We’re asking for your assistance as we continue to work towards reducing crime across Scunthorpe.
As part of our ongoing commitment to crime prevention and detection in the Frodingham and Kingsway areas of the town, we have increased our presence on the streets, both on foot and on the road. You’ll notice more officers out and about and we’re here to help.
Please come and speak to us if you have any information or concerns about criminal activity or if you want advice about how you can keep yourself safe.
It reinforces our warnings to individuals who commit crimes that we won’t stop until we find you, and that we’re actively looking to reduce crime for residents living in Scunthorpe.
Detective Inspector John Cram from Scunthorpe CID said: “We’ve already seen some fantastic results in the Frodingham and Kingsway area with a significant drop in reported burglaries. We’ve arrested four key offenders who have either received custodial sentences, or remain in custody on remand awaiting trial.
“Undoubtedly the directed police attention and response to this concern has had an impressive impact. Without the co-operation of the victims, witnesses and the public and the invaluable information you provide the results would be much harder to achieve.
“Making sure our communities are a safe place to live is a team effort and that team is not just the police. It comprises of the police, partnership agencies and most importantly you the residents of North Lincolnshire. I would like to thank you for your assistance and recognise the important role you all play in this partnership and welcome your continued support.
“Police activity will continue in your area, and we’re now concentrating on the ongoing issue surrounding vehicle crime. I’m sure that with your assistance we will soon experience similar results in respect of reducing this criminality and prosecuting offenders.”
Here are some reminders about how you can protect yourself, in relation to car crime and burglary:
- Keep doors locked at all times
- Make sure windows are closed and locked whenever you leave the room
- Remove keys from doors and windows and secure them somewhere safe
- Keep valuables out of view
- If you want to check your home security think for a moment “how would I get in if I had lost my keys” then make some improvements today
- If you have a mobile phone or a lap top, download a free tracking App - Have a look at Find My Phone on Apple or www.Preyproject.com for android devices
- As the mornings get colder don’t be tempted to leave your vehicles running and unattended to defrost them.
- De-ice your cars before you set off but never leave it running
- Always lock your car
- Don’t display anything which an opportunist thief may think is worth stealing
- Even a bag of rubbish in the foot well may be mistaken for something of value. It could cost you the price of a replacement window
Any valuables can be registered for free at the police approved website www.immobilise.com
If you see anyone acting suspicious you can report it on 101. If there is a crime in progress call 999. And if you know that someone is committing crime in your neighbourhood you can help stop it anonymously by talking to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please make any information for the attention of DI Cram.