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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

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Bulletin 7 March 13th – March 31st 2020

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members
During the Government Lockdown we will be endeavouring to provide more frequent reports of crime in your neighbourhood and will also include additional crime prevention advice where appropriate. There is comprehensive advice on current frauds and scams on the Surrey Police web site but we will highlight a number of these over the coming weeks. As a result it is hoped that this newsletter will be circulated weekly subject to staff availability.
Please continue to follow Government guidelines as and when they are updated. In particular remember to only use your vehicles for essential travel and to adhere to social distancing rules when you are outside the home.
Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

Have you received a text claiming to be from the Government that you have been fined for leaving your home?

The latest in a series of scams relating to the coronavirus claims to be from the Government, telling the recipient their movements have been monitored through their phone and they must pay a fine or face a more serious penalty.

The scammers are getting more sophisticated and using spoofing technology to make the messages seem even more realistic by adapting the sender's name, using fake 'gov.uk' website URL's and even adding themselves to the conversation chain of the genuine 'GOV.UK' message sent out last week.

Unfortunately, the list of new scams associated with Covid-19 is growing by the day.

Please always seek advice before replying to any messages that you receive of this nature. If you've received this text, please ignore it as it is simply used as a way to steal your payment details.

The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of the virus. Any other claiming to be from the Government are false.

In all of these cases, do not click or tap any links that these messages ask you to.
Vehicle owners will be granted a 6 month exemption from MOT testing, allowing them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or to shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which would usually require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020.
Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and garages will remain open for essential repair work.
If you cannot get an MOT that is  due, because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to make sure people are not   unfairly penalised for things out of their control.
Find out more on the GOV.UK web site.

 If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.
Godstone, Nutfield, South Nutfield, Smallfield and Bletchingley

Burglary Business and the Community
Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone. Between March 27th and 30th there was a failed attempt to gain entry to a plant building and marks were left around the door and lock (ref 45200034320).
Nutfield Road, Nutfield. Around 22.00 March 26th the lock on a front gate was cut and the gate stolen by suspects who drove off in a vehicle (ref 45200033248).
High Street, Bletchingley. Overnight March 29th to 30th the fuel lines of a vehicle were cut and the fuel tank drained of approximately £60 of diesel (ref 45200033993).
Criminal Damage
High Street, Godstone. Between 00.01 and 08.00 March 26th a window of a property was cracked by a shot from a catapult (ref 45200033041).
Crab Hill Lane, Nutfield. Overnight March 26th to 27th the windows of a digger parked at the side of the road were smashed (ref 45200033417).
High Street, Nutfield. During the afternoon on March 29th an object was fired at the window of a house causing damage (ref 45200033878).
Moats Lane, South Nutfield. Overnight March 30th to 31st a digger was set alight causing extensive damage (ref 45200034334).
St Catherines Cross, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Around 17.00 March 28th the window of an unattended van was smashed but nothing stolen (ref 45200033709).
Plough Road, Smallfield. Around 12.30 March 31st turf on a cricket field was torn up after a pony and trap were ridden around it (ref 45200034465).
Vehicle Crime
Coneybury, Bletchingley. Overnight March 28th to 29th the driver’s side window of a van was smashed but no entry made (ref 45200033845).
Hurst Green
Criminal Damage
Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Around 17.20 March 29th a catapult was fired at a kitchen window. When challenged by the victim the suspect denied it but then admitted it claiming to be aiming for birds (ref 45200033952).
Vehicle Crime
Holland Road, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Between 13.00 and 14.00 March 28th the doors and bonnet of a car were scratched, possibly by a key (ref 45200033950).

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
 Leazes Avenue, Chaldon. Overnight March 26th to 27th a garage and outbuildings were broken into and hand power tools and two high valued bikes stolen (ref 45200033295).The padlock of another outbuilding was damaged as a result of forced entry but nothing stolen (ref 45200033402).
Rook Lane, Chaldon. Overnight March 31st to April 1st the door of a garage was damaged causing it to fall off and a chainsaw was stolen (ref 45200034614).
Warlingham and Tatsfield

Burglary Business and the Community
Parkside Mews, Warlingham. Between March 26th and March 31st a shed at a bowling club was broken into and a Honda rotary hand mower stolen (ref 45200034430).
Criminal Damage
Westmore Green, Tatsfield. Between 12.30 and 23.55 March 28th the side window of a house was smashed by a projectile (ref 452000338649).
If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:  tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk 
The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.
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If crime prevention advice is required you can contact our Crime Prevention Advisor Mr Mark Howells at: Email: mark.howells@surrey.pnn.police.uk
Tel: 101

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