Police are urging cyclists not to use the trails at the Northampton Bike Park situated on the former Hardingstone 9 golf course, as the trails have not yet opened and work is still ongoing by developers. For updates on when the park will open, please monitor West Northamptonshire Council & Northamptonshire Sport.
The Northampton South Neighbourhood Policing Team have been visiting the park frequently... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:41 by Sally Willis
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 13:03 by Sally Willis
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 10:55 by Sally Willis
Action Fraud has received 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem. The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of a newly announced government scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.
Please view our tweet to see a screenshot of the fake emails... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 11:02 by Sally Willis
Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be holding a bike marking event outside Tesco Extra Mereway, Clannell Road, Northampton, NN4 0JF on 15th January 2022 between 1400hrs-1600hrs
Please also feel free to come along to speak to your local officers about any issues of concern in your local community.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:53 by Sally Willis
Fake emails and text messages are a common tactic used by cyber criminals, their goal is often to convince you to click a link. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords and personal information.
In order to try and convince you that their messages are legitimate, criminals will pretend to be someone you trust, or from some... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 11:44 by Sally Willis
We have been advised that over recent months, cross-sector agencies have detected a significant increase in scams relating to the COVID Pass to steal money, financial details and personal information.
Please see the following and the attached leaflet
Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:31 by Sally Willis
Local elections are taking place across West Northamptonshire on Thursday 6 May 2021.
They will be held:
- for the new West Northamptonshire Council
- for local town and parish councils
- to elect a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
In Hardingstone not enough people stood to push the Parish Council to election (see attached notice).
If you are not already registered to vote, the deadline... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:52 by Sally Willis
There has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Northampton recently, the majority in evenings/night time.
Lock windows and doors, use a timer for lights switches. Keep curtains drawn with light on inside the premises.
CCTV helps the police catch and detain those responsible.
Look out for suspicious activity, such as vehicles with multiple occupants, parked up or just driving around slowly,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:27 by Sally Willis
As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:44 by Sally Willis