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Nottinghamshire Police

Missing – Sam Gill

UPDATE – SAM GILL HAS NOW BEEN FOUND

Missing – Sam Gill

Have you seen 16-year-old Sam? Officers are concerned for his safety after he was reported  missing from the West Bridgford area on Monday night (29th April 2019).

Sam is described as slight build, 5ft 2 tall, light brown hair, Sam wears black rimmed glasses. Sam was last seen wearing a black hooded top with the word ‘Mountain’ written on, light blue jeans and black trainers.

If you have seen Sam or know where he might be, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 945 of 29th April 2019. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Distraction Burglary on Chantrey Road

There has been a distraction burglary on Chantrey Road in West Bridgford.

This happened at around 09:45 hours on Thursday the 7th of March. 2 males have entered a property by distracting the occupants claiming that they were looking at the water supply. Cash was taken from a wallet in the property. The males were described as both being white males one being 6ft tall between 20 and 30 years of slim build and clean shaven possibly wearing a white shirt and green work trousers. It is believed that when they spoke it was with a local accent.

Have you seen or heard anything suspicious ? Do you have a CCTV system and if so had is it picked anything up ? If you have please let Nottinghamshire Police know quoting incident number and our incident number 000204-07032019.

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MISSING: John McLuckie

UPDATE 28/02/2019 – John has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.

Have you seen missing 80-year-old man John McLuckie?

John, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, was last seen at 3pm on Tuesday (26 February) in Radcliffe-on-Trent but is known to frequent West Bridgford.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with a stocky build and has a Scottish accent.

Anyone who has seen John, or has any information about his whereabouts is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 993 of 26 February 2019.

John McLuckie

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Teenagers convicted over bicycle thefts

Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to robbery, theft and attempted robbery in connection with a series of bicycle thefts in West Bridgford.

The two 15-year-old boys, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Nottingham Youth Court yesterday (Wednesday 6 February 2019).

They admitted stealing bikes from two boys in West Bridgford on 6 April 2018 and attempting to steal a bike from a 45-year-old man on a cycle path between Wilford Lane and Compton Acres on 7 April 2018.

One of the boys also admitted a robbing a 12-year-old boy of his bike, in North Road, on 27 March 2018, and the other boy admitted robbing a 14-year-old boy of his bike, in Northwold Avenue, on 29 March 2018.

Both boys were released on unconditional bail. One is next due to appear for sentencing at Nottingham Youth Court on 6 March 2019. The other is due to appear for sentencing at Nottingham Youth Court on 17 July 2019.

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Alleged A52 fridge fly-tippers have vehicle seized

Individuals who allegedly fly-tipped fridges on the A52 near Wheatcroft Island have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council officers and Nottinghamshire Police.

It follows several incidences of fly-tipping in the area, leading to the use of CCTV capturing those in the act during December 2018.

Vehicle seizure allegedly related to A52 fly-tipping

A white van linked to the fly-tipping was confiscated on January 11 on Grant Street in Nottingham.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “This successful seizure once again demonstrates the hard work of our Environmental Health team who identify vehicles involved with fly-tipping.

“As this case shows, we will use all of our enforcement powers wherever we can and seek to prosecute anyone who fly-tips carelessly to damage the environment in this way and blight any part of the Borough.”

Inspector Craig Berry, from Nottinghamshire Police said: “We take all fly-tipping extremely seriously and work with partners such as Rushcliffe Borough Council in this case to do everything we can to prevent and deter offending and take action when we can.”

“It is a particularly difficult offence to investigate, however the use of CCTV cameras, our work with partners and the use of all powers and tools available means we can seize vehicles where necessary.”

Those with information on fly-tipping offences should contact the Council via social media, over the phone on 0115 981 99 11 or by emailing customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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Beware of Rogue Traders

***BEWARE OF ROGUE TRADERS***

In the last few days, Rogue Traders have approached elderly residents in the Edwalton and Lady Bay areas, to carry out unwanted gardening work. After carrying out this work, they demand large amounts of money from the resident.

Please be aware of these traders as a genuine trader will not: Call without an appointment, ask you to go to the bank to withdraw cash, offer to take you to the bank to withdraw cash, ask  you to pay in full before the work is complete, insist you to make a decision about the work on the spot or scare you into doing the work.

To report problems involving an suspected Rogue Traders contact Citizens Advice consumer service through their website www.citizenadvice.org.uk for further advice. If you see any thing suspicious in your area you can also contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 non urgent or 999 if an emergency.

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Missing – Gretta Ford

Missing – Gretta Ford

Have you seen 79-year-old Gretta Ford? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Cotgrave area at 11.30am on Friday 6 July 2018. Gretta is described as white, shoulder length straight hair down to shoulders, 5ft 4ins tall, wearing a patterned cream shirt, oriental patterned dark trousers and had a black handbag with a strap.

