Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), January 2018

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January 2018

Hereford Rural North
Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)

THEFT OF HEATING OIL

The first sign that your tank has been attacked is often when the heating stops working.

You may assume there is a fault in your system and an engineer will then diagnose the problem as being that there’s no oil left! Sometimes a smaller amount is taken but often the whole tank may be drained. The methods can be very crude, including drilling or punching holes in the side of the tank and then filling jerry cans, but you can take steps to prevent these losses:

  • Monitor the level of oil in your tank regularly particularly after it’s been refilled.

  • Hide the tank from view from the road using hedging, fencing or walling but make sure it is visible from your house.

  • Consider security lighting to cover the tank, a PIR (passive infrared sensor) system can also alert you in your house to movement at the tank.

  • Consider CCTV options.

  • Ask your neighbours to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. Look after each other!

  • Padlock the valve. Consider that thieves may smash the valve but this involves noise and a lock can deter a less determined thief.

  • Make sure your gates are locked when possible and certainly at night making it more difficult for a thief to enter or escape premises with oil

  • Lock doors at all times if the tank is situated in an outbuilding.

  • Consider alarm devices which create an alert if the oil level suddenly drops or if the lock is attacked. Some devices can even send alerts to your phone

 

THEFTS FROM VANS

The city has seen a rise in the number of tool thefts from vans, reported to police. Thefts have occurred from vans parked overnight on the highway or owners driveways. Some thefts have even taken place during the day whilst the vehicle owner has momentarily left their van unattended during visits to and from a property they are working at. Thefts at present have mainly been reported from the Tupsley/ Ledbury Road area and Ledbury town. Hereford Rural North SNT has seen similar crimes occurring in Tarrington, Tillington and Moreton-on-Lugg.

SNT advise residents to report any vehicle(s) that they deem suspicious with vehicle registration numbers and as much description as possible of vehicle and occupants. We also advise assessing the security of your van and look at how it could be improved; for example

  • Upgrade the locks from non standard

  • Install a secure safe for tools within the vehicle

  • Empty the cab / rear loading area and keep in a safe secure place

  • Park the vehicle in such a way that the doors are against a solid, non moveable object

  • Place signage in windows to warn that any contents in the vehicle are security marked with Smartwater or registered with Immobilise or similar, see websites https://www.immobilise.com/shop or https://shop.smartwater.com/

  • Ask your local SNT for further info

  • Don’t leave items on display such as tools, sat nav, phones, money etc.

Call 101 or email you local SNT if you would like to arrange a visit where we’ll be happy to discuss further security measures herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

LATEST UPDATES

Crimes and incidents of interest from 30th Nov 2017 to 31st Dec 2017

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg

Moreton-on-Lugg – At approx 23:55 on 7th December, police received a report of theft from a van in St Peter’s Close. Offender(s) have made off from area in a small white Astra van and stolen a sat nav from within the vehicle. Between 6th and 7th Dec a further similar incident for the area where victim reported entry to their van by person(s) unknown. No items reported as taken.

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop

Mordiford – Sometime between 8th and 14th December a number of sheds on school premises have been forced open.

Tarrington – 29th Nov – A bogus caller attended an address in Tarrington purporting to be from Western Power.

13th December – A peddler was reported as visiting an address in Little Tarrington attempting to sell household items.

Between 21st and 28th December a quantity of heating oil has been extracted from the victim’s oil tank without causing damage.

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill/Byford/Bishopstone/Yazor

Yazor – Theft of mini digger from rural location between 24th Nov and 1st Dec.

Credenhill – A resident of Ecroyd Park has reported that they are continuing to find bagged dog faeces which is thrown onto their property.

Burghill/Tillington/Brinsop/Lyde

Tillington – Theft from vehicle between 6th and 7th Dec. A number of Milwaukee and Stihl power tools stolen.

Brinsop – Between 19th and 20th Dec reported theft of 3 Khaki Campbell ducks.

Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope/Wellington

Canon Pyon – Theft of 3 high seats used for deer stalking along with 2 pheasant hoppers. Items stolen from Nupton area between end of Nov and early Dec.

If you have any information that may assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Your team

PS Gareth KING

PC Bart McDONAGH

PCSO Elena EKANITE

PCSO Alex NUTHALL

Contact details

Telephone: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

 Email: herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Facebook / Twitter:  @HerefordCops

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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Fraud is carried out in many forms. It is conducted in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, or online. The people who carry out fraud schemes usually do so through anonymity. This makes fraudulent actions much more successful, and it allows the person to continue to make illegal money in the future. For this reason, it is extremely important for all U.K. residents to report fraud whenever they encounter it. It is better to be safe than sorry, so you should report suspicious activity whenever you can.

 

 

 

 

 

Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), December 2017

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December 2017

HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS

Avoiding pickpockets and bag snatches / Drink and drug driving facts

Pickpockets and handbag thieves often operate in pairs in busy places. It is therefore important to always be aware of your surroundings and the people nearby. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, clothes and shoe shops, supermarkets are places where people tend to be careless with their bags. Be aware of who’s around you when you’re shopping.

Pickpockets often operate in pairs and use distraction techniques to avert your attention whilst they steal from your bag.

  • Wear your bag across your body, so that it opens on the side facing you

  • In winter, wear your coat over your bag to hide it – you’re any easy target if you leave your bag facing backwards over your shoulder or carry it over one shoulder

  • Never leave your bag unattended in a shopping trolley or basket or on the back of a pushchair – always keep it with you

  • Avoid carrying valuables in the outside pockets of rucksacks

  • If you use a wheelchair or motorised scooter, keep your valuables in front of you, rather than hanging them on the back of the chair where thieves can dip into them

  • Keep your bag or briefcase where you can see it or feel it – on your lap or touching your feet, not hung on the back of your chair when you’re eating or having a drink

  • Keep your keys in a different pocket from anything that has your address on it

  • Don’t keep the PIN for your cash card with you

  • Keep the emergency number to cancel your credit cards with you so that you can phone immediately if you have to.

Although drinking and driving or getting behind the wheel while impaired is much more socially unacceptable than in the past, there are still a small minority of motorists who are either ignorant of the dangers or who are prepared to run the risk.

Enforcing drink and drug driving offences is a priority for West Mercia Police throughout the year, as well as additional targeted campaigns during the summer and Christmas periods when drink / drug drive offences typically increase. Every time the police attend a road traffic incident, they breathalyse the drivers at the scene.

Drug driving laws introduced in 2015 make it a lot easier for the police to tackle drivers who choose to drive while under the influence of drugs, with new roadside drug testing kits in place to detect cannabis and cocaine.

Drink driving:

There is no failsafe guide as to how much you can drink and stay under the limit, since it can depend on other factors such as your weight, age, metabolism and the amount of food you have eaten.

The only safe option is to avoid alcohol altogether when driving. Alcohol affects everyone very differently and any amount can impair your ability to drive. The only safe option is to avoid alcohol completely if you’re driving as even ‘just one drink’ could put you over the limit. Why risk it?

For more information on drink driving, visit the Think! Drink Driving website:

http://think.direct.gov.uk/drink-driving.html

Some drink and drug driving facts:

  • Alcohol affects your ability to drive safely as your reaction times are impaired and you are unable to judge speed and distances.

  • It is impossible to try and get alcohol out of your system quickly, it always takes time. A shower, a cup of coffee or other ways of ‘sobering up’ will not work.

  • If you have been out drinking, you may still be affected by alcohol the next day and could lose your licence if you drive and are still over the legal limit.

  • Illegal substances and even some over-the-counter drugs can impair your driving in numerous ways, including:

  • Slower reaction times

  • Poor concentration

  • Erratic behaviour

  • Nausea

  • Hallucinations

  • Aggression

  • Panic attacks and paranoia

  • Tremors

  • Dizziness

  • You should always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about whether your prescription / over-the-counter medication will affect your driving ability.

