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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

All monthly updates of the Crime Commissioner’s Newsletter are now available at https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ab4395fd0dda81296142cc9ad&id=d7e75fb781

Alcester South SNT Update

Special Constabulary – Could you be a local hero and become a Special Constable?
Our Special Constables are voluntary, part-time police officers who work in some of the most important areas of modern policing. Would you be willing to make a real difference to communities in the Leamington, Stratford, Rugby, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire areas? As a fully-trained Special Constable, you will have full police powers, wear a police uniform and work alongside regular police officers and police staff, with opportunities for promotion and to develop your leadership and management skills. In return, you will be required to commit a minimum of 16 hours a month, although many people do significantly more as the hours can be flexible to fit around your work and home life commitments. For further information and details on how to join, visit our website – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/police-forces/warwickshire-police/areas/warwickshire-police/ca/careers/volunteers/special-constabulary/
May 2021 Roads Policing Newsletter now available
The May 2021 Roads Policing Newsletter is now available. The Newsletter aims to help raise awareness of the work being done by police and partners to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Warwickshire’s roads and protect people from harm. The newsletter pulls together all the road safety news into one place including updates from partners so that it can be easily shared internally and externally with stakeholders and the public to demonstrate some of the good work being done. The newsletter is currently produced bi monthly and it is anticipated at some point it will be renamed and expanded to include even more partner information. Click her to visit our webpage to download the newsletter – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/news/warwickshire/news/2021/may/may-2021-roads-policing-newsletter-now-available/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Damage. Orchard Close. Small hole caused in window of house, possibly by a BB pellet. Between 20th & 21st May. 0234 23/05/2021

Midland Air Festival

Between Friday 4th and Sunday 6th June, the Midland Air Festival will be taking place at Ragley Hall. This will consist of static and aerial displays. Many of the aircraft taking part are very popular, especially the Red Arrows. There is likely to be some disruption to the road network around Ragley and the surrounding area, so please plan your journeys accordingly. We encourage all those that intend to park nearby in order to see the aerial displays to do so sensibly and within the law. Any parking that is dangerous / illegal will be dealt with. Any issues should be reported to us on 101.

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary. Binton Road. Secure garden shed broken into and gents black hybrid mountain bike stolen. Between 19th & 20th May. 0128 20/05/2021

Neighbourhood Alert

Neighbourhood Alert is the largest, secure, two-way community messaging system in the UK. It is used by more than half of the UK Police Forces as well as Fire & Rescue Services, Police Commissioners and local Authorities. For further information, please visit their website – https://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary. High Street. Garage entered and alarm activated. Nothing believed stolen at the time. Intel from the area suggest that there were three males involved all wearing face coverings. 12.45am Tuesday 4th May. 0354 04/05/2021
  • Theft. Binton Road. Secure Hoselock hose and reel unscrewed from house wall and stolen. Between 13th & 14th May. 0225 14/05/2021  This is the second secure hose and reel to be stolen in Welford in a few weeks.

Jack Stephens – Missing

 Appeal to help find missing 14-year-old Jack Stephens. We are appealing for information to help locate 14-year-old Jack Stephens. Jack went missing from Nottinghamshire on 14 April 2021. It is believed that he may now be in the Alcester District. Jack is 5’7” and has short black wavy hair. Officers are concerned for Jack’s welfare. Anyone with information that could help to locate him should call police straight away. Photos of Jack can be found on our social media pages and the force website.

