Ulgham Village

 

Neighbourhood Watch

To contact the Police on non urgent matters please dial: 101

A brief summary of crime figures in our area can be found at : Police.uk 

• Introducing our new Safety in Neighbours campaign preventing burglaries this summer. Free resources to use and share: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crime-prevention/crime-prevention-toolkits/burglaries 

The best and easiest way to protect your home from burglary is to follow the WIDE security combination. 

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WIDE

Properties with the WIDE security combination ‑ Window locks, Indoor lights on a timer, Door double or deadlocks and External lights on a timer or sensor - are nearly 50 times more protected from burglary than those with no security.*

 

Fear of Rise In Disability Hate Crime 24/07/2020 

There has been a big increase during Covid-19 of targeted attacks on disabled people.  They have been verbally abused, spat at and in some instances physically attacked.  For example, one disabled passenger on public transport, who cannot wear a face covering, was targeted by another passenger, who shouted: “This person hasn’t got a mask. This person is trying to infect us. They are trying to kill us.”

Neighbourhood Watch have posted an article on their website and have asked me to share this in the hope that by raising awareness and promoting compassion and respect, that we have together highlighted this issue in our communities.

The link is:  https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/fear-rise-disability-hate-crime

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams 28/03/2020 15:23:35 [316649]

Sat 28 March 2020

 

 

 Neighbourhood Watch and COVID-19     18 March 2020

We are concerned about scams and fraud that may arise as people take advantage of the crisis and will continue to gather insights into coronavirus COVID-19 scams and crimes. We are aware of the following scams which we are sharing so you can inform anyone that you know who might be at risk:
• Impersonating Red Cross workers and health authorities - door-to-door knocking claiming to be carrying out mandatory testing for coronavirus as an excuse to enter a home and carry out robberies
- Always ask for ID before letting someone into your home
• Impersonating willing shoppers – door-to-door knocking offering help with shopping but then instead steal the money
- Ideally link up with verified volunteer groups for food delivery or support. Contact your
council if unsure.
• Cybercrime - there are a number of people sending emails with false test results plus information regarding coronavirus via a link. That link creates a virus on your computer. - If you are unsure, do not open links within an email, visit official websites instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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