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Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary Residential. Barton Road. Outbuilding broken into and toys and art materials stolen. Around Wednesday 24th October. 0244 26/10/2018
  • Suspicious Circumstances. The Old Boat house. Report of youngsters gathering at the locations. Caller concerned that drugs were being used. Area searched by police and a number of people spoke to and advised.. No offences disclosed at the time. 9pm Thursday 25th October. 0374 25/10/2018
  • Suspicious Circumstances. High Street, near to the store. Silver pick up type vehicle seen acting suspiciously in the High Street. Three people on board. Caller concerned that the rear and front number plates did not match and that the occupants were up to no good. The last three letters of the rear number plate were ‘XBO’. Area search made by police – no trace. Afternoon of Thursday 25th October. 0305 25/10/2018
  • Burglary Residential. Church Lane. Secure garage broken into and various tools stolen. Early hours of Thursday 25th October. 0059 25/10/2018
  • Burglary Residential. Binton Road. Secure garden sheds broken into. Overnight 24th & 25thOctober. 0053 25/10/2018
  • Damage. Duck Lane. Firework fired at the front of house, causing damage to plastic at the premises. A car was seen parked at the end of the drive to the house. Evening of Wednesday 24th October. 0136 24/10/2018
  • Burglary Business. Headland Road. Porta cabin broken into. Nothing stolen. Reported Monday 22nd October. 0149 22/10/2018
  • ·Vehicle Crime. Binton Road. Rear windscreen of car smashed. Reported morning of Monday 22nd October. 0133 22/10/2018

**Halloween Advice**

To help make sure this Halloween is safe and enjoyable for everyone, we’ve put together some tips:

  • If you see a home displaying ‘no trick-or-treat’ posters please respect this. Instead, visit a home that’s welcoming visitors – you can usually tell as these are displaying illuminated pumpkins and other decorations.
  • Trick-or-treaters should never go into a stranger’s house.
  • Young people should never go trick-or-treating alone – they must always be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • October nights are dark so keep to well-lit areas. Wear bright clothing and/or reflective strips, and always carry a torch.
  • Remember to be safe near roads and driveways, even around quieter residential areas.

Behaving responsibly – Halloween can be a worrying and intimidating time for the elderly, vulnerable or those who live alone. It can also be a nuisance for people whose evenings are interrupted by trick-or-treaters knocking on their door. Please be mindful that your Halloween fun could bother other people. We want you to have a great time, but ask that you behave with respect and courtesy to those around you. Officers from your police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out patrols in the evenings around Halloween to make sure that people who are trick-or-treating are doing so in a friendly manner and not causing a nuisance. Warwickshire Police advise that any reports of anti-social behaviour (at any time of the year) will be investigated. That behaviour could include deliberately seeking to scare, harass, distress or alarm other people. Anti-social behaviour could result in arrest or prosecution if a criminal offence is committed. To report anti-social behaviour Phone the Warwickshire Police non-emergency number 101. If you feel threatened, if it’s an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, phone 999. If you rather your home was not visited, download our ‘sorry no trick or treat’ poster to display in your window.

Safe Halloween Poster – Have a Safe Halloween

No Trick or Treat Poster – Halloween no trick or treat

**Firework Incidents** –

As you will have seen above we have had a number of incidents reported to us involving Fireworks being used in an anti-social manner. If you have any CCTV showing anyone using these fireworks / rockets, please let the Team know.  We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun-filled Bonfire Night this year, and are joining with our colleagues at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in urging people to stay safe and attend organised events.

Fireworks are widely used for celebrations such as Bonfire Night and New Year, and can provide a spectacular show. However they can be dangerous if used incorrectly and anyone buying or lighting fireworks should follow the Fireworks Code:

  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
  • Don’t drink alcohol if you are setting off fireworks.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box.
  • Follow the instructions carefully on each firework.
  • Light at arm’s length, and always use a taper.
  • Stand well back.
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Always supervise children around fireworks.
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
  • Never give sparklers to a child under five.
  • Keep pets indoors.

Fireworks and the law

We would also like to remind people to behave responsibly when using fireworks and ensure they know the law surrounding their use and purchase.

  • It is an offence to sell fireworks to any person under the age of 18.
  • It is an offence for any person under the age of 18 to possess a firework.
  • It is an offence to possess any excessively loud category 3 or 4 (display style) firework.
  • It is an offence to sell any firework (subject to certain exceptions) without a licence granted by the Fireworks Regulations 2004.
  • It is an offence for any person to use a firework between the hours of 11pm and 7am. Bonfire night is extended to 12 midnight.
  • It is an offence to throw or fire a firework in or into any highway, street or public place.
  • It is an offence to make a bonfire or discharge a firework in a street to the obstruction, annoyance or danger of residents or passers-by.
  • Breaking the law can result in a maximum penalty of £5000 and/or a prison sentence and police can also deal with offences with a Penalty Notice for Disorder (£80).
  • Make your 5th of November a night to remember and follow the steps above to stay safe.

Fireworks and Animals Poster – Fireworks and animals

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