Great Day at Ploughing Match

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Warks Rural Watch were pleased to support the Sheepy & District Ploughing Match on Sunday at Merevale.  It was really good to see so many Rural Watch members and hear how useful the alerts are.  Lots of you picked up your RW gate signs and took a collection of the crime prevention advice.  Especially nice to see the working shires ploughing and every size of tractor plus some unexpected guests to the stand!  Congratulations to the organisers and thank you for your ongoing support.

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Save a Life Surrender a Knife

Knife Surrender
Warwickshire Police are warning people who carry knives or are considering carrying a knife to think of the consequences to themselves and others.

On 18 September, the force launched a knife surrender campaign aimed at making the region’s streets safer by encouraging people to hand their weapons in anonymously at a police station.

Knife bins have been located at police stations around the area where people can surrender their knives anonymously.

Also as part of the campaign, officers are reminding people of the consequences of carrying a knife. Chief Inspector Sharon Cannings said: “There are obvious consequences of carrying a knife, the main ones being that you could end up in prison or causing harm to someone.

“But there are other less obvious consequences. If you’re caught with a knife you will get a criminal record and this will impact upon the rest of your life including ruined job prospects, not being able to go to university and not being able to travel to some countries, including the United States.

“However, the main consequence could be the untold damage you can cause. Unfortunately we have seen the damage knife crime causes to victims and their families and friends and this is why we’re encouraging people to think twice and leave the knife at home; it could be the most important decision you make.”

It’s also a common misconception that carrying a knife can help keep you safe. Chief Inspector Cannings added: “Carrying a knife gives people a false sense of security, if you carry one you are more likely to get stabbed yourself.

“Some people are also under the misconception that you can stab someone ‘safely’. However, one stab to any part of the body can kill. If you hit an artery in the arm or leg it can be just as serious as stabbing someone in the chest or neck.”

Possession of a knife can carry a prison sentence of up to four years. If you stab someone and they die you face a life sentence serving a minimum of 25 years.

Until 16 October people can surrender their knives anonymously at a knife surrender bin at any of the police stations below.

•Leamington Spa
•Nuneaton
•Rugby
•Stratford-upon-Avon

People surrendering knives will not be required to leave any information but if police suspect a weapon may have been involved in a crime they will examine it for evidence. 

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Property Marking and Information Evening in Nether Whitacre

On Wednesday 27th September from 5 to 7pm, the police, Rural Crime Coordinator and North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch will be in the Nether Whitacre Village Hall car park with the community van and Neighbourhood Watch caravan.

Bring along any items you have that you would like property marked, collect your own free property marking pen and pick up information and advice on crime prevention.

Discuss any issues or concerns with your local policing team and see the large range of equipment Neighbourhood Watch have for sale from small personal alarms, window alarms and shed alarms to PIR lights and Guardcams.

 

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Rural Watch at Sheepy & District Ploughing Match on Sunday

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Come along to the Sheepy & District Ploughing Match this Sunday at Merevale Lane, Merevale, Near Atherstone, CV9 2LA.  Lots to see including heavy horses, steam and lots of tractors of all ages and lots of sizes.  Hedgecutting and hedgelaying plus trade stands.

Lots of crime prevention information on our stand.

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Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Stolen From Farm in Binley Woods Area

Some time between 07.30 hrs and 17.00 hrs on 22/9/17, unknown offenders have taken 22 rabbits from a farm near Binley Woods.  The rabbits were mainly Rex and Harlequinns with 2 magpies (all breeds of rabbit).  The offenders also took 3 adult and 9 baby guinea pigs, plus water bottles, 3 x bales of shavings and a number of bales of hay.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area or saw a vehicle with shavings or hay that may be linked to the incident or any other information that could help the police with their enquiries please call 101 and refer to inc 81 of 22/9/17.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For crime prevention advice visit our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk.

 

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Vehicle Acting Suspiciously Around Corley Area

A car was seen acting suspiciously in Corley on the evening of the 9th September.  If you saw a black Audi, possible registration KM10 XCC or similar in the area around this time please call 101 or email carolcotterill@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk.

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Burglary at Property in Wootton Wawen

At around 14:15 hours on the 18th of September, unknown offenders parked a small silver vehicle near to a home in Wawensmere Road, Wootton Wawen and then entered the grounds of the property.

The offenders threw a rock through the rear patio door and entered the house.  Once inside, the offenders carried out an untidy search of most of the bedrooms and the attic before making off with a small safe, containing valuables.

The offenders caused damage to a glass topped cabinet and the staircase before kicking open the front door and making off, in the silver vehicle, towards Morton Bagot.

If you saw anything or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries please call 101 and refer to inc 213 of 18/9/17.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

For crime prevention advice visit our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk.

 

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Witness Appeal Following Robbery in Coleshill

Detectives from Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Coventry Road on Friday, 15 September.

The incident happened around 2.50pm, when a 17-year-old boy was approached by two men as he stood at a bus stop.

The men demanded the victim’s phone and when he refused, one of the men is reported to have threatened him with a small knife. The victim was forced to empty the contents of his bag and hand over a wallet containing cash, before the two men left the scene in the direction of the High Street.

The two men are described as being white, wearing black clothing and balaclavas.

DC Gemma Coniff of Nuneaton CID said: “Thankfully the victim was not hurt, however was extremely shaken up following this incident.

“We would like to reassure the public that this kind of incident does not happen often, but we are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen what happened to contact us.

“If you noticed two men acting suspiciously in the area around this time I urge you to call 101 and quote incident number 230 of 15 September, as you may be able to assist the investigation and help us identify the two men involved.”

You can also ask for DC421 Coniff at Nuneaton CID or  alternatively anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Power Tools and Equipment Stolen From Farm in Nether Whitacre

Some time between 23.00 hrs on 20/9/17 and 05.30 hrs on 21/9/17, unknown offenders entered secure outbuildings at a farm in Nether Whitacre by cutting a chain on a gate and going across a field.  A number of power tools were taken from one building, including a lawn mower and a pressure washer, 2 x debudding irons and some money were taken from a second building.

If you saw anything or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries please call 101 and refer to inc 46 of 21/9/17.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

For crime prevention advice visit our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk.

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Burglary in Brandon

Some time between 10.00 hrs on the 19/9/17 and 11.45 hrs on 20/9/17, unknown offenders have accessed a secure property on Main Street, Brandon by smashing a patio door window.  An untidy search was made.  It is not known at this time what has been taken.

If you saw anything or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries please call 101 and refer to inc 184 of 20/9/17.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

For crime prevention advice visit our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk

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