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Warning over doorstep callers claiming to be from telephone providers

Contributed by editor on Mar 27, 2009 - 08:54 PM

Trading Standards have had reports of calls to home owners in the Folkestone area supposedly from telephone providers report Neighbourhood Watch.

Crooks get away with £36,000 of branded shoes

Contributed by editor on Mar 24, 2009 - 12:06 AM

Thieves slashed a lorry curtain and stole  shoes worth £36,000 while it was parked on the A20 between Folkestone and Dover.

Truck crashes through fence at Folkestone racecourse

Contributed by editor on Mar 20, 2009 - 12:05 AM

Police have arrested a man following a report of a stolen tipper truck in Folkestone yesterday (19 March)  and found the vehicle.

Crime report - 6 March 2009

Contributed by editor on Mar 07, 2009 - 12:00 AM


Country Eye and Neighbourhood Watch have issued the
following warning:-

Thefts of Ammonium Nitrate and Diesel 

Concerns about the safe storage of ammonium
nitrate (AN)remain. Terrorists worldwide continue to use this substance
as the preferred explosive.

In December last year there were two incidents in
Kent where barns had been entered and large numbers of bags had been
slashed, spilling the prills. They appeared to be acts of vandalism,
however, when such a quantity of bags are slashed it is difficult to
tell if any AN has been removed.

At one of the sites a quantity of red diesel was
stolen the previous day. Diesel mixed with AN becomes Anfo, which is a
viable explosive. It transpired that diesel had also been stolen from a
nearby farm at the second incident. 

On Saturday 28 February 2008 another incident
occurred where a bag of AN was slashed on another farm. It has been
established that between 50kg and 100kg of AN was taken. In addition
diesel was taken from a nearby vehicle.  

It is now clear that there have been a series of related AN
and diesel thefts across Kent. Can you please be vigilant, and ensure
that your stocks are as secure as they can be. Advice can be obtained

Report any theft or damage immediately.  

Terrorist attack planners carry out extensive
research, visiting sites, photographing and filming.

Should you or your staff be suspicious of any
activity, please ring 999 if the activity is continuing, or Kent Police
on 01622 690690 if it is reported to you later by staff.  



Sally Coleman, Parish & NHW Liaison Officer 07870 999892 

PCSO Sarah Wallace  07772 226229

Village Warden Tanya Clark 07811 271303

90 vehicles stopped by Folkestone police in seatbelt safety drive

Contributed by editor on Feb 27, 2009 - 12:00 AM

Almost thirty motorists were caught not wearing seatbelts by Police officers who ran a special operation in Folkestone yesterday (26 February).

However, they have not been issued with the usual £30 fixed penalty notice, because they agreed to watch a road safety film shown by Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

A total of 90 vehicles were stopped by police in the operation designed to target motorists not wearing seatbelts and educate them about the dangers.

Of the 90 vehicles stopped:

5 will be required to produce their driving documents within the next 7 days
2 had excess tint in their tinted windows and will need to be corrected
1 had no insurance
1 driver was cautioned for possessing cannabis
1 driver was issued with a prohibition notice which means he can't drive the car until he had corrected all its dangerous defects including a bald tyre.

All those stopped were given a leaflet entitled: 'Don't become another statistic' that has been designed by South Kent's Roads Policing Officer, PC Ian Clark and funded by the Shepway Community Safety Unit.

It is estimated around 460 lives nationally are lost every year by not wearing seatbelts, and 35% of drivers injured in collisions are aged between 16 and 25.

The operation is part of on-going work to reduce the number of casualties on South Kent roads, which is around 1420 a year.

PC Ian Clark said: "There has been a positive response from many of the drivers who took the option of viewing the safety film, saying it has given them a wake up call."

"We are not out to pick on motorists, but educating them in this way can have a positive impact and make them think the next time they get into their vehicles."


Crime report - 13 February 2009

Contributed by editor on Feb 13, 2009 - 01:00 AM


Neighbourhood Watch has reported the following:-


A vehicle  parked overnight on 7th/8th February in
Heyford Close, Hawkinge had a side window smashed and a sat nav which was
sitting on the dashboard was stolen.

Once again a gentle reminder not to leave sat navs in vehicles.


Sally Coleman, Parish & NHW Liaison Officer 07870 999892 

PCSO Sarah Wallace  07772 226229

Village Warden Tanya Clark 07811 271303

Police seek your views on 'youth gatherings'

Contributed by editor on Jan 09, 2008 - 08:24 PM
Kent Police are currently seeking your views on "Youth Gatherings" and are inviting residents to participate in a survey on the subject.

If you would like to take part go to the Kent Police website and click on the survey link.

They are asking that you encourage as many young people as possible to participate as their views are considered to be equally important.

Crime round-up 24 September 2004

Contributed by editor on Sep 24, 2004 - 02:46 PM


<SPAN class=newstext>Police are appealing for information about an unprovoked assault o­n a 20-year-old man in Saltwood.

The man was walking along Sandling Road, Saltwood with his girlfriend at around 7.25 pm o­n Friday night, 17 Sept, when he passed a group of male youths where were walking towards him. o­ne of the youths called out to the man, and as he turned round, punched him in the face. The youths then ran off in the direction of Brockhill School. The offender is a white male aged 15-17, 5’10â€? tall, of medium build. He had a pale complexion and was wearing a light blue sweat shirt with a white logo, dark blue jeans and a dark brown baseball cap. He also had a signet ring. Did you see this group run away?


<SPAN class=newstext>A rear windscreen wiper was stolen from a Nissan Micra parked at Neason Court, Neason Way, Folkestone between 7.00 pm o­n Wed 15th and 9.00 am o­n Thurs 16th Sept. (11819)


<SPAN class=newstext>Two bikes, o­ne an Appollo and the other a Raleigh, were stolen from a shed in the back garden of a house in Ashley Avenue, Folkestone between 4.00 pm o­n Sat 18th and 10.00 am o­n Sun 19th Sept.


Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Folkestone Police Station o­n 01303 850055.

<SPAN class=newstext>Alternatively, you could phone Crimestoppers o­n 0800 555 111. The call is free, you don’t have to leave your name and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Keep car windows shut say Police

Contributed by admin on May 17, 2004 - 11:06 PM

<FONT color=#0000cc><FONT color=black>KEEP CAR WINDOWS SHUT SAY  POLICE<FONT size=2>

<FONT size=2><FONT color=black>Drivers in Kent are being warned to keep car windows shut to protect against thieves, despite warm weather.

Kent police said thieves often target cars left unsecured even if o­nly for short periods of time, and windows, doors and boots should stay locked.

Owners should not leave valuable objects o­n show and keep registration documents separate from the vehicle.

Coins stolen in burglary

Contributed by editor on Feb 02, 2004 - 03:19 AM


Commemorative and Princess Diana coins were part of a haul stolen in a burglary in the area of The Street Hawkinge o­n 30 January between late morning and early afternoon.

Together with the coins, an antique silver stopwatch, camcorder, and Playstation 2 games were also taken.

Police are appealing for witnesses of anything suspicious and would like to trace a small pale yellow van seen in the area which they want to eliminate from their inquiries.

If you have any information, details of how to contact the police are o­n PC Moody's <FONT face=Arial color=blue size=2>Police Matters page.

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