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Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) – Your local policing team

Every community in Warwickshire has a local policing Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Our teams work with communities and partner organisations to identify and address local concerns. Teams tackle crimes and work to make communities safer.

The local SNT for Welford on Avon is the Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team, the team deploy from Alcester and cover the wards of Bidford and Salford, Welford, Barton, Aston Cantlow, Alcester and Kinwarton. For an update on all current information please visit the dedicated web site at https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2269/Alcester-South?uprn=200001167773

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Monthly updates will be published on this page but for full details please visit http://www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary. Church Lane. Garden shed broken into. Nothing believed stolen at the time. Between 2nd & 7th October. 0257 07/10/2019
  • Vehicle Crime. Mill Lane. Rear number plate stolen from car. Between 5th & 6th October. 0159 06/10/2019

Theft of number plates

Unfortunately the theft of number plates is a regular occurrence across our area and the country as a whole. They are re-used by criminals in order to ‘disguise’ vehicles. They can then travel around without being detected by the authorities or members of the public. There are a number of things that car owners can do to prevent or hinder the theft of their own number plates:-

  • Anti-Theft Screws – These can only be removed by special tools once fitted. This will hinder any attempts of theft using normal tools.
  • Strong double sided tape  / Glue – This will fix the majority of the plate to the body work of the car and will often cause the plate to snap if forced off.
  • Anti-Theft Plates – These are made so they will break apart if removed from the car with force.
  • Check they are still there – A quick check to make sure the plates are still there before and after use will make sure that if they are stolen you can report to the police as soon as possible.

Alcester South SNT Update

Latest Community Policing Priorities Poll Results

As we move towards a stand-alone website for Warwickshire Police, the latest Poll was created on Facebook. Thank you to everyone that took part. We had a very good response and the Poll was seen by over three thousand people. The next Poll will take place at the end of December. The three suggestions with the most Likes (Votes) were:-

  1. Alcester Town Centre. Patrols to deter and deal with theft. Especially near to the cashpoints.
  2. Alcester Conway Estate Area. Patrols to deter and deal with anti-social behaviour.
  3. The Graftons. Patrols to deter burglary offences.

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Drugs. High Street. Vehicle stopped by police patrol. As a result of suspicions raised the occupant and vehicle were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Two small bags of cannabis were found and the driver of the car admitted they were his. He was dealt with by way of a Street Caution. 12.20am Monday 23rd September. Crime No: 23/39900/19

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Headland Rise. Secure White Transit van (High top – long wheel base) stolen. The van had red and yellow markings near to the bottom of the sides and rear. Overnight 18th & 19th September. 0050 19/09/2019

Reporting Incidents and Suspicious Circumstances

We always recommend that if you have a crime to report or if you see something that is suspicious, you call straight away on 101 or 999 as required. The quicker the information is received by our communication call handlers the better chance we have to check the details in ‘real time’ allowing the most suitable response to be given. We know that in the past, anti-social behaviour and suspicious activity are shared on Facebook but the incidents are never reported to police.

New Website

Our new website is now up and running and offers lots of information that you will find useful. It also allows you to report and request certain information online. Check out the website using this link – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/

Mobile Police Surgeries

The Team will be doing a few more surgeries over the next couple of weeks. Please come and see us and to share your concerns and questions. We will have a selection of crime prevention leaflets to give out. We are in the mobile police station van which has green and purple livery.

  • Great Alne – Car Park of the Memorial Hall. Monday 23rd September 2019. Between 9am and 9.30am
  • Temple Grafton – New Road, near to the School. Monday 23rd September 2019. Between 10am and 10.30am
  • Clifford Chambers – Car Park of the Stratford Garden Centre. Tuesday 24th September 2019. Between 3pm and 4pm
  • Luddington – Social Club car park. Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Between 9am and 9.30am
  • Welford – Near to The Green. Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Between 10am and 10.30am

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Theft. Binton Road. Boat on trailer stolen. White and Navy Blue power boat, Bayliner Capri on a single axle trailer. Between 12th & 13th September. 0089 13/09/2019

Reporting Incidents and Suspicious Circumstances

 We always recommend that if you have a crime to report or if you see something that is suspicious, you call straight away on 101 or 999 as required. The quicker the information is received by our communication call handlers the better chance we have to check the details in ‘real time’ allowing the most suitable response to be given.

New Website

Our new website is now up and running and offers lots of information that you will find useful. It also allows you to report and request certain information online. Check out the website using this link – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Anti-Social Behaviour. Park area, Binton Road. Report of a group of ‘youths’ in the park causing a nuisance by smashing bottles and smoking cannabis. Ongoing problem. Usually between 8pm and midnight. Reported 9th August. 0297 09/08/2019
  • Suspicious Circumstances. Binton Road. Van seen driving around car park. Caller concerned that the occupants were up to no good. The number plates on the van may have been tampered with so the number could not be read. 8.40pm Thursday 15th August. 0389 15/08/2019
  • Vehicle Crime. Chapel Street. Secure Grey Land Rover Discovery stolen from road. Overnight 13th & 14th August. 0128 14/08/2019

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary Residential. High Street. House broken into and items stolen including cash, two Shotguns, two Rifles, and two vehicles. Overnight 24th & 25th July. 0070 25/07/2019

Crime prevention tips for using Cash Point / Automatic Teller Machines –

Before arriving at the ATM

  • If possible, have your ATM card in your hand on approach to the machine, rather than delve into the wallet or handbag either at the machine or whilst standing in a queue to use it
  • Have in mind the precise transactions you wish to conduct at the ATM to minimise your time at the machine
  • Try to use ATMs that are located in busy public places and ones that are well lit after dark. Check to see if anyone is hanging around. Report any suspicious behaviour on 101.

Arriving at the ATM

  • Don’t use ATMs that appear visually different from the norm, especially around the card slot.  Have extra things be added onto the surfaces of the ATM? (Tell the bank about your suspicions immediately)
  • If in the company of a friend or partner have them stand close to you at the ATM to help block views of the keypad
  • Be aware of somebody sitting in a car near to the ATM and be very aware of the people standing behind you and off to the side that are close enough to see you input your PIN.  If you are at all concerned about the people near you, walk away and come back later or use a different machine.  Trust your instincts!

Using the ATM

  • Don’t use your mobile phone during a transaction.  Be totally focused on the matter in hand
  • Try not to be distracted by incidents around you. Be suspicious of people talking to you and of people trying to assist you with your transactions, no matter how friendly they appear to be
  • When inputting your PIN always stand up close to the ATM and cover the keypad with your other hand to stop your PIN being seen by people and cameras
  • If you are withdrawing cash, place the cash and your card into your pocket or bag immediately and walk away.  Don’t stand at the ATM counting it

After using the ATM

  • As you walk away from the ATM continue to be aware of the people around you.  Try to avoid walking up some poorly observed and quiet backstreet or alley
  • If you think you are being followed walk into a shop, a pub, a restaurant or some other busy place
  • When getting into your car lock the doors
  • Check your bank statements regularly and report any unusual transactions to the bank immediately
  • If you think your PIN has been seen or copied change it immediately. You can do this at nearly all ATMs