Apr 7, 2014

Bottesford NHW Alert: Message From Lincs Police / Suspicious Male - Knipton

Message From Lincs Police


There have been an increased number of purse thefts from the supermarkets in Grantham.

A number of people have reported that they have been approached and spoken to by a young female, whilst they have been distracted their purse has been stolen from their bags. Other thefts have occurred whilst people are away from their trolleys and have left their handbag and contents unattended in the trolley. Please do not leave valuables unattended and do not write your PIN down and leave it in the purse, with your cashcard.

There have also been a number of thefts from vehicles whilst parked in dog walking areas or tourist attraction areas. Please be vigilant and DO NOT leave property on display in unattended vehicles.

If you see anything suspicious please report it to the police – crime in progress call 999, otherwise call 101.


Suspicious Male - Knipton


A white male wearing a black beanie hat driving an old white van with a distinctive picture of a bird with its wings spread painted on the driver’s door was reported acting suspiciously in Knipton last Thursday. When approached by a local resident the male sped off at speed.


There was a house robbery fairly recently in Scalford and the locals noticed a blue Ford Transit van with a red door, hanging about the day before and on the day of the robbery, so it may be worth keeping an eye out for these vehicles.  It may be nothing, but they were both acting oddly enough to be noticed.


Please remain vigilant and if you notice anything suspicious try to get as much information as you can, especially vehicle registrations, to assist the police to check out these vehicles. Record date, time, place, vehicle description and registration and a description of people if possible. Reporting incidents promptly increases the chance of the police being able to intercept the vehicles and check them out.



John Shilton

Bottesford Parish NHW


Tel: 07725636626


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