Priorities for the month of November
Marina car park and ASB during the late evening with vehicles causing noise nuisance and speeding up the by-pass area from the Marina.
Continued drug activity and targeting individuals dealing class “A” drugs in the community.
ASB hotspot areas during the bonfire period particularly targeting the Wharton Estate for increased visibility on foot patrol.
ASB throughout the area focused on the Bonfire period.
Theft from sheds and outbuildings. Stealing tools and pedal cycles within the Castle and Winnington area.
An increase in burglary offences in the early evening period, which have occurred recently in the rural area of Antrobus.
Parking problems in the Rudheath area, including Gadbrook Business Centre and surround residential area.
Drug activity in the local parks including Griffith Park and James Street area reports from members of the community.
ASB throughout the area linked to the Bonfire period particular focus on the Leftwich area were we have had an increase in reported incidents.
On the afternoon of 30th June 2015 a robbery occurred on an elderly 70 year old female in her home address in the Malpas Road area of Rudheath.
The offender Stacey Williams 37 year old who was 8 months pregnant at the time of the offence knocked on the victim’s door asking for a glass of water, once inside the property she assaulted the victim and stole her purse and contents. The defendant was arrested the next day and charged and remanded in custody.
The defendant pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing but was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 27th October 2015 and received a 7 year custodial sentence for this terrible offence against an elderly vulnerable victim. Clearly the offence was aggravated and has caused a lasting effect on the victim. These offences are rare particularly with female offenders committing these types of crimes. The sentencing reflects the seriousness of the incident committed.
Overnight on 6th October 2015 the Hotspot Takeaway was broken into on Wharton Road, Winsford and property stolen. On 7th October a 34 year old local male Anthony Bland was arrested and charged with the offence. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 16th October at South Cheshire Magistrates Court and was sentenced to 6 months in custody.
Beware of Recent Scams
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has been alerted to a pension scam whereby cold callers continue to target members of the public aged 50 to 60 years old to release and transfer their pension early. Suspected firms who advertise and arrange pensions are offering investments in alternative commodities such as hotel developments or property in Cape Verde, and operate as unregulated collective investment schemes. Often, the cold calling ‘pension companies’ involved are neither regulated nor qualified to give financial advice and classify themselves as a ‘trustee’, ‘consultant’ or an ‘independent advisor’ and offer exceptionally high return rates for investors. Some victims have signed documents that authorises a limited company to be set up using their personal details, including utilising a Small Self–Administered Scheme (SSAS). Whilst SSAS accounts and limited companies are essential for legitimate schemes, the fact that victims are unaware that this will happen suggests that the scheme may not have been fully explained to them, increasing the likelihood that there may be an element of fraud involved.
Further advice can be found at:
Ensure that you request that the risks and growth rates are explained and that you fully understand them before transferring your pension
Check whether the pension arrangement company is registered with the FCA. Registered companies can be checked using the FCA register online at: https://register.fca.org.uk/ Remember that if the offer seems too good to be true, then it generally is If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.