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Friday 14 Apr 2017



Via our Community Alert network, below is an email  received from a resident today.  

“I live at *** Rugby Road and had been at a neighbours. I came back home at 12pm lunchtime today (Friday 14th April) to find a white male late 20s early 30s wearing a tracksuit/grey fleece and a woolly hat looking through my lounge window. I walked over and he walked to a silver van parked in the road. I asked him if i could help him and he asked if I wanted my drive block paved. I said no and he got in his van. I could not understand why he was looking into my lounge. He didn’t put a card through the door or anything. “ 

This is obviously suspicious behaviour and I have passed the email on to the police. 

If anyone has any information regarding such behaviour, please take as many details as possible, particularly any vehicle reg nos. etc and dial 101



Friday 03 Mar 2017


Did you see or hear anything?

Offence: Theft of Motor Vehicle        

Location: Woodlands Road, Binley Woods

Further details: Between 10am and 1030am on Thursday 2nd March 2017 unknown offenders have stolen a car and believed to have changed the identity (number plates) somewhere in the village.

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2017  

Between: 10am and 10:30 am

Incident No: 20170302-0316

We need information to take action If you have information regarding this, or any other crime, call Warwickshire Police on 101 or 01926 415000. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Friday 03 Mar 2017


Burglary Woodlands Rd

Incident 316

Please be aware that between 8.45am and 4.45pm on 2 March, offenders removed a panel from a rear UPVC door at a home in Woodlands Road, Binley Woods and entered the house.

Once inside, the offenders carried out a tidy search of the house before making off with a fake Rolex watch and the key to a high powered Ford vehicle.  The offender then left the premises and used the key to steal the vehicle from outside.

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Tuesday 21 Feb 2017



Burglary, Rugby Road, Binley Woods

Incident number: 113 of 20 February

Date: 19/02/2017 – 20/02/2017


Please be aware that during the night of 19 into 20 February, offenders entered the insecure front porch of a home in Rugby Road, Binley Woods and then attempted to break into the house through the front door.

The offenders caused damage to the door but failed to get into the house and nothing was stolen.

If you have information that you believe may be connection to this incident, please contact the Police on 101, quoting the incident number given.


Thursday 02 Feb 2017



There was a burglary yesterday (1st Feb) at a property on the Rugby Road, towards the speedway. The offenders are described as 2 males in there 20’s, one wearing white tracksuit bottoms, second male wearing a green parka coat with fur lined hood. They made off after they were disturbed and made off towards the woods at the back of the property towards Gossett Lane.



Anyone who may have seen these males yesterday between 08:15 and 16:30hours, can they please contact PCSO Charlene Cawte on 01788 853851 or email


Thursday 19 Jan 2017


In recent weeks there have been incidents of young people calling at houses in Binley Woods and Wolston wearing a “Back2Work” badge and trying to sell cheap merchandise at high prices. They all say that they are trying to get their lives together after finishing a prison sentence. 

The badges presented are a laminated printed notice with no identification, no organisation or address, but nice logo. 

This sounds very similar to the Nottinghamshire Knockers, who some months ago were operating within the area. They were groups of people who were driven down from Nottingham and forced to give their proceeds (or a percentage of) to a gang leader. 

The police have asked all residents to be wary and if approached by such people make note of as much detail as possible, including the license number of any vehicle that  they may be travelling in.

Also, I have just been advised by a resident that there is another scam going round at the moment that purports to be from iTunes, advising that Netflix has been been bought for £39.99 for one month….click on the link to cancel.

Don’t, just delete it.

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016


Posted on November 16, 2016 by admin

15/11/2016 Call prevention cold call scams

Warwickshire residents are warned to beware of cold calls from people offering ‘call prevention services’. These callers claim to be able to offer you protection against, ironically, cold calls, for a small monthly fee. In reality, if they do anything at all, the simply register your details with the Telephone Preference Service, which is a free to register service.

Would you give your bank details to a stranger in the street? No? Then NEVER give your bank details to cold callers. Never buy goods or services from cold callers. ALWAYS put the phone down.

15/11/2016 Scam Regarding Monitored Burglar Alarms
Residents are warned to beware of cold calls made from a mobile telephone number, from someone selling ‘monitored’ burglar alarms.  The caller claims that they are working on a ‘Warwickshire Awareness Campaign’ backed by Warwickshire County Council, selling devices that will alert the emergency services in the event of an emergency.

The caller claims that the system is entirely free to the over 55′s, bar a £300 installation fee.  Warwickshire Trading Standards can confirm that Warwickshire County Council is not running any such campaign.  This is a scam.  These cold calls are being made by rogue/high pressure alarm businesses wishing to install monitored alarms in resident’s homes. The alarms are often offered free of charge or for a low cost, but after installation residents are pressurised in to signing up to a high priced monitoring contract costing several thousand pounds.

NEVER buy goods or services from a cold caller.

15/11/2016 – Charity Books for Schools Sponsorship Scam

Warwickshire businesses and charities are warned to beware of cold calls from a rogue publication company claiming to be a charity.  The bogus charity claims to be seeking sponsorship for books for schools.  In reality, these books are hardly ever printed or distributed, making the sponsorship worthless.

NEVER engage in conversation with these callers or ask to be sent any information.  They will record phone calls and attempt to portray any interest as a verbal contract to buy/sponsor.

Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

Saturday 12 Nov 2016


Warwickshire Trading Standards Alert – Telephone Preference Service

Telephone Preference Service Alert

A consumer reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to represent the Telephone Preference Service. The caller asked the consumer to confirm their details, (the caller knew the name and address of the consumer) and then asked the consumer for the visa card details that were used when the consumer registered with the TPS.

These are bogus phone calls. The TPS is a free service. Consumers do not need to provide a debit or credit card to register and no one from the TPS would ever phone a consumer to confirm their name and address, nor ask for bank account or card details.

Never reveal personal or financial information to cold callers. These are criminal gangs that are only interested in stealing your account information or setting up direct debits for bogus services.

Saturday 12 Nov 2016



11/11/2016 Bogus NHS cold callers selling mobility products warning!


11-11-2016 02:45 PM GMT


Older residents are warned to beware of high pressure cold calls from companies selling mobility equipment and furniture. The cold callers falsely claim they are carrying out a survey on behalf of the NHS before trying to organise visits to the consumer’s home on the pretence of delivering a ‘free gift’ and measuring up for new products.


The cold caller’s telephone numbers may appear local, but they are unlikely to be located in Warwickshire. They are reported to be very persistent and may phone several times.


Residents are advised to put the phone down. 


Please feel free to pass on or re-publish this email alert

Saturday 05 Nov 2016


Fraudsters are sending out a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that claim you have to appear in court.

Concerned members of the public have reported receiving the email entitled “You’ve been witness summoned to court”.

The email entices people to click on a link to view their start time/case details. This link is likely to lead to malware.

This email has no connection to the CPS and anyone receiving the email should not download any attachments or click on any links.

§  Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

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§  Please feel free to pass on or re-publish this email alert