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Nuneaton and Bedworth Rural Area

Hare Coursing -Please Report

Hare coursing is the illegal pursuit of hares using dogs to chase, catch and kill them. The dogs used are sighthounds (for example greyhounds or lurchers) and so pursue the hares by sight and not by scent. After the harvest has taken place is when we usually see a peak in incidents of coursing as…

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Operation Aerospace – Tackling Speeding Throughout the County

Operation Aerospace was run throughout Warwickshire last week to tackle speeding and vehicle offences within the county. As part of the operation, static speed checks were held between 9am and 5pm. Sites were specifically chosen in areas where there have been issues with speeding or where there have been previous serious collisions. Monday covered North…

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Chipper Stolen Near Nuneaton

Some time between 23.00 hrs last night and 07.30 hrs this morning (2/9/20), unknown offender(s) stole a green and white chipper from a rural area near Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or SatNav footage, please…

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Reminder of New Law Re All Horses Must be Microchipped By October 2020

From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys. The new Central Equine Database (https://www.equineregister.co.uk/home) will then allow local authorities and police to track down the owners of dumped horses and make sure they are punished and the animals are given the care they deserve. It will also…

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Warning re Catalytic Converter Thefts

We have received a number of reports of catalytic converter thefts around the county relating to vehicles parked on the road, driveways and in the past car parks. Please be vigilante and if you see anyone acting suspiciously around or under a vehicle please call the police.  Offenders can take only a short amount of time…

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Awareness Around Historic Sites and Monuments

An officer from our Rural Crime Team was shocked and saddened to attend a heritage crime at a very important church in our county, in a rural area. As well as causing criminal damage and theft inside and outside of the church the offenders had also smashed 700 year old pews.  The community in the area are…

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Cross County Roads Policing Operation Detects 39 Road Traffic Offences

Operations Patrol Unit Officers detected 39 offences and provided advice to 16 motorists during Warwickshire Police’s latest roads policing operation that started on Monday 17 August in Abbey Street, Nuneaton. The operation then progressed to Rugby, the M40 South Warwick Services before moving to their final location at M6 North Corley Services on Thursday 20…

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Farm Fire Safety Advice

Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue and the NFU have come together to promote the importance of Farm Fire Safety. Attached is a really useful leaflet with advice and information : Farm Fire Safety Leaflet v3_compressed. With harvest well underway please be aware of potential risks, the information that help the fire service if you need to call them and how…

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Police Warn of Scams re Holiday Bookings

Police warn that criminals are taking advantage of the increasing number of people opting for staycations by advertising “too good to be true” deals. Challenge – Could it be fake? If it’s at a rock bottom price ask yourself why. Always remember: Read online reviews from reputable sources to check websites and bookings are legitimate.…

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Warwickshire Police Warn of Scams Relating to COVID 19

If you receive an email offering you financial help for Covid-19, please TakeFive – it could be a scam Always contact organisations such as government departments directly on a known number or email and avoid clicking on links or using the contact details contained. Watch the link below for further information:   If you receive…

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