CHRISTMAS YOUTH EVENT

After the success of Octobers youth event we’re pleased to announce Hereford Rural North SNT are joining Herefordshire Voluntary Organisation Support Services again on the 18th and 19th December 2017. The event is aimed at 11 – 25 year olds

Moreton on Lugg – Monday 18th December 1pm – 3pm

Credenhill – Tuesday 19th December 1pm – 3pm

The event includes Hereford Drift Trikes, Christmas games, support and advice, assault course and lots of fun!

LATEST UPDATES

Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st Nov 2017 to 29th Nov 2017

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg

Sutton St Nicholas – Between 6th and 7th November persons unknown have vandalised school equipment and smashed display pumpkins. The incident is part of a spate of anti-social behaviour occurring at the location.

Between 15th and 16th November, persons unknown have entered the outside school grounds and removed the protective cover from the Primary School guinea pig hutch. Other school equipment has also been tampered with causing damage.

15th November between 1930 -2100 persons unknown have entered the village hall during a WI meeting. A short time after 9pm it was discovered that a cake and plate have been stolen from the kitchen area. SNT continue to patrol the area – see the West Mercia website for updates of this on the priorities list www.westmercia.police.uk/myarea

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop

Hampton Bishop – 4th October a member of the public reported finding horse saddles and a mountain bike dumped in the field behind the village hall. Some of the items found related to the reported theft at Lugwardine.

Stoke Edith – Some time between October and beginning of November, farmer discovered the theft of 30 sheep.

Dormington – Between 25th and 26th Nov, theft of quad bike from agricultural location. Bike was described as a green Kawasaki. Offenders forced locks in order to gain entry to workshop where quad was stored.

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill/Byford/Bishopstone

Credenhill – Between 16th and 19th November during unknown times in the area of Hendon Drive, victim has discovered 3 nails in their vehicle tyre causing a puncture. Victim has then found more nails in the same location causing them to believe the placement of the nails as malicious.

Between 18-19th November a second victim found 2 nails in their vehicle tyre and noticed 8 more in the car park of Hendon Drive. SNT continue to patrol the area – see the West Mercia website for updates of this on the priorities list www.westmercia.police.uk/myarea

Burghill/Tillington/Lyde

Lyde – 15th November; theft of heating oil from residential tank. Unknown by victim exactly when theft occurred

Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne

Lugwardine – Between 2nd and 3rd November, theft of a large quantity of horse tack from local livery yard. Items taken included saddles and horse rugs.

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope/Wellington

Wellington – Between 21st and 22nd November, theft of 12 Christmas trees from business location. The trees were between 8 – 10ft and packaged ready for delivery.

If you have any information that may assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Your team

PS Gareth KING

PC Bart McDONAGH

PCSO Elena EKANITE

PCSO Alex NUTHALL

Contact details

Telephone: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

 Email: herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Facebook / Twitter:  @HerefordCops

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

ACTION FRAUD 0300 124 2040
Fraud is carried out in many forms. It is conducted in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, or online. The people who carry out fraud schemes usually do so through anonymity. This makes fraudulent actions much more successful, and it allows the person to continue to make illegal money in the future. For this reason, it is extremely important for all U.K. residents to report fraud whenever they encounter it. It is better to be safe than sorry, so you should report suspicious activity whenever you can.

 

 

 

Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) November 2017

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November 2017

OCTOBER YOUTH ENGAGEMENT EVENT

During half term on Thursday 26th October Hereford Rural North SNT alongside with HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisation Support Services) ran a youth engagement day in Credenhill, Moreton on Lugg and Withington. The event was on for two hours in each location and was held at each village hall.  Credenhill 10am – 12pm, Moreton, 1pm- 3pm and Withington 4pm -6pm.

