Mobile Phones Vans Sextortion Scams Driver Arrested In Burbage (Leicestershire Police)

Hello and we hope you are keeping well.

It is still looking good in Burbage with no recent reported incidents of vehicle theft or residential Burglary. Please be mindful if you are planning on going away over the coming weeks, criminals will target un-occupied properties. Please ensure you remove cash, jewellery, high value items and sentimental items.

Please ensure alarms are set and ask a neighbour to park on your drive if possible. We have items such as window alarms, light timers, PIR alarms and cactus spikes available at the office (sold at cost). Drop me an Email if you would like to know more

Lutterworth Road. A vehicle was reported as being in a ditch. EMAS and Police attended on the morning of the 6th of February. Thankfully the driver was only taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

New signs we have put up on Sketchley industrial estate to warn drivers of crime and patrols at local schools challenging dangerous parking. “i’m late” is not a good reason to put childrens lives in danger.  

Six vans (believed to be DPD) have had windows smashed on Watling Drive (Sketchley industrial estate) on Sunday 6th of February sometime between 12:30 and 21:45. Nothing was taken and it appears to be a targeted act of damage. If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious, please get in touch. Crime number 22000074353.

Following reports of abandoned vehicles in the village, we were able to remove a couple of them from Aston Lane and Lilac Close. Abandoning vehicles adds to the shortage of parking in the village and can increase road safety concerns. Abandoned vehicles can be reported here but if you have concerns they are stolen please contact 101. Police have different powers to the council so we are not always able to have them removed.

During patrols on Lutterworth Road on the 10th of February, a vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested under section 4 (driving/attempting to drive or being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst unfit). These types of actions by officers help keep our roads safe.

I have been contacted regarding the apparent increase in motorists using mobile phones whilst driving outside Burbage Infants and Juniors. This isn’t something we should even be having to advise but PLEASE do not use mobile phones whilst driving, especially outside schools. This includes checking social media, checking messages, answering calls or generally messing with the phone. Put it away to avoid any temptation. The school will be sending out an email to parents reminding them about this.
You can get six penalty points on your licence and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone when driving. If you get six points within two years of passing your test you will lose your licence. You can get three penalty points if you don’t have a full view of the road and traffic ahead or proper control of the vehicle. Having points on your licence will result in higher insurance costs.
You can report instances of this to
Scam reports from residents to raise awareness.

“Facebook messenger – a resident received a message from a female stating she was dying and giving her vast quantities of money away. The post is very emotional but ends up with her wanting you to email her. At some point you would be requested to give them your bank details. Please just block/ignore these types of messages.”

We get calls regarding scams or incidents of Sextortion. This is where messages you receive via text, email or online social media claim they have images of you but demand money to not share these with your family and friends. These are often scams that get sent out to millions of random people. Please visit this site for more information and support as to what to do and how to deal with these situations. 
Thank you for your time and take care,

Darren 6035

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