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Daily Archives: 16 Jul 15
This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
I sent a message on 9th June advising that we had seen an increase in cycle theft, where 50% had been left insecure with 2 thirds of those in gardens. We have seen 32 offences every month since 1st April.
Since 1st July there has been what appears to be a slight decrease with 12 offences being reported to date, unfortunately 7 of those were insecure and two others secured only by a lock through the frame and a wheel.
Please see the advice below again to help reduce these crimes and your chance of becoming a victim: –
- Always lock your cycle wherever you leave it – to designated cycle racks or other immovable objects that the cycle cannot be lifted over. (Do not just lock the frame to the wheel)
- Invest in the best lock(s) you can afford – for maximum protection use two locks of different types (a D-lock of good quality and a robust chain and padlock). Use each lock to catch wheels, frame and fixed object.
- Leave it in a well-lit public area, if possible where lots of people frequent or it is covered by CCTV
- At home – do not leave cycles unlocked in gardens or at the side of houses, even for a few seconds – that is all it takes to remove an insecure cycle.
- Lock cycles in sheds and garages, where possible to other items – consider the purchase of either ground or wall anchors. Consider shed alarms.
- Keep them out of sight – consider net curtains on shed windows.
- Consider marking the cycle with a permanent mark and register with www.immobilise.com
To help us catch the offenders committing these crimes please report any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood either by Email to email@example.com, call our non-emergency number 101 or to remain anonymous call crime-stoppers on 0800-555111.If you witness an emergency or ongoing incident call 999
Crime Reduction Officer
Bee Scene! Popular family-friendly survey of wild flowers re-launches this summer holiday thanks to Nature’s Path.
Full details and bee scene resources are available online at www.plantlife.org.uk/beescene
Road verges are one of the most important, best loved and frequently viewed habitats in the country…So why are they still being destroyed?
Please see the attached Press Release from Plantlife.
This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
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 a story regarding fraudulent activity on your card and request your bank/card details.
No such person exists at the Metropolitan Police. If you receive a call from someone purporting to be this individual, terminate the call immediately.
Protect yourself against courier fraud:
- Your bank will never send a courier to your home
- Your bank and the police will never collect your bank card
- Your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN
- If you receive one of these calls end it immediately
- If you have handed over any details to the fraudster, call your bank and cancel your cards immediately.
- If you want to call your bank, then do it from another telephone.
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.