May 26, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Police Summer Campaign/Lost Cat Found

Police Summer Campaign

Keep your home secure and enjoy the summer

As the weather warms up Leicestershire Police is reminding residents to secure their windows and doors every time they leave their homes.

The force is launching a summer campaign to help prevent an increase in burglaries across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Over the coming weeks officers will be increasing patrols in vulnerable areas, actively targeting those believed to be committing burglaries and distributing leaflets to residents with some simple tips on how they can keep their homes secure. 

Superintendent Stuart Prior, who is chair of the Safer Leicester Partnership Overall Crime Group, said: “In warmer weather we all open our doors and windows to keep the house cool but it can be an open invitation to thieves who will take the opportunity to steal if they can.

“Over the last two years we have seen a 23% reduction in burglaries, which equates to over 1000 fewer victims, and this year we aim to reduce them even further. We will continue to target those we know to be committing burglaries and will target those areas we think are most at risk with increased police patrols and targeted operations.

“There’s a busy summer ahead with a two day Bank Holiday in June to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Euro 2012 Tournament and also the Olympic Torch Relay passing through the city. We want to make sure that everyone can enjoy these events without becoming the victim of a burglary and would urge them to take the steps suggested in our leaflets.

Crime reduction officer PC Alan Cook said: “Locking your windows and doors when you leave home is a must, and most people tend to follow this rule. However, there are plenty of other times when you are in the home when you also need to consider this, for example when you are asleep, when you are in the garden and if you are attending a street party during the Bank Holiday.

“We would also suggest that side gates are locked and secured to prevent access to the rear of your property.”

Police advise residents to:

  • Make sure all windows and doors are locked every time you leave your home, even if you are only popping out for a few minutes.
  • Even if you are just in the back garden, shut your windows and doors.
  • If you see anyone who isn’t usually in the area and is paying lots of attention to people’s homes then call the police on 101.
  • If you believe a burglary is taking place dial 999.
  • Register your valuables on the free property registration site

To view the Summer Burglary Campaign video see the following link

Lost Cat Found
We are pleased to inform you that Tom, the cat reported missing yesterday, was found in a neighbour's garage and has now returned home safe and well. During the hot weather we all tend to leave our garages and sheds open whilst working or relaxing outdoors. Before securing them at night it is important to check that someone's beloved pet hasn't crept in for a quiet nap.
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Principal Coordinator
Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Watch
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