Dec 11, 2015

Bottesford NHW Alert: Elderly Targeted By Fake Police Officers - Supplementary Advice / Theft of Landrover Vehicles - Police Message / Bottesford Beat Surgeries /

Elderly Targeted By Fake Police Officers - Supplementary Advice
Our recent alert included the following advice: 
  • If you receive a phone call from a police officer,  ask for their name and force and tell them you will call them back. Wait a few minutes and then use 101 to call them back through their force's switchboard and verify their identity. Ensure the telephone line has cleared down from the previous call before dialling i.e a dialling tone can be heard
Please be aware that it is not unknown for fraudsters to keep the line open and play a recording of the dialling tone to trick victims into believing the line has cleared down. In practice it should be possible to tell the difference if you are aware of the possibility. However to be safe it would be best to use a different phone/line to make your check call. If you don't have a access to an alternative try calling a friend and see who answers before making your check call.
Theft of Landrover Vehicles - Police Message

Attention Residents of Melton Mowbray and Surrounding Areas - Are You a Landrover Owner? It has come to our attention that a number of LandRover vehicles have been targeted over the past month. As it stands we can confirm we have had vehicles stolen and other attempts made.

We are pursuing a number of enquiries in relation to the above offences, but please take this opportunity to make your vehicle a harder target. Crime prevention advice can be sought online or at your local Police Station. Thankyou.


Further to this on our Beat (Melton Rural North N 34) we can release crime number: 15000132585 (TOMV)

At some point between Saturday night (05/12/15) and Sunday morning (06/12/15) - A dark blue Land Rover defender (2003 model) was stolen from a property in Wymondham. This vehicle was then discovered in a farmers field in Garthorpe, completely stripped.

If anyone has any information surrounding the Theft of Motor Vehicle please call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting the crime number aforementioned, alternatively please call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Bottesford Beat Surgeries
We are currently awaiting 2016 dates for police beat surgeries in Bottesford and we will circulate these when they are published.
John Shilton
Principal NHW Co-ordinator
Bottesford Parish NHW
Mobile: 07725636626

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