seeing increases.

Assistant chief constable, Steve Jupp, said: “Burglary is a devastating and intrusive crime and it is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police.

“In recent years we have made great strides in tackling burglary, dramatically reducing figures through research into crime trends, targeted, intelligence-led operations, both uniformed and covert, as well as robust offender management.

“But coming from such a positive place inevitably means we have to work harder and smarter to maintain it.”

He admitted the force saw the rise in burglary last year, but said they took action to combat it through a new model of operations with dedicated teams from both the city and county working together to scrutinise trends.

Olwen Edwards, divisional manager for Nottinghamshire at Victim Support, said: “We speaks to tens of thousands of burglary victims every year and we know that burglars don’t just rob people of things with financial or sentimental value – they also leave behind emotional and psychological scars on their victims.

“We’re reminding local people to be vigilant and take sensible precautions. We’re also calling for sentencing to more accurately reflect the psychological harm burglary has on those victims, in particular children.”

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Not Sure Don’t Open The Door

Not Sure? Don't Open The Door

A scam where the caller claims they are a police officer dealing with a prisoner in custody that has targeted residents in Nottingham and Notts.

Victims receive a phone call from a man who claims to be a police officer who is investigating a bank fraud, and asking to confirm bank details.

The offender often urges the victim to call and check with their bank, but doesn’t hang up so the victim speaks to them believing it to be the bank, in some cases passing on personal details.

Already six incidents have been reported to the police in the last 24 hours, with one victim waiting on the phone for an hour while the ‘bank representative’ sent out a courier to collect their bank card. Cash was then withdrawn from the account.

PCSO Davison, who has been gathering information from the victims had this to say “These fraudsters often target the old and vulnerable, pretending to be from an official organisation or from the bank itself. They want people to fall for their scam and offer their personal bank details to gain access to their money.

He added “We want people to be made aware that this is happening and to remember never to give out PIN numbers or personal information over the phone. Banks will not ask for this information, and unscrupulous criminals just want to take advantage however they can.”

Anyone with any information are urged to contact PC 3161 Vicki Wetton by calling 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

 

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