Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)
Briefing 8th – 21st January 2016
It’s been a very quiet fortnight in The Valley, with only two crimes to bring to your attention, which can’t be bad!
An attempt to break in to the coin box in the phone box in Birchill Road was made sometime between Saturday 16th – Monday 18th January.
Incident re 84-s-180116
A padlock used to secure the gate to an isolated property was damaged by having glue inserted into the barrel. This happened between 9am and 4.30pm on Friday 8th January
Incident ref 501-s-080116
We Don’t Buy Crime
Introduction by Assistant Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman
“We are aware that acquisitive crime, including burglary, robbery and theft harms our communities. A person’s home and possessions often carry an emotional attachment and when a criminal interferes with this, it can have a long-lasting impact on victims. Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to protecting people from these crimes.
‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ demonstrates this commitment, by taking an innovative approach to reducing and disrupting the market for stolen goods and protecting your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal.
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to our vision of protecting people from harm.
We want to prevent crime from happening in the first place, but when it does happen we want to ensure that we respond to it by providing the victim with a professional and high quality service, seeking to prevent people from falling victim again. ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ is tailored to achieve this.
We are forming partnerships with local businesses and communities with a common goal of reducing crime. We are working with a local business, SmartWater, to make use of the latest technologies to fight crime. Together, we have created the UK’s:
First second-hand goods traders database, where every trader in second-hand goods adopts best practice in the retail of such goods and commits to working with local police to tackle crime.
‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ towns and villages, where every residential property has the opportunity to mark their possessions with SmartWater free of charge.
By working together, we will make our communities a safer place to live in.
If you require any further assistance or information do not hesitate to contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you have information about a crime, phone the police on 101 or anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
To Protect It, Register It
Thousands of items of property are lost or stolen each year in the UK. The Immobilise National Property Register already holds the details of over 20 million items of property. Register your personal property now, to protect it and help the police reduce crime.
Register your personal property for FREE at www.immobilise.com; it only takes a couple of minutes and once you have registered you will have a better chance of getting your property back if it’s lost or stolen.
If your property is lost or stolen, report it to Immobilise via your online account. This information is then made available nationally to all the major UK police forces and second-hand goods retailers via online systems.
If your registered property is recovered, either the police or Immobilise will contact you and reunite you with it.
Second hand property market
‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ aims to reduce the market for stolen goods. By working with local businesses, we believe that we can tackle the illicit trade of stolen property and make the legitimate trading of second-hand property a safer environment for all involved.
Working in partnership, we will ease the process of sharing information between local businesses and police, provide the knowledge and reassurance required to all involved in the trade of second-hand goods and discourage criminals from attempting to trade stolen property with legitimate second-hand goods traders.
We are working with a local business, SmartWater, to make use of the latest technologies to fight crime. Together we have created the UK’s first second-hand goods traders database, where every trader adopts best practice in the retail of second-hand goods and commits to work with its local police to tackle crime.
We look forward to working with local businesses to reduce the market for stolen goods and protecting them and the rest of the community from becoming the victim of crime. If you are a second-hand goods trader and would like more information please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
That’s it for now folks!
Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team
PS 1954 Nick Green (Based at Ledbury)
PC 2514 Tom Milton
PCSO 6173 Fiona Witcher
PCSO 6433 Lucy Morris
Peterchurch Police Station
101 ext 4820
Team mobile 07779 141232 (Non urgent messages only)
Team Blackberry 07816 172502 ( Non urgent messages only)
Where we work
Abbeydore, Bacton, Blakemere, Bredwardine, Clehonger, Clifford, Clodock, Craswall, Cusop, Dorstone, Dulas, Eaton Bishop, Ewyas Harold, Kerry’s Gate, Llancillo, Llanveynoe/Olchon, Longtown, Lower Maescoed, Madley, Michaelchurch Escley, Moccas, Newton, Peterchurch, Preston on Wye, Rowlestone, Shenmore, St Margarets, Turnastone, Tyberton, Vowchurch & Walterstone.