Sign up for Smartwater – it is an invisible, traceable to you, forensic system for marking your property. It can deter criminals as police and dealers check for Smartwater. If you are interested in signing up for free contact the PC . Go to www.smartwater.com for more information.
Local Security Issues Police contact: 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
West Mercia Police offer CMS(community messaging service) where local crime statistics can be mailed out to you on a regular basis – anyone wishing to receive this information should sign up to the West Mercia website CMS page.
Burglaries and attempted burglaries continue in Parish – the PC held a successful public meeting with new Lickey PC Marc Ginder and Blackwell PC Barnaby Kelso to advise residents and answer questions. Please see here for an account of the items discussed at the meeting: Meeting with residents and PCs 13.6.18 There are information leaflets as well as anti-speeding wheelie bin stickers available at the Parish office. For more information please contact Lisa Winterbourn our executive officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spate of local Burglaries – Dec 2017 A six-day spree of break-ins and thefts in Lickey, Barnt Green and Cofton Hackett have resulted in ongoing police investigations.
– more information supplied by the Bromsgrove Standard can be found HERE.
There is a spate of theft where power tools and gardening equipment are being targeted in the Lickey, Cofton Hackett and Rednal areas.
Fences have been cut, doors forced and padlocks broken to gain entrance. Monument Lane, Kendal Drive and Kendal End Road have recently been hit.
‘Nottingham Knockers’ – criminals in area
Individuals known as the ‘Nottingham Knockers’ are an organised travelling band of known criminals who have numerous convictions mostly for burglary, theft, violence and sexual offences. They target homes of the elderly and the vulnerable aggressively selling inferior household products such as cloths and dusters then threaten when refused leaving the resident feeling intimated, scared and distressed.
Anyone selling door to door MUST produce a pedlar’s licence valid for a 12 month period issued by the Chief Constable.
Please contact the police if you or a neighbour is approached.