The day was supported by each village’s parish council and village hall committee. It was wonderful to see members from the community come to the event and help support us during the day. A special thanks to those who assisted at Moreton-on-Lugg, where members of the parish council and villagers were there to assist with cleaning up, providing refreshments and even getting involved in the activities with the young people (which was entertaining to say the least)!

Also in attendance on the day were Sofia from Healthwatch Hereford, Claire from the Department for Working Pensions, PC Jo ELLIS from Hereford Police Cadets and Dean from Hereford Drift Trikes.

The feedback we got from the young people in each village was that the day was a great success and they would love to have something similar happen again. A few mentioned that they would like to utilise the village halls when not being used. Suggestions were a pool table and gym equipment.

We appreciate that it is difficult to sustain a youth club due to the demand of volunteer’s week in week out. The aim is to run an event similar to this in the not too distant future, hopefully with the same positive outcome as last time. This could hopefully lead to a holiday club for one or two days over half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays.

Any feedback from those who attended or anyone who has any ideas to help support these events in the future. Please email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Thank you once again for your support in the lead up to and during the event.

PCSO Alex NUTHALL, Hereford Rural North SNT

BONFIRE AND FIREWORK SAFETY

  • As bonfire night approaches we would encourage people to attend organised events. However, if you decided to hold your own event please consider your neighbours and make sure your fireworks comply with BS 7114, this should be shown on the box and the fireworks themselves.
  • Light fireworks at arms length and never return to a firework when lit, even if it hasn’t gone off as it might explode.
  • Do not let fireworks off after 11pm or midnight on 5th November.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Always position bonfires away from any property, trees and fireworks.
  • NEVER use flammable liquids to light a bonfire and check it first to make sure there are no animals inside.

LATEST UPDATES

Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st Oct 2017 to 31st Oct 2017

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg

Moreton-on-Lugg – Attempted burglary of wooden shed in the area of Brook House Farm. Offender(s) were possibly disturbed by dogs alerted to disturbance.

On 14th Oct, evidence of a small fire was discovered on the tarmac basket ball court in the play park.

Sutton St Nicholas – Theft of chainsaw and wacker plate from within an outbuilding in isolated rural location between 10th and 11th Oct.

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop

Hampton Bishop – At 02:10 on 7th Oct, 2 vehicles have driven onto farm premises. Access has been gained into an outbuilding by cutting padlock. Theft of trolley jack suitable for heavy lifts, stolen from within.

Tarrington – SNT are currently investigating criminal activity taking place in the area of Church Lane, Tarrington.

Dormington – Theft of lawn mower from garage between 2nd and 16th Oct.

Theft of purse from secluded exterior side porch of property on 6th Oct between 13:00 and 16:00hrs

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill/Byford/Bishopstone

Credenhill – Vehicle damage whilst parked in area of Tedder Avenue and Trenchard Avenue.

On 25th October a resident of Trenchard Avenue has discovered mouldy food discarded on their vehicle. From speaking with local residents, this appears to be a regular occurrence for some and is causing annoyance and concern. Vehicles have also been scratched which could be linked to same the culprit. SNT request all residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity via 101

Breinton – Between 17th and 18th Oct in the area of Warham, reported theft of various tools from within a tractor.

Stretton Sugwas – Between 17th and 18th, grinders were used to break the locks of a rural business site. Lead and power tools taken. Damage caused in process of theft.

Byford – Theft of petrol generator, leaf blower, chainsaw and keys to 2 quad bikes. Crime caught on CCTV and images circulated on social media. See @Herefordcops on Twitter.

Bishopstone – Theft of 4 old hot water cylinders from garden. Reported on 8th Oct.

Burghill/Tillington/Lyde

Tillington – Between 16th and 17th a goat owner discovered the headless body of one goat. The body had been dragged a distance leaving a trail of blood. The head has not been found and damage is not believed to be caused by another animal.

Lyde –Between 13th and 16th Oct, theft from insecure agricultural shed. Items taken include a high value concrete breaker, angle grinder, strimmer and chainsaw. The concrete breaker has initials welded on to it as identification.