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously. This can be done by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. After receiving a call or a completed anonymous online form, crimestoppers creates a report that brings together all the information given making sure it doesn’t contain any information that could identify the caller. The report is then sent to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests and charge people in order to bring them to justice. This could be the police force or an agency such as the UK Border Agency or HM Revenue & Customs. The telephone number is 0800555111. The online reporting form can be found here – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/Give-information

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Theft. Purbeck Close. Wall mounted yellow and grey ‘hoselock’ hose pipe and reel stolen. Between 29th April and 1st May. 0147 01/05/2021

Checking CCTV 

If you have CCTV or Video Doorbells and live in any of the locations listed above, we would encourage you to check the footage to see if anything suspicious has been caught that may help in the investigation of the incident. Please let us know on the contact details below or via the online contact forms. Anonymous information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Theft. Barton Road. Garden shed entered and various items taken including sprinkler system, robotic lawn mower, various tools and drills. Overnight 19th & 20th April. 0078 20/04/2021

Warwickshire Police speak to e-scooter riders and parents to raise awareness of e-scooter legislation –

PC 1338 Adam Fletcher from the Roads Policing Unit said “We understand that buying an e-scooter can be tempting, especially as the weather improves however the law is clear. You can buy one but it is illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter in any public space including roads, pavements, parks, town centres or canal towpaths for example. The only place a privately owned e-scooter can be used is on private land.” This is because e-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so they are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements such as MOT, licensing, tax and insurance. As e-scooters do not have number plates, signalling ability and don’t always have visible rear lights, they can’t be used legally on the roads. PC Fletcher said “Warwickshire Police is working with partners including Warwickshire County Council to educate e-scooter riders first. However, those who continue to ignore the law will have their escooter seized, so please make sure you keep your e-scooter on private land so this doesn’t happen to you. Whilst some parts of the country are taking part in Government trials for e-scooter hire with a view to making them legal to use on the roads, Warwickshire is not currently part of the trials so e-scooters cannot be hired at this time.

Mark Ryder, Strategic Director for Communities at Warwickshire County Council said: “We understand the public’s support for environmentally friendly modes of transport, and we want to work with our local communities to make sure our public spaces are safe for everyone. There are a number of trials underway looking at how e-scooters could work and what safety requirements would be needed, and we are keen to learn from these before exploring how they could be used effectively and safely in Warwickshire. Along with the Police, we are therefore asking the public not to buy an e-scooter at this current time, and please do not ride an e-scooter in a public place” Please follow Warwickshire Police on Twitter @WarksPolice and @OPUWarks and help us raise awareness of e-scooter legislation by sharing our posts.      More information can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. High Street. Secure Audi Q5 stolen from driveway. Three males wearing balaclavas were seen in the street at the time of the theft. 1am Tuesday 2nd March. 0015 02/03/2021

Vehicle Crime

 Here are a few crime prevention tips to deter vehicle crime.

  • Always lock your vehicle. Whether it’s in the garage, on the driveway of your house, unattended for a few seconds or in an isolated car park, lock it and activate any alarm system.
  • Always remove valuable items from the vehicle. If this cannot be done the items must be removed from view and secured in a glove box or boot.
  • Fit an alarm that will activate on movement in the vehicle. An alarm that can notify you in real time that there is a problem is extremely useful.
  • Items such as tools and machinery that cannot be removed can be secured in lockers and security marked with high visibility paint etc.
  • If available, park your vehicle in a location that is covered by CCTV, overlooked by houses or is in constant use.
  • Use anti-theft screws and sticky pads for number plates. If you have a plate that is stolen, replace it with one that has a different design so it is distinguishable from the stolen plate.
  • If you see or hear any suspicious activity around a car or car park, ring 101 to report straight away.
  • For further advice visit – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Barton Road. Hole cut in side of works van and entry made. The alarm activated and the offenders left the area. Nothing believed stolen. 3.20am Monday 11th January. 0023 11/01/2021

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Theft. Binton Road. Logs stolen from conservation area. Between 23rd December and 3rd January. 0243 08/01/2021
  • Vehicle Crime. Chapel Street. Hole cut in side door of works van and entry gained. Nothing believed stolen at the time. Overnight 3rd & 4th January. 0127 04/01/2021

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Willow Bank. Vehicle opened and items stolen from inside including cash and a horse riding helmet. Overnight 16th & 17th December. 0292 17/12/2020
  • Attempt Burglary. Barton Orchards. Tool marks found on window indicating that someone had tried to gain access. This was not achieved. Evening of Thursday 10th December. 0162 15/12/2020 (Reported on the 15th).