Mar 21, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Warning re Olympic Ticket Sales/Appeal For Help - Wanted Mark Anthony Rhodes

Warning re Olympic Ticket Sales
This is a message to ALL Neighbourhood Watch members across the County and Rutland.

Police are warning the public of some recent advertisements that have appeared in national and international media advertising tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The advertisements just feature a mobile phone number or email address to contact for more information.
Detective Superintendent Nick Downing from Operation Podium said;
" Please do not attempt to buy tickets from adverts such as these as you risk paying over the odds for tickets that may not exist and your personal details may be stolen and used in other crimes. The safest way to buy tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is from the London 2012 website. On this site you will find the most up to date information about tickets, future Olympic and Paralympic Games ticket sales and the London 2012 website checker."
If you have tried to buy a ticket in this way please contact Operation Podium at 
It is illegal to advertise or sell an Olympic or Paralympic Games ticket without the appropriate authorisation from the event organisers LOCOG and carries a fine of up to £20,000 for each offence. 
Operation Podium is the Met's dedicated team to tackle serious and organised economic crime against the Games and is working to disrupt those serious and organised criminals looking to target the Games.

For full crime prevention advice on safe ways to buy your ticket for the London 2012 Games, visit the MPS Operation Podium website at
Original Message sent by
Steve Hastings (Police, CEC 7390, Leicestershire)

Appeal For Help - Wanted Mark Anthony Rhodes

POLICE have issued an image of a man wanted in connection with a number of burglary offences in the West Midlands.

Mark Anthony Rhodes, who is 28 and of no fixed address, is believed to be linked to a number of distraction type burglaries in the Harborne area of Birmingham on Thursday 8 March.

He is also wanted by several other forces for similar offences including Hampshire Constabulary, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police.

Link :

Anyone who recognises the image of Mark Rhodes or who has information about his whereabouts should call their local police on 101.

The independent charity Crimestoppers pays cash rewards of up to £1,000 if the information you give to them leads to one or more people being arrested and charged.

Call them anonymously on 0800 555 111 in order to qualify for an award.

Original Message sent by
Linda Spencer (Police, CEC, County)

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

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