Keeping Widdington Safe

                    Message from Essex Police

Saturday 20th November 2010

Theft of underground cable - Elsenham Road, Stansted

At around 5am on Saturday 20th November, a suspect in a Landrover Freelander was disturbed whilst pulling BT cable out of the ground (vehicle recovered at scene). The suspect made off across fields as officers arrived at the scene (white male in 30’s, wearing hat and dark jacket).

The vehicle is believed to have been using false plates since the index did not match the chassis number which shows it to be a vehicle which was reported as stolen from Hertfordshire on 11th November. This is the second such offence in 10 days. In both cases the thefts were discovered whilst in progress and both the cable and vehicles left at the scene.

Cable casings dumped at Widdington

A load of cable casings, presumably from stolen cable, has been dumped at a field entrance in Widdington. If you find any materials which you think may be connected to cable thefts, please let us know immediately as these may be able to be used as evidence.

Halloween poster

                         Dear All,

Please find attached Halloween poster.    

Whilst some of us, especially those with children at home, welcome Trick or

Treaters at Halloweeen, many prefer not to be disturbed.  The attached

poster has been given to Secondary schools plus local Officers and the Youth

Team have been explaining to youngsters that they should not trick or treat

at households where they see this poster displayed.

If you have elderly neighbours without email who you think might prefer not

to be visited by Halloween'ers, please would you consider offering to print

them a poster (they're A4 size) to put in their window or on their door. I'd

recommend that you print these as a draft or rough copy to save your ink as

the artwork is very dark.



Lets try to keep Widdington Village

 Safe and Scam free. 


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  In an emergency

always Dial 999

non-emergancy 0300 333 444


Local Police Station
Saffron Walden Police Station
East Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1LX
Sat to Tues 8am - 4pm, Weds to Fri 7am - 8pm
Fake Clothing Charity Scams

If  you receive any cards through your letter  

box regarding companies collecting clothes 

from un-recognised names/charities beware.

There are quite a few companies setting up 

who push cards through doors asking you for

un-wanted items. They purport to be sending

You may think that you are helping by sending 

clothing to third world countries but the

truth of the matter is they are actually

selling the items to these poor people for a profit.

Company laws say limited companies should

"have a registered office to which all

communications and notices may be addressed".  

The Theft Act 1968 makes it illegal to obtain 

property by deception.

If you receive a card and you think it could be 

a scams please do not give anything.

Take your old clothing to your local Charity 

Shop instead. 

If you are suspicious about

any organisation then telephone the Charity 

Commission Fundraisinghelpline on 0207 674 2502.

No Charity will have a hotmail .com email address

After I emailed our local PC officer

about this scam this is the reply I received 

Good Morning

Thank you for your email.  I have passed the information

on to local officers and will ensure that those attending 

upcoming local meetings are made aware. Please let us 

know on our non-emergency number if you see suspicious 

persons or vehicles in your area as an officer may be 

available to attend to stop and ask for them to account 

for their behaviour.  This is particularly relevant at 

the moment due to distraction burglaries.

Thank you very much for your help

Dawn Bamford

PC 71836

Saffron Walden

non-emergancy 0300 333 444

For your local Police Eamil address,

Please click on the link Essex Police Website (Top left)

Lets keep it Safe out there

 "keep 'em peeled",
If you see it Report it


Text Messaging Essex Police
Let your fingers do the walking


Essex Police has gone live with a new text messaging service.
is service does not replace 999 which should
continueto be used for all emergencies.
Text messaging offers an alternative method of contacting
the police to make routine enquiries, to seek or give
information, or get advice. The service is particularly
aimed at those who have speech or hearing difficulties
and may find voice communication problematical. It is
also aimed at young people who are avid text communicators
and adept at its use.
The number to be used to contact Essex Police by text is
 07624 800101
Contact Crimestoppers
The independent uk charity helping to solve and fight crimes.
Crimestoppers is here for you anytime of the day or night.
You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by
calling 0800 555 111.

Talking to one of our advisors helps you provide the full
picture and makes sure the best use can be made of your
information.You do not have to give your name, and
you may qualify for a reward.

CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111

Or fill out our anonymously online form  Giving Information Form 

Sir Robert Peel (1839),

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence”.

In simple terms, crime reduction is everyone’s responsibility, not just the police.

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