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Belgrave Neighbourhood Officers visits Eava FM

Added: Monday 30th January 2012 10:22:28 AM

Belgrave Neighbourhood Officers visits Eava FM

Tuesday 17th January, Sergeant Sarah Widowson and PC Laura Nutt were guests on Dee's breakfast show. They spoke about a number of things such as the Melton Road cash machine robberies, the new national number, vehicle theft whilst defrosting your car and being aware of your neighbours around these cold periods.

In the past months there have been a number of cash machine robberies and many of the victims who were elderly didn't realise in some cases until they got home that they have actually been robbed.

PC So Vinny has spent numerous hours going through CCTV footage and found evidence of an individual committing the crime. PC Bailey recognised the individual and has been arrested; the police can honestly say the cash machine robberies have stopped.

In these cold periods your car's windscreen might need defrosting, what people don't realise is you could end up a victim of crime due to the fact many people like to leave there cars running when defrosting and go inside. This gives a thief the perfect chance to drive off in your car.

Sergeant Widowson and PC Nutt told us,

"If you are going to leave your car running then take advantage of the situation take your cup of tea into the car and collect your thoughts for the day."

This may be the only peace and quiet you get all day. Few other tips the police shared were; when defrosting use de-icer not hot water because this could crack your windscreen and only set off when your window screen has fully defrosted.

When it comes to your neighbours in this cold period it is best to keep an eye out for them, if you have elderly neighbours you might be the only person they've got. If you don't notice them for a few days they could of either fell over in doors and seriously hurt themselves or something a lot worst. So just check in on them maybe twice a week.

Sergeant Widowson mentioned that there is a new number we can ring if we want to get hold of the police. 101 is the new number we can ring instead of 0116 2222222. The 101 number can be called anywhere in the country so if you decide to go to another city for the day and you need the police then just call 101 but you shouldn't get mixed up with this number and the emergency number 999.

If you would like to talk to the police then there are a number of ways you can such as ringing the national 101 number, emailing through the force website and visiting the neighbourhood alert website.

If you would like to talk to Sergeant Widowson (collar number 4048) or PC Nutt (collar number 4312) then they are available to talk to at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre any day between 11:30 and 12:30. Alternatively you can go to the Melton Road police station or call the national number 101 which would connect you to the Melton Road office.

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