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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Supporting Safer Communities

Burglaries

Distraction burglaries are becoming more frequent in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough at the moment. Whittlesey is no exception and there have been  burglaries in our area recently. Our local police have already carried out a patrol of the area and more are planned. 

Some advice on how to help being a victim of distraction burglary is on this website at distraction burglary advice.  You can also find advice on home security here.

Here are some recent incidents:

  • The victim allowed a potential buyer to enter the address and use her toilet, the potential buyer left the victims home and the victim had realised there was £60 missing.
  • An attempted burglary during which a person tried to gain entry to a building using tools. Entry was not gained.
  • Four suspects offered to cut the victims tree’s and victim believes one of them has stolen £800 from the address as part of a distraction burglary.
  • Another distraction burglary occurred on Victory Avenue.  The victim was distracted by a male at the front door saying the guttering was leaking, upon returning indoors the victim realised money and belongings had been taken.

If you have any information about crimes or have seen something you are suspicious of, even if you are not certain, please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a crime is in progress, or life is threatened, ring the emergency number 999.  If you prefer, you can use report a crime online which will guide you through reporting the crime to Cambridgeshire police.

Cambridgeshire Policing 2018

Cambridgeshire Police Force has been re-organised to meet the changing needs of the public in our rapidly expanding county.

The increased complexity and  demands of modern policing had meant that the old ways of working were hampering the ability of the police to provde the public with the service required.

 The new way of working is based on the outcomes from an eighteen month Local Policing Review and will be victim-focused and demand-led. As part of the new model the force will gain 105 extra police officers. This will provide more frontline officers and be better placed to manage demand. The aim will be to ensure that the right people are in the right place and at the right time.They know they can't be everywhere, so they will prioritise those who are most vulnerable or in urgent need of police support. They will target and bring to justice, the most dangerous offenders.

The police will focus on the public and providing them with the best possible service. As a result of these changes, the police are confident that the public will benefit. 

 Cambridgeshire Policing 2018 plan

Click to download the new policing model for Cambridgeshire.

 

Take Five

T5 StopFraud

Take Five is a national campaign that offers advice to help consumers prevent financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud– particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. Take Five is backed by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) part of UK Finance, HMG via the Home Office and a range of partners including banks, building societies, law enforcement agencies, commercial, public and Third Sector organisations. By working together banks, the financial industry, Government and consumers can help to stop fraud.

 

 

Read more: Take Five