Oct 3, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Incident in Bottesford - Update / Lost Keys / National Identity Fraud Prevention Week

Incident in Bottesford - Update
We have now received the following description of two youths seen hanging around the church gates last Friday around the time that stones were thrown at a passing car: Around 15yrs 5' 8"-10" tall. One with a dark baseball cap and royal blue hoody or sweatshirt, medium length dark hair. The other with a dark hoody and jeans with hood up, short hair. One was on one side of the road and the other crouched slightly behind the wall. Not sure if there was BMX bike/s involved.
The person reporting this has previously had a water balloon thrown at his car on Grantham road. On that occasion two youths shot off towards Easthorpe. This could be the same youths.
Throwing anything at a moving vehicle is an extremely stupid thing to do and could cause a serious accident. If anyone has any further information about this incident please report it to the police on the non-emergency 101 number.
Lost Keys
A bunch of keys was lost on Monday afternoon between 2-30 and 4-00 between the cut through in Albert Street and the bottom of Barkstone Lane.  If anyone has found them please let me know.
National Identity Fraud Prevention Week
This week is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week where a number of organisations from the public and private sector begin a month-long drive to help combat identity fraud in the UK

During this week Action Fraud is reminding you how to keep your identity safe with some simple tips:


  • Don't throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first.
  • Be careful about what information you share on social networking sites, and check your privacy settings.
  • Monitor your credit status by getting regular copies of your credit report from a credit reference agency.
  • Install anti-virus software and make sure it is kept up to date.
  • Regularly change your passwords and protect mobile devices with them.
  • Never click on suspicious hyperlinks.
  • Look into any mail that does not arrive when you are expecting it.

The National Fraud Authority (NFA) who runs Action Fraud estimates that identity theft costs individuals a total of £1.2 billion each year.

To read more about this, go to the Action Fraud web site

John Shilton
Principal Coordinator
Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Watch
Mob: 0772 5636626

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