Burghill – Theft of diesel from vehicle parked in area of Tow Tree Lane between 9th and 10th Oct.

Oct 22nd report of tractors driving at speed in through the village.

Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne

Withington – On the 27th October a number of police officers were required to deal with a pre arranged Halloween party at the village hall, which had become out of control. Issues appear to have begun due to inadequate adult supervision for the number of youths in attendance (in excess of 100) along with a considerable amount of alcohol consumed and supplied inside premise. It is believed that details of the event had been circulated by some attendees on social media causing far more than expected to arrive. On police arrival it was necessary to close the event for the safety of those involved and the surrounding community. The event is another unfortunate reminder to areas with village halls that stringent regulations must be put in place when outside bookings are made.

Bartestree – on 25th October, report of suspicious vehicle in Wilcroft Park. BU52JLX White van with ladders.

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope/Wellington

Wellington – 20th Oct between 19:00 and 06:00 on 21st Oct in the area of Derndale; Person(s) unknown have broken into a farm workshop by snapping off the padlock. Once inside offender(s) have stolen an air compressor and various hand tools.

If you have any information that may assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Your team

PS Gareth KING

PC Bart McDONAGH

PCSO Elena EKANITE

PCSO Alex NUTHALL

Contact details

Telephone: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

 Email: herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Facebook / Twitter:  @HerefordCops

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

ACTION FRAUD 0300 124 2040
Fraud is carried out in many forms. It is conducted in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, or online. The people who carry out fraud schemes usually do so through anonymity. This makes fraudulent actions much more successful, and it allows the person to continue to make illegal money in the future. For this reason, it is extremely important for all U.K. residents to report fraud whenever they encounter it. It is better to be safe than sorry, so you should report suspicious activity whenever you can.

Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) October 2017

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October 2017

NOT SURE? DON’T OPEN THE DOOR!

Protect yourself from doorstep crime. Follow our advice to reduce the risk of being scammed.

Preventing doorstep crime: Doorstep crime can include rogue traders offering home improvement or gardening services, or bogus callers who claim to be the council, police, health carers or energy companies.

What should I look out for?

Rogue Traders: May say they are in the area and have spotted a problem with your home or garden. May claim to have materials left over from another job, like paving or tarmac.

May try to pressurise you to buy goods or sign up for services on the spot.

May carry out work cheaply but charge an extortionate price after it has been completed.

May offer to drive you to a bank so you can withdraw money to pay them.

May provide false names, addresses or telephone numbers.

Pedlars: A pedlar is someone who calls at your door to sell items that they have on offer. This can often include cleaning or household goods. By law, they are required to carry a pedlar’s certificate, which is issued by the police force in the area where they live. Pedlars often claim to be ex-offenders who are on a rehabilitation programme designed to get them back into employment. They generally aren’t local to West Mercia Police force area and usually travel with associates where they target areas of vulnerable and elderly residents. It is not advisable to purchase items from such sellers as it is unlikely they hold a current pedlars certificate. If a pedlar or anyone becomes abusive or aggressive, contact the police immediately.

Bogus Callers: May claim to be working for the council, water, gas or electric company. They could also say they are a nurse, doctor or from the police.

May say they need to come into your home or try to get you to go outside.

May try to distract you so they can steal your money.

Can be male, female or even a child.

Tips to keep you safe!

If you are not sure who is at the door, don’t open it.

Check the identity of any caller.

Confirm who they are by calling the company they work for using the number from a telephone directory or a bill.

Tell them to come back at a time when someone will be home with you.

Use a door chain every time you answer the door.

Display a NO COLD CALLER sign on your door. These can be obtained from your SNT or Hereford Council Trading Standards

Hereford Trading Standards 01432 261987

Reports of fraud can be made directly to Action Fraud 0300 1232040 or speak to an online advisor at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime

With Halloween on the approach, not everyone likes to receive a knock on their door. Think about elderly and vulnerable people in your neighbourhood who may struggle to get to the door easily or could be worried by the disturbance. Ask your SNT for NO TRICK OR TREAT door signs.