If you have seen her or have any information please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 668 of 6 July 2018.

**UPDATE** We know that Gretta caught a bus into West Bridgford which she got off on Central avenue at approximately 12:30hrs on 06/07/2018 outside Boots wearing the same clothing and very large sunglasses ( as per the picture) There has been a possible further sighting in the train Station today 07/07/2018 at 12:30 hrs at this point she wasn’t wearing sunglasses but was wearing a straw hat.

If anyone sees a female fitting the description please call in and make police aware, if approached the female will not come across as confused for the first few minutes but it will quickly become clear that she suffers from dementia.

 

 

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Teenager suffers serious injuries in West Bridgford assault

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenager was left with serious head injuries following an assault in West Bridgford.

The victim was in South Road, at about 11.30pm last night (Thursday 21 June 2018), when a car pulled up with four people inside. Two men got out and assaulted the teenager, hitting him over the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the head with a screwdriver. They then left the scene in the car.

The teenager was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment and has subsequently been discharged.

The suspects are described as black and were wearing parkas with fur around the hood.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch, including any motorists with any dash-cam footage of the incident.

If you can help call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 29 of 22 June 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Thieves drilling fuel tanks in West Bridgford

Please be aware that between 23rd January and 1st February 2018 West Bridgford Police have taken seven (7) reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off in the following locations:

Northwold Avenue, Linksfield Court, Earlswood Drive, Lansdowne Drive, Loughborough Road, Boxley Drive (all West Bridgford) and Templeman Close, Ruddington.

Vehicles currently targeted have been a 2 x Vauxhall Zafiras, Peugeot 206, Fiat 500, Nissan Note, Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has taken place overnight. It is likely that this is not a quick job for the offenders; whereby having to drill your tank and place containers underneath to collect the fuel as it drains, before returning to collect the containers. If you hear any noises outside, or your security light illuminates, please look out your window to see what has caused this, checking that nobody is near or under your vehicle.

If you have any information as to who is responsible, please call 101 quoting incident 000570-02022018 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Drilling of fuel tanks in West Bridgford

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Skimming device found on TSB cash machine

Police have released images of a man they want to speak after a West Bridgford cash machine was targeted with a skimming device. Officers were called out to the TSB bank in Tudor Square at around 7.10pm on Thursday 27 April 2017 to reports that a customer’s card had been retained in the ATM. A man then returned to the machine and withdrew the skimming device along with the customer’s card which was then used to make withdrawals totalling £300.

The man in the photos is described as being Asian or olive skinned, in his mid to late 20s with a chin strap beard. He was wearing a NY Baseball Cap, ribbed gilet, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

If you recognise this man or have any information that could help, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 17000184505. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Nottinghamshire Police is reminding people to shield their PIN numbers when using cash machines as this can prevent recording devices from capturing the information.

West Bridgford Police have reported that since February the TSB cash machine on Tudor Square has been subject to a skimming device being placed on the machine four times.

TSB cash machine

They have also released the following advice:

What Are Skimmers?

Skimmers are are essentially malicious card readers that grab the data off the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards. The thief has to come back to the compromised machine to pick up the file containing stolen data, along with the victims bank card that has been retained. With that information in hand, along with the victims bank card, the suspect then goes on to use the card, taking hundreds of pounds from their bank account.

The typical ATM skimmer is a device smaller than a deck of cards that fits over the existing card reader. Most of the time, the attackers will also place a hidden camera somewhere in the vicinity with a view of the number pad in order to record personal-identification-numbers, or PINs. The camera may be in the card reader, mounted at the top of the ATM, or even just to the side inside a plastic case holding brochures. Some criminals may install a fake PIN pad over the actual keyboard to capture the PIN directly, bypassing the need for a camera.

skimmer

Check for Tampering

When you approach an ATM, check for some obvious signs of tampering at the top of the ATM, near the speakers, the side of the screen, the card reader itself, and the keyboard. If something looks different, such as a different color or material, graphics that aren’t aligned correctly, or anything else that doesn’t look right, don’t use that ATM. The same is true for credit card readers.

If you’re at the bank, it’s a good idea to quickly take a look at the ATM next to yours and compare them both. If there are any obvious differences, don’t use either one, and report the suspicious tampering to your bank. For example, if one ATM has a flashing card entry to show where you should insert the ATM card and the other ATM has a plain reader slot, you know something is wrong. Since most skimmers are glued on top of the existing reader, they will obscure the flashing indicator.

Think Through Your Steps

Whenever you enter your debit card’s PIN, Just assume there is someone looking. Maybe it’s over your shoulder or through a hidden camera. Cover the keypad with your hand when you enter your PIN.

Even if you don’t notice the skimmer and swipe your card, covering your hand when you enter your PIN can keep you safe. Obtaining the PIN is essential, since the criminals can’t use the stolen magnetic stripe data without it.

Stop and consider the safety of the ATM before you use it.