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Editors: Skegness Ingoldmells and Chapel
Inspector Steve Hill
Sgt Andy Hickinbottom

Paula Franklin
PCSO Katie Taylor
PCSO Dave Bunker,
PCSO Debbie Remnant,
PCSO Claire Scott,
PCSO Amy Cobble

PC Seb Clarke,
PCSO John Gray,
PCSO Steve Bowmar,
PCSO Chris Wood,
PCSO Dave Campion
PCSO Nicola Whitwham.

Steve Hill
Inspector Steve Hill
Seb Clarke
P.C. Seb. Clarke
Paula Franklin
P.C. Paula Franklin
**** Welcome to NewsBeat - latest information from Skegness Branch of Lincolnshire Police *****

Welcome to the November edition of the NPT Newsletter. We start this edition with a view of policing in Chapel St Leonards. The month began well with little reported crime and the neighbourhood policing team and sector resources continued with regular patrols in the area. In the space of a few days Chapel experienced a sudden increase in overall crime. This included a caravan burglary on Robin Hood site where the occupantís dog managed to bite the intruder. We would really like to know details of anybody that may have suffered such an injury.

More crime is committed where the thief has an easy target. A little thought about security will often deter any unwanted attention. Please remember to secure your houses, even when youíre in, and donít leave handbags, keys, laptops etc on view. Similarly donít leave the car unlocked and donít leave valuables in your vehicle.

In our efforts to prevent and detect crime we have utilised both high visibility policing and an element of plain clothed work in Chapel St Leonards. The emphasis on stop / search powers has produced some good results.

There were four separate arrests of people from Sheffield and Leicester for the offence of Going Equipped. This offence covers the carrying of articles, such as torches, gloves, crowbars, screwdrivers etc., which can be used in the commission of theft or burglary.

On the 24th November, officers caught a vehicle from Kettering in Northamptonshire that was on plates stolen from Kirton near Boston. The vehicle contained numerous items for use in burglary, including a disc cutter. Pc Seb Clarke and his team have changed their duties to increase patrols and any forensic traces are being fast-tracked so that we can effect immediate arrests.

Engaged on the tasking to Chapel St Leonards officers turned over a blue Vauxhall Astra and discovered it contained a few computer laptops. The three occupants were unable to account for the laptops and were all arrested for burglary.

A lot of our success comes from information gathered by the local community. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to report suspicious activity. Details of car numbers are also useful to us in our investigations, particularly when offenders are from outside of our area. All of my contact details are available at the bottom of this newsletter.

This month there has also been a rise in the number of forged £20 and £10 notes. Please check for the watermark and the holograms on the silver discs, which should flash between the pound sign and the amount. Five people have been arrested on 25th November in possession of forged notes and a quantity of drugs.

I would also like to draw your attention to youths aged between 8 and 14 who are knocking on the doors of the elderly in the Albany Road to Beacon Park area. These youths are sometimes using the guise of carol singing but keep returning to the addresses once given money to try and extort more. We do know who these youths are but need you to call us every time it happens so that we can build a case against them.

The team achieved a first for any police force in the country. Pc Seb Clarke, Inspector Steve Hill and Chief Superintendent Russ Hardy collected an award from Trading Standards for their assistance in targeting offences in relation to the Trade Marks Act and counterfeit goods in Ingoldmells. Seb received an individual award whilst the management team gratefully received the award for East Division. This is the first time that Trading Standards have recognised another organisation in their national award ceremony and it comes after many joint initiatives, not just with counterfeit goods, but also with underage drinking and the sale of BB Guns and crossbows.


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