Latest updates

Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st September to 30th September 2017

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg

Sutton St Nicholas. Between 26th Aug and 7th Sept. The victim had left a Specialise red Hard Rock mountain bike on an exercise stand in the front area of the garden at home. Between stated times an unknown suspect has stolen the pedal cycle with the exercise stand attached. Photos of stand shared on SNT Twitter page.

We have received a number of complaints of a group of males riding off road motorbikes on various patches of land within the area. The males usually push the bikes when on the road and then ride them once they are out of sight. Please report any sightings of these males via 101 so that we are able to deal with the problem accordingly.

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop

Tarrington. 16th September. Person(s) unknown have attempted to break into a van outside a residential property. They have been unsuccessful but have broken the locking mechanism in the process. Property is sited in a rural location.

Mordiford. 24th September approx 23:30. Suspicious vehicle seen driving around Mordiford with two female and two male occupants. Car was driven into a driveway and then backed out once they saw the residents looking. Vehicle – WN02XCF, Suzuki Grand Vitara in blue. Vehicle drove off once the residents were alerted

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill/Bishopstone/Kingsacre

Credenhill. Between 14th and 15th September damage has been caused to a residential property. Unknown person(s) have damaged the letter box, although it appears no attempt has been made to enter the property.

Stretton Sugwas. Between 10th and 11th September. Person(s) unknown have caused damage to padlock in an attempt to gain access to a horse tack room. Person(s) possibly disturbed in progress as no entry gained. Tack room is sited in a rural location.

Between 28th and 29th September. Person(s) unknown have broken into the victims shed by unscrewing the hinges. They have taken a Apollo fusion pushbike in blue but left other items of value.

Bishopstone. Between the 16th and 17th September. Person(s) unknown have broken into the victims shed by cutting the lock, they have proceeded to look around but have not taken anything. Property is sited in a rural location.

Swainshill. Between 28th and 29th September. Person(s) unknown have gained access to a stationary vehicle and taken various items such as the victim’s wallet and car log book. No sign of any damage to the vehicle

Kingsacre. Between the 28th and 29th September. Damage has been caused to the victim’s property. Person(s) unknown have smashed a window of the house but have not entered the property.

Burghill/Tillington/Lyde/Holmer

Report of dangerous driver received. Between 07:30-07:45 dark metallic grey VW Golf GTi regularly seen driven by a male, in a dangerous manner through Burghill. No vehicle registration obtained at this time by witness. If this or any other vehicle is witnessed being driven in a dangerous manner please call 101 giving location of incident, vehicle registration number, colour, make and model if possible.

Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne

Withington. 8th September approx 15:00 suspicious vehicle seen in Vine Tree Close. White Ford Transit NJ03RMX seen driving slowly around the close. Second occasion vehicle seen within the week. Occupants possibly looking for charity bags though it is not believed they are working directly for the charity collection company.

22nd September approx 12:30. Suspicious vehicle seen at Withington Village Hall car park driving around the car park getting in and out of the vehicle, rushing backwards and forwards. Black Subaru Impreza unknown registration. Male occupant.

Lugwardine. 15th September. Nottingham knockers in the area. Male seen in Traherne close with a large holdall bag going door to door trying to sell various household objects. The male showed no aggression when asked to leave. No cold calling signs distributed within the area.

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope/Wellington

On the 6th September police received an increase number of calls in relation to pedlars in the area of Wellington. SNT have spoken with residents and delivered NO COLD CALLING signs in areas affected. Further signs have been left at Wellington Delights Village Stores if you or someone you know would like one.

If you have any information which can assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Your team

PS Gareth KING

PC Bart McDONAGH

PCSO Elena EKANITE

PCSO Alex NUTHALL

Contact details

Telephone: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

 Email: herefordrn.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmercia.police.uk

Facebook / Twitter:  @HerefordCops

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111