NHW – Attempted Theft Reported in Barton

ATTEMPTED THEFT!!! Reported by owner:
“Please keep your eyes peeled and everything locked up. We have just had a silver 4×4 with muddied number plates come into our farm yard in Barton. 4 hooded men in the car. When our farm help approached the car, they tried to reverse into him twice and then drove off. Thankfully he wasn’t hurt and nothing taken. Police informed.”
If anyone knows anything please contact the Police on 101 or Anonymously on Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Teresa Harrold  NHW – Haslingfield Village Co-ordinator
 

Beware! COVID Vaccine Scam

Scammers continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud. Fraudsters are sending fake text messages, claiming you are entitled to a dose of the newly-approved vaccine. Bogus message states that you are entitled to a vaccine and to receive more info should click on the link. Unfortunately, these texts are fake. Once you click on the link, you find a webpage, branded to look like a genuine NHS page, which requests to see ‘proof of ownership of address’ in the form of your bank account, sort code and a full bank card number. Do NOT give your bank or card details to make payment for a vaccine or to prove your residential address.
Coronavirus vaccines are FREE and the NHS will never ask for any money or your bank details.
Further information about scams is available here.
Nigel Sutton Cyber Protect Officer Cambridgeshire Police

NHW – Protect Your Passw0rd National Campaign

Neighbourhood Watch launches PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0rD campaign with 3 quick and easy steps
As we spend more time at home and on our online devices, over one third (34%) of people say that they’re more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime and a startling 1 in 5 people are a victim of cybercrime!* You could be more at risk than you might think.
If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone. Read more

NHW – Distraction burglary – Cantelupe Road

On Thurs 29th Oct just before 3pm, a vigilant NHW member had his suspicions aroused when he spotted an unknown man entering the premises of one of his neighbours. The man left the premises around 25mins later. However, the NHW member had the presence of mind to take a photo of the man. As it turns out this man had made a distraction burglary, after having offered the resident gardening services, the man had excused himself and taken the residents wallet. The police were called, the photo of the man is now on the Police FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/SouthCambsCops/ From the photo, the man appears to be middle aged with balding hair and of portly build. Wearing a cream coloured zipped jacket, with a black hood and black breast patch/pocket on the left. The jacket has a black zip fastening, with black zips to the waist pockets too. He wore blue jeans and black/navy trainers with white edged soles. The man is wearing a turquoise blue face mask. If you know this man or have any information please contact the police either by speaking to a web-chat operator on their website www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting 35/73674/20 or, if you don’t have access to a computer, by calling 101. Thank you, Teresa Harrold Haslingfield NHW Co-ordinator

NHW – Volunteer Police Cadets – News Story

Notice to Residents from the Parish Clerk

Monday  19 October  all  day  from 08.30am.
Shire  Trees  will  be  cutting  back  the  tree branches that are  overhanging the  road  alongside the  tennis courts  in New  Road.  This  is  following  a  complaint  from  the  School  Bus Drivers.
They  don’t  anticipate  that the  road  will  be closed  for the  works.