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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had two reports of theft from 2 x secured vehicles in Egleton. Entry was gained by smashing a rear passenger window and several items stolen. These incidents occurred on 26/10/2016 between 09:30 & 15:45.
One report of criminal damage to fields and crops in Essendine. Two males were seen on the land driving a silver coloured Honda, possibly either hare coursing or chasing deer. This incident occurred on 27/10/2016 at 16:30.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Oakham. The passenger side door was damage and is consistent with damage caused by an object such as a key or a screwdriver. This incident occurred between 24/10/2016 22:00 & 25/10/2016 06:00.
Beat Surgery at Victoria Hall, High Street, Oakham on 9th November at 10:00.
Beat Surgery at the Hub Kendrew Barracks on 10th November between 09:30 and 10:30.
Beat Surgery at the Ketton Hub/ library on 10th November between 10:00 and 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Co-op, High Street East, Uppingham on 19th November at 11:00.
There have been several reports of suspected Identity theft recently and all residents are reminded to ensure they protect their personal details.
Identity Theft – Identity theft happens when fraudsters access enough information about someone’s identity (such as their name, date of birth, current or previous addresses) to commit identity fraud. Identity theft can take place whether the fraud victim is alive or deceased. If you’re a victim of identity theft, it can lead to fraud that can have a direct impact on your personal finances and could also make it difficult for you to obtain loans, credit cards or a mortgage. Identity Fraud – Identity fraud can be described as the use of that stolen identity in criminal activity to obtain goods or services by deception e.g.
Stealing an individual’s identity details does not, on its own, constitute identity fraud. But using that identity for any of the above activities does. The first you know of it may be when you receive bills or invoices for things you haven’t ordered, or when you receive letters from debt collectors for debts that aren’t yours.
Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber-crime. You can report fraud or cyber-crime using our online reporting service any time of the day or night; the service enables you to both report a fraud and find help and support. We also provide help and advice over the phone through the Action Fraud contact centre. You can talk to our fraud and internet crime specialists by calling 0300 123 2040.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.