Friday, 28 March 2014

@WAR - Broadband Project Update March 2014

Bringing faster broadband to our rural areas

Project Update March 2014

Topics in this edition:

Exchanges and Cabinets
NGA network coverage map on website


Thursday, 27 March 2014

@ALL - Online vehicle fraud cost victims £17.8 million in 2013

Vehicle fraud drives us round the bend, costing victims £17.8 million in 2013

27 March 2014

Online vehicle fraud is costing the nation a road-rage inducing £17.8 million each year, according to new figures released by Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) today. This is the equivalent to 89 Aston Martin Vanquishes.

In 2013, more than 6,600 UK residents reported online vehicle fraud to the police, with an average loss of £4,078 per victim. The loss range is huge; from smaller losses of less than £50, which mainly related to holding deposits, to one unlucky victim who lost £300,000 where multiple vehicles were involved.         

Monday, 17 March 2014

@ALL - Hoax call from your Broadband Provider?

What to do if you receive a hoax call claiming to be from your Broadband Provider?

Some customers have recently reported receiving calls from people claiming they represent various reputable companies and who try to convince the customer that their computer is infected with viruses.
They may then try to sell software to the customer to remove these viruses or seek remote access to the customer's computer.
Such calls may be part of a scam and can target anyone.

What do I do if you receive a call?
  • Hang up.
  • NEVER give a stranger remote access to your computer.
  • Do not give out your personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source.
  • Make sure your computer is protected with anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a good firewall - but only purchase the software from a source that you know and trust.
  • If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.
If you suspect or have been scammed by someone misrepresenting a reputable company, please report it to them and a more general scam site such as SCAMBUSTER.

                   CAB SCAM ADVICE GUIDE

Stay safe use SCAMADVISOR to vet websites before making an online purchase.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

@SOU - Burglary outbuilding, Priors Marston

Farmwatch Message

A stable block situated on the Shuckburgh Road, Priors Marston was broken into sometime between 10th March 11hrs - 11th March 10.15hrs. Unknown offender/s have jemmied of the padlock and gained entry to three stables. A Stihl chainsaw, Stihl Strimmer, 2 axes, a fork, spade, 2 can's of fuel and a flight case (the same pictured) containing numerous tools were stolen.
If you have any information regarding the above crime please call 101 quoting incident number 87-11/03/2014.
I appreciate this is a really busy time of year for farmers lambing, if you see anything suspicious particulary during the night (when I suspect the crimes are happening), please could I ask you to call 101 if its not an emergency giving as much detail as possible and preferably any vehicle registration numbers.
Thank you
PCSO 6099 Katrina Taylor
Telephone 01926 684984
Mobile 07919 887674
Voicemail 16099

Please access our website for the latest news in the Stratford District and also Southam SNT newsletters. In a non emergency or to report a crime dial 101

Thursday, 13 March 2014

@SOU - Small dark grey car with rear end damage sought

A car with this description was recently in collision with a wall in Fenny Compton and drove away from the scene without attempting to contact the householder.  Damage to the wall is likely to be very costly to repair. Should you be aware of a vehicle fitting this description or can give any more information please contact the police on 101.

When - 28th February approx. at about 8.45 am

The car was dark grey small/medium sized (possibly a Peugot) hatchback and will have sustained rear offside damage

Driver – Blond female.  

Police incident number - 207 of 8th March 2014 

@SOU - Southam SNT Incident Overview March1st-11th - UPDATED 14/03/2014

Southam SNT
Incident Overview

Incident type
March 1st- 11th

Anti Social Behaviour
Burglary Dwelling
Burglary Other
Criminal Damage
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Theft of Motor Vehicle

** These figures are taken from reported Incidents. The final classification of the Incident may change upon Investigation**

Crime in Southam District

Anti Social behaviour
Breeze bar Southam 1x Rowdy/Nuisance. Long Itchington 1x Rowdy/Nuisance behaviour.

Burglary Dwelling
1 burglary dwelling in Hodnell Drive, Southam. This incident happened between 9th - 10th March a television was stolen. If you have any information regarding this please call 101 quoting incident number 244 - 10/03/14.

Burglary Other
1x Incident that took place in Priors Marston, locks undone to Stables and items taken.

Criminal Damage

6 Incidents have occurred between the 1st and 11th of March in Harbury.
 Damage to windscreens and wing mirrors were common features in all Incidents
 The cars were a black Mercedes, Nissan Micra and blue Alfa Romeo all of these occurred on the same day. 2 days later two Incidents of similar nature occurred involving a BMW and another car with its drivers Bumper Registration Plate and driver’s side lights damaged. Again this was in Harbury.

Theft from Motor Vehicle (TFMV)
5 Incidents involving TFMV from the 1st- 11th March. Two of these Incidents involved cars with both sets of Registration plates being taken from Southam and Long Itchington. In Southam tools were stolen from a van. The Method of Entry was ripped off door handles.

In Long Itchington a handbag was stolen, Method of Entry was a smashed window. For such Incidents Crime prevention advice would be suitable.

