Crime Update

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Local Crime Alert

Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had numerous reports of criminal damage in the Uppingham area.  Known suspect has damaged property/premises with graffiti.
These incidents occurred between 09/09/2019 17:15 & 11/09/2019 22:45.

One report of an attempt burglary residential in Chaple Lane, Barrowden. Unknown persons have attempted entry via a rear door damaging the lock. This incident occurred between 08/09/2019 15:00 & 13/09/2019 11:00.

One report of theft in Church St, Ryhall. Unknown persons have taken property from the side of the house. This incident occurred between 13/09/2019 10:00 & 13/09/2019 13:00.

Latest News – How to report possible terrorist activity

Who to contact: Call 999 if there is an immediate threat to life. If you have information about possible terrorist activity, call the police anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321. You can also call Leicestershire Police on 101 to report anything that you consider suspicious or connected with terrorism.

What is happening in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland?

Terrorism is a real and serious threat to us all. To counter the terrorist threat, we need to all work together to tackle the terrorist challenge.
We are working closely with key partner agencies and communities to tackle any extremism.

What can you do to help?

Although there is no specific threat to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, it is important that the public remain alert and aware of their surroundings. Together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

Report it

We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. These are difficult to define and we advise people to rely on instinct about whether something is suspicious. In any case we would prefer people to call us if in any doubt.

We will act on it

We will act on information from the public and potential security risks will be taken seriously. This might mean that sometimes roads are closed and buildings evacuated but we are sure that people in the region understand that public safety must always be our first concern and would react in their usual patient manner.

Protecting you

We are also sending a clear message that we will take action to protect the right of all communities to pursue their way of life as they wish, free of the fear of violence and intimidation.

Helping us to help you

Vigilance on the part of the public is one of the best ways of preventing and detecting crime, including terrorist crime. We firmly believe that communities defeat terrorism. Please let us know if you have any suspicions. We don’t mind if it proves to be a false alarm.

Report online material promoting terrorism or extremism

You can make your report anonymously. The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.  The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit puts considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material however, communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. Police depend on information from the public in efforts to keep us all safe and we are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it.

You can report material such as:
articles, images, speeches or videos that promote terrorism or encourage violence
content encouraging people to commit acts of terrorism
websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
videos of terrorist attacks
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Visit our website and report online
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111


Beat Surgery at Buttercross, Marketplace Oakham, on 21st Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 27th Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Thistleton Church on 5th Oct between 10:30 & 11:30
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 7th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

Local Crime Update Rutland – 7 days ending 7.9.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Theft of fence panels new build site, Spinny Hill Road, Uppingham Road between 1.20am-1.30am 4.9.19 (Wed).  A number of new fence panels (number not yet known) was believed removed in a white Mercedes van.  Reg No not known.

If you have any information on this theft or vehicle please contact Oakham Police quoting crime ref 19*474976.

North Beat.

Nothing appropriate for circulation.

South Beat

Preston – Burglary dwelling, Main Street, between 6pm 31.8 and 9am 1.9. Owner on holiday, believed entry gained but not yet known if anything stolen.

North Luffenham – Burglary dwelling, Rosewood Close, between 3.45pm – 4.15pm 3.9.19 (Tues).  Kawasaki motor cross bike stolen from garden shed.  Owner threatened with what appeared to be sawn off shotgun.  One arrest made enquiries continue into others involved.

Would anyone with CCTV living in the area check to see if they have any recording which may be of value to Police.  Pass to Eastern Counties Crime Unit quoting reference 19*469788.


Nothing appropriate for circulation.


Russ Horne.

Local Crime Update Rutland – 7 days ending 1.9.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Priority Crime for All Rural Areas.  Can you help?

Attention is drawn to the cross-border problems of sheep stealing and slaughter across the forces of Northants, Warwicks, and Leicestershire/Rutland).  Despite arrests there has been a further case in Northants on 30.8.19.

Northants Police are leading investigations with ‘Operation Stock’, but as they become more active, they are likely to displace more incidents to other areas (Rutland?).

The latest offence appears to have been committed at night so if you see anything or anyone that you think is suspicious please report to Police by 999 (crimes in progress) or 101.

Please read what you can do to help Police arrest these people.


Oakham Beat.

Nothing appropriate.

North Beat.

Market OvertonVehicle crime, theft of tools from van, outside St Peter and Paul’s Church, Church Lane between 10.30am-12.30pm (apologies, date not currently available).  Van left unlocked, work bag stolen containing: a scaffolding harness, keys, a wallet and driving licence, bank cards, and a yellow De Walt battery radio.

South Beat.

Nothing appropriate.

Uppingham Beat.

Uppingham – vehicle crime in Belgrave Road, theft of Satellite Navigation (make and description not yet known) between 6.30pm 27.8 and 7am 28.8. (Tues/Wed).  Vehicle locked; method of entry not known.

Burglary non-dwelling– Uppingham School premises, London Road between 5pm 27.8 and 8am 28.8.10 (Tues/Wed) entry forced to storage sheds.  Believed sports kit removed (details not yet known), and other kit thrown around.  Damage to door est. £100.

Criminal Damage to motor vehicle– Stockerston Road, between 8pm 19.7and 8am 21.8.19.  Deep scratch to drivers door panel (3rdoccasion this has happened).



Leicestershire News.

Do you know who these people are?


Russ Horne.

Local Crime Update for Rutland – last 7 days ending 25.8.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Oakham – theft from lorry parked Stamford Road roundabout, between 2am-7.30am 19.8.19 (Mon). 7 small holes cut in lorry curtain before lock removed from rear door and 7 pallets of glass and copper bathroom fitting removed.  Estimate value not known.

North Beat.

Ashwell – theft of vehicle from Unit at Ashwell Business Park, Ashwell Road, between 19.6. and 19.8.19.  Stolen Vintage VW Camper van, metallic green and white top, index AML360T.  EV £9000.  Vehicle awaiting work when removed.

See photos of vehicle on site below.  Unlike the photos, the model has a VW badge on the; front this was removed to prevent theft.

Ryhall – Criminal Damage/Arson, 14 acres of Spring barley destroyed by fire in Little Casterton Road 8.15pm 19.8.19 (Mon).  3 children seen running away from scene.

Langham – Vehicle crime, Burley Road, between 6pm 19.8 and 8.50am 20.8.19 (Mon/Tues). Various parts stolen from a Land Rover Defender: two front doors, rear door, part of passenger seat and bonnet.

Nothing appropriate for circulation on South or Uppingham Beat.

If you have any information (CCTV?) about any of the crimes outlined, please contact your local Beat Officer or Crime Desk by telephoning 101.

Leicestershire Police – Good News.

Convictions for ATM attacks.

Proceeds of Crime – Repayment Order.

After being imprisoned for a combined total of 70 years in 2018 for dealing cocaine between the East Midlands and Dewsbury, a gang of 10 were further ordered to repay £1m+ under the Proceeds of Crime Act in recent judgements at the Leicester Crown Court.

Police seized: cash, large amounts of Premium Bonds, expensive watches, car and off-road motorcycles, personalised number plates and a number of digital devices; they were able to demonstrate these were purchased by the criminal profits of drug dealing.

Should those in prison fail to pay the Orders, the debt remains on their assets and/or they are likely to serve further time inside.


Russ Horne