Crime & Police News March 2016

Crime Alert dated 9th March


NHW SA Vehicle crime in Laurel Drive, Stockton INCIDENT 41 of 8 March

Please be aware that during the night of 7 into 8 March, offenders broke into a van parked in Laurel Drive, Stockton, after cutting through the rear doors.  Once inside, the offenders stole all of the tools inside.

If you have information which you believe may be connected to this incident, please contact Police on 101, quoting incident number 41 of 8 March.


Citizens Wanted – please see this Citizens Wanted_ Poster South Warks 2016


Southam/Feldon Community Forum Meeting

Please find attached the link for the ‘on line’ voting for the the top 3 policing priorities for the next meeting of the above which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16th March at Harbury Rugby Football Club from 6.30 pm.  Rural Crime is our recommended vote from Napton.


Trading Standards Updates


03/03/2016 Trading Standards visit forecourts to carry out used car checks

Warwickshire Trading Standards yesterday visited garage forecourts across Warwickshire with an expert vehicle examiner to check  used cars for sale on garage forecourts. The vehicles were given a mechanical examination and mileages, service histories and MOT information was checked. Vehicle advertisements were also checked for accuracy. This is part of the work Warwickshire Trading Standards carries out to protect used car buyers and help businesses to comply with the law.

03/03/2016 Businesses targeted by on-line extortion demand

We have received reports that nationally, some UK businesses have received extortion demands via email from a group calling themselves ‘RepKiller Team’. The emails demand  payment of between £300 – £500 in Bitcoins by a certain date and time. If the demand is not met, the group threaten  to launch a cyber attack against the business and its reputation by automating hundreds of negative reviews on-line. The demand states that once their actions have started, they cannot be undone.

Businesses affected are advised to:

  • Make a report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via the on-line reporting tool.
  • Do not pay the demand
  • Retain the original emails (with headers)

Maintain a timeline of the attack, recording all times, type and content of the contact 01/03/3016 Business small print warning


Warwickshire businesses are warned to beware of unexpected letters asking them to confirm their business details. The letters give the impression that the recipient had done business with the sender of the letter in the past.

However, in the small print at the bottom of the letter is a statement that the recipient confirming their details is agreeing to pay 1200 Euros! 01/03/2016 Home emergency cover warning

Warwickshire residents with genuine home emergency cover and related insurance policies are warned to beware of bogus companies acting fraudulently.

One Warwickshire consumer was cold called by a rogue business who told her that they had taken over the company she had her policy with. She was them asked to set up a new quarterly direct debit. She only realised something was wrong when she phoned the company she was originally with who informed her that they were still trading!

NEVER provide your bank details to cold callers, even if you think the phone call is genuine!