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The Oxhill News

July 2010

This months News



Information from Shipston Police

Under-age Drinking

Under-age drinking is a hot topic of discussion and Warwickshire Police takes a zero tolerance approach.  We are working in partnership with licensed premises to stamp out this issue and we run a number of schemes and operations.  Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team are carrying out regular patrols of areas where youths are known to congregate and are seizing alcohol from those present.  Police Community Support Officers can seize alcohol from anyone who is under age and will also seize alcohol from anyone who intends to supply to anyone under-age.

Distraction Burglaries

The majority of people who knock on your door are genuine callers but sometimes may be bogus callers who intend to break into homes and steal money or valuables.

Bogus callers may be smartly dressed or wear a uniform such as a those of a council worker, police, health organisation, builders or gas, water or electricity company. Some may ask for a drink of water or be looking for a lost pet.  In fact, they may use any story to distract people.  They may use ‘props’ such as an ID card or wear the company uniform with a logo on it.

Here are a few ways to safe guard your self against distraction burglaries:

1.        Keep the front and back door locked even when at home.

2.        Before answering the door, stop and think if you are expecting someone.

3.        If you do decide to answer the door, put the chain or bar on.  Keep the bar or chain on while you are talking to the person on the doorstep.

4.        If you are expecting a caller, always check their identification very carefully against the letter you have been sent or ask for a password, which has been agreed, before you let them in.  Do they look like the person on the card?

5.        If you are not expecting anyone and you are alone, ask them to call back when you have someone with you.

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