Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

Tags: Police Alert

5 Facts About Burglary - Protect Your Home This Summer

As the hot sun continues to shine, detectives across Northamptonshire working in the Force's Burglary Team issue advice to help people protect their homes from burglars.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Rogers, said: "First of all I want to make it clear that the only people 'responsible' for a burglary are the burglars themselves and in an ideal situation we would not have to issue crime prevention advice.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:53 by Vicky Smith

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Warning: Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Open Water

With the high temperatures expected to continue into this weekend (July 23/24), Northamptonshire Police is urging the public not to be tempted to swim in unsafe open waters.

The warning is being issued following the death of a number of young people who have sadly drowned in England over the past few days after getting into difficulties in rivers, lakes, canals, and quarries.

Whilst the Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:44 by Vicky Smith

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Distraction Thefts in Supermarket Car Parks

Distraction Thefts in Supermarket car parks

Thieves are operating in supermarket car parks by approaching unaccompanied women to tell them that damage has been caused to the rear of their car. When going to check, someone then removes handbags or purses from the front passenger seat and uses debit card to steal cash from ATMs. Please take the following steps to prevent this crime:

• Cover your PIN... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:50 by Vicky Smith

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Over 12 Million Suspicious Emails Reported by the Public

What is phishing and how does it work?

You wouldn't let a thief enter your home, but what if the thief was masquerading as someone familiar, such as a postman, and tricked you into opening the door? Phishing works in a similar way - criminals impersonate trusted organisations by creating legitimate-looking messages and websites in order to trick people into opening the doors to their personal information.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:58 by Vicky Smith

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Northamptonshire Police issue warning following fresh spate of courier fraud incidents

Officers at Northamptonshire Police are again encouraging members of the public to make their elderly relatives aware of courier fraud following fresh reports in the county.

Courier fraud involves fraudsters telephoning a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police, or another law enforcement authority, and tricking them into revealing their PIN number, bank card and personal details.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:41 by Vicky Smith

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Free County Lines Drugs Webinar for Parents and Carers

Would you like to understand more about county lines in Northamptonshire? Register for this upcoming webinar and learn how to keep your children safe.

Tuesday 17 May, 7pm - 8.30pm

Register for the webinar here

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 14:30 by Vicky Smith

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Domestic Burglaries in Northamptonshire Reduced by More Than Half

  • Home invasions in Northamptonshire down by 50.9%
  • Commercial burglaries reduced by 59.2%
  • 3800 fewer victims
  • Prolific offenders sent to jail
  • Victim satisfaction at 79%
  • Every burglary victim gets a visit from the police
  • Head of Crime's message to burglars – "We have made Northamptonshire a hostile place for you and our Burglary Team detectives remain dedicated to catching you and putting you behind bars."... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 May 2022 13:26 by Vicky Smith

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Don't Be a Victim of Distraction Burglary

Northamptonshire Police is committed to preventing and deterring doorstep crime from the County, and to help keep safe, those most vulnerable from this type of crime. Our Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) brings together members of the public, private, public, charity, and community sector organisations.

We are asking anyone who has contact with an elderly or vulnerable person to pass on the gentle... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:36 by Vicky Smith

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Avoid Distraction Burglary

Northamptonshire Police is committed to preventing and deterring doorstep crime from the County, and to help keep safe, those most vulnerable from this type of crime. Our Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) brings together members of the public, private, public, charity, and community sector organisations.

We are asking anyone who has contact with an elderly or vulnerable person to pass on the gentle... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:36 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Avoid Distraction Burglary

Northamptonshire Police is committed to preventing and deterring doorstep crime from the County, and to help keep safe, those most vulnerable from this type of crime. Our Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) brings together members of the public, private, public, charity, and community sector organisations.

We are asking anyone who has contact with an elderly or vulnerable person to pass on the gentle... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:36 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert