Reporting Crime

Following an increase in thefts in the area, Lorraine Elwood (Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime Co-ordinator) attended the Parish Council meeting on the 14th January to reassure residents that the thefts were isolated incidents and that the police were responding to the situation.
4 males were arrested for breaking into cars and crime intelligence has been obtained in response to the attempted theft of the ATM at the Post Office. 

As we have previously reported in the Parish Newsletter, police resources are allocated to areas based on the number of crimes / incidents so it is important that ALL incidents are reported - no matter how small or insignificant - as added together, the reports could illustrate that more resources are needed in the rural areas and more information can be collated with the ultimate aim of stopping the activity or catching the culprits.

The Whittingham area is covered by PC Paul Geldard, PCSO Julie Anyon and PCSO Vicky Shackleton.

For an emergency - call 999; for current, suspicious activity call 101 or to report a concern or give anonymous information you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out their online anonymous form https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/our-guarantee-of-anonymity

To get local messages out quickly and to keep residents updated on crime or community news in your area, Lancashire Police are trying to encourage people to sign up to the In the Know system to receive local alerts. Just visit the website  www.stayintheknow.co.uk  to sign up.


category:Community News
added:15-01-2019

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