Two wing mirrors were taken from a car in Harbury, one was damaged and the other Stolen.

Theft of Motor Vehicle
1 Incident of Theft of Motor Vehicle. It was a red Audi from Welcome break services, Barn Hill.


3 Incidents between 1st- 11th of March. 1x in Long Itchington and 2x in Southam. Long Itchington Heart of England co operative. Stole bottle of wine using bag. The other Incidents were Theft of Fuel, 1x Coventry road Southam, 1x Southam service station

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

@ALL - Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter March

Topics include:
Diamonds are a lock's best friend
Stay Safe - our guide to crime prevention & safety
National Stalking Awareness Day 2014
Free Lunch pack for neighbours 
National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Awards 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014

@NAT - Free Crime Prevention and Safety Advice Booklet

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:

@NAT - Action Fraud, Report a Fraud

@WEL- Rural Crime update 5th march 2014

There has been an attempted burglary at a house in Hales close SNITTERFIELD between 0800 - 1700 on Tuesday 4th March 2014.
Entry was not gained but the door handle at the rear of the property was damaged. Incident number 263 refers.

6 - 8 car batteries  have been stolen from a garage in Warwick road WELLESBOURNE at about 1700hrs on Tuesday 4th March 2014. The 3 white male suspects left in a white Ford Transit van. Cctv footage is to be collected in an attempt to identify the offenders.
Incident number 256 refers.

Note: White van drivers with a legitimate purpose will usually drive straight to an address.  Those who are up to no-good will cruise around looking for an opportunity to steal.
Always report ‘cruisers’ to 101.

If you have any information about these or any other crimes please inform warwickshire police on 101.


Martin Sanford
PCSO 6060
Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team
Stratford on Avon police station
Rother Street
CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

@NAT - Credit Card Scammers 05/03/2014

Credit Card Scammers

This is a message sent via The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales). This information has been sent on behalf of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network
(Please do not reply directly to this email, please use the Reply button at the bottom of this message)
Message sent by
Colin Clarke (NHWN, Communications Administrator , West Midlands)

Credit Card Scammers Target Shrewsbury -  where next?
Between 7.30 – 9pm on Tue 4 March, a Castlefields resident received phone calls from a male claiming to be a police officer at Paddington Green police station who had arrested offenders suspected of cloning a credit card which had been used in an unsuccessful attempt to buy a Rolex watch.  The caller asked for account details and said a courier would call to collect the genuine bank card prior to its replacement.
The card was collected and £300 fraudulently withdrawn from the account before the card was cancelled.
Similar calls were received around 9pm on 4 March by a resident in
Sutton Road
. The victim gave a PIN over the phone but later refused to hand over the credit card when the “courier” called. The “courier” was described as an Asian male in his 20s, 6’2” tall and wearing a grey tracksuit.
A caller to a
Field Crescent
address, using the same scam and a WITHHELD phone number, gave the name Detective Constable Miller of Collindale Police Station; North London He explained the arrests and asked for bank account details.
On the same evening, “DC Miller of London Police” also called an address in Astley, Hadnall, claiming that an offender had been arrested attempting to use a cloned credit card to purchase a Rolex watch. He asked for the numbers on the genuine card and the PIN.
The scam caller to a resident of St Michael’s Street claimed to be a Chief Inspector who had two persons in custody suspected of fraudulently using a credit card in the resident’s name. In this case, the intended victim of the scam rang off. He did not have a credit card.
Similar incidents have been reported in Warwickshire and Worcestershire where police have issued general alerts and advise you to refuse to reveal personal and bank details to unknown callers without first making thorough checks.
Remember never give your bank details out to some one you do not know

@WEL - Rural crime update 06/03/14

We have received a report of a burglary at a house in Bridge Street KINETON which is believed to have occurred between 1115hrs - 1445hrs on Wednesday 5th March. Incident number 233 refers

Also just in, a report of the theft of a caravan overnight from Ingon lane SNITTERFIELD. The owner of the caravan heard a loud noise at about 4am which may be connected to the theft. The caravan's wheelclamp was removed and left on the driveway by the offenders. Incident number 30 refers

Both of these incidents are being investigated. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or persons to Warwickshire police on 101

Kind regards,

Martin Sanford
PCSO 6060
Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team
Stratford on Avon police station
Rother Street
CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

@SOU - Southam/Feldon Community Forum 12th March 6.30pm

Welcome to the Southam/Feldon Community Forum

A Chance for You to Have Your Say
Wednesday 12th March 2014, from 6.30pm
Dallas Burston Polo Ground, Stoneythorpe Estate, Southam  CV47 2DL



  •  Welcome
  • Feedback and Information Sharing
  • Big vote on Local Police Priorities and Feedback on Activity over the Last 3 Months 
  • Issues for Community Safety Ambassador 
  • Update on District Council’s Core Strategy 
  • Have Your Say and Issues from our Parishes
  • Suggestions for venues for 2014/15 
  • Close

Dates for 2014/15  Wednesday 25th June, 24th September, 10th December, 4th March 2015