Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

A dedicated police officer successfully predicts where and when burglars are likely to strike again – only this time, he’s waiting for them. If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Video evidence from a police body camera helps convict a violent offender, and a wine bar uses facial recognition cameras to tackle their pickpocketing problem If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using… Continue reading Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Cameras with artificial intelligence catch shoplifters in the act, and a dedicated police team arrests a burglar who broke into an elderly woman’s home while she was asleep If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the… Continue reading Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

  There has been a surge in the number of catalytic converters being stolen in London, with thieves becoming increasingly violent, police say. The Met’s motor vehicle crime unit investigated nearly 15,000 reports of such thefts in 2020, compared to 9,500 over the previous year. The devices, which reduce the emission of pollutants, contain precious… Continue reading Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing

Following the announcement of the easing of lockdown restrictions over the coming months, several festivals and concerts have been announced, with demand expected to be incredibly high. Some festivals have already sold out. As a result of the high demand for tickets, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are warning buyers to take extra care… Continue reading Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing

City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers

Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received 15,214 reports of email and social media hacking between February 2020 and February 2021 – 88 per cent of which were from individuals who had their personal accounts compromised by criminals. Visit Action Fraud to find out how to protect yourself and to report if… Continue reading City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers

Neighbourhood Watch and Faith Watch

Neighbouhood Watch is helping to keep you area safe, is your road represented yet? If not why not join us now.If you wish to become involved please download and complete a BBNWA Application Form and post or email it to us at the address shown. Vandalism, anti-social behaviour and hate crime – all issues that can affect religious… Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch and Faith Watch

Bexley Houndwatch – new initiative

Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association are pleased to announce a new initiative – HOUNDWATCH. We have formed a new partnership with The Missing Paw Team UK.This is designed to help prevent dog thefts, collate and raise awareness of antisocial behaviour, and improve the overall safety of dog walkers. We ask that you as a dog… Continue reading Bexley Houndwatch – new initiative

Attack of the clone firms: over £78 million stolen in ‘clone’ firm investment scams

New warning from Action Fraud, the City of London Police and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Number of ‘clone firm’ investment scams reported increased by 29% as UK went into first lockdown Victims scammed out of more than £45,000 each, on average 77% of investors do not know or are unsure what a ‘clone investment… Continue reading Attack of the clone firms: over £78 million stolen in ‘clone’ firm investment scams