14th February 2011

Property Damage

On Thursday the 10th February 2011 at around 1am a window was smashed to a property on Carlyle Street, Sinfin, Derby.


At around 8pm (2000hrs) on the same date another window was also damaged at the address.


If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Pc 2910 Jamie Robinson on 0345 123 3333 quoting CR/7668/11 refers.



14th February 2011

Burglary in the Sinfin Neighbourhood.

The Chase, on Sunday 13 February. Offenders force a rear window, search made and laptop stolen.


Mead Close, Sunday 13 February. Offenders force a rear door, search made. Jewellery and cash stolen.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Burglary Team on 0345 123 3333



7th February 2011

Recent Sinfin Burglaries

Between Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6 February a burglary took place on The Chase, Sinfin. Offenders forced a rear door amd gained entry. Search made but nothing stolen.


Willowherb Close, on Sunday 6 February, Offenders enter through an insecure door, makes a search and steals a camera and mobile phone.


Grasmere Cres, offenders force the front door. Search made and jewellery stolen.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Burglary Team on 0345 123 3333




7th February 2011


Derbyshire Constabulary has launched its new website to give people more information about their local officers and make it easier for them to contact the force.


The new site is easier to navigate and gives people the chance to personalise the homepage, showing them the latest news from their area each time they visit, as well as meeting details and local priorities.


Residents will also find it simpler to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and they can fill in an on-line form to suggest the issues their team should be tackling in the community.


Web manager Ben Sherwin said: "We wanted a website that gave the force a modern face and made it easier for the public to find the information they most commonly look for.


"We also wanted a site that encouraged people to come back more often to keep up-to-date with their local policing team."


The search facility has also been improved so that searches will retur n results from Derbyshire police and the national Ask the Police website. It is anticipated that this will reduce non-emergency calls to the force as more people find what they need on line.


The Derbyshire Police Authority website has also been revamped, sharing a similar design to the new force website.


For more information, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk




3rd February 2011

Vehicle Crime in Sinfin


Sinfin Lane, theft of a Moto Roma GoGo moped registered number BU59GMY, still outstanding.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Volume Crime Unit on 0345 123 3333




2nd February 2011

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement

Members of the public are being invited to play a part in the arrangements established to manage sexual, violent and other serious offenders in the community.

Derbyshire Constabulary, Derbyshire Probation Trust and the Prison Service, who together form the responsible body for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Derbyshire, are looking for one new lay adviser to join the strategic management board which oversees the arrangements.


The board has recently welcomed a new lay member, Liz Ramsay, and is now looking for a second.


As volunteers, advisers are asked to give around eight hours of their time each month to the board. They are not expected to be experts on the arrangements and no formal qualifications are necessary. Training will be provided to help those appointed to become familiar with the role. As informed observers, lay advisers reflect the community interest by asking questions about how public protection work is ca rried out by the agencies.


Mrs Ramsay has experience of working in the voluntary sector. She has recently worked for a youth volunteering project based at Community Action Derby, which encouraged young people to carry out voluntary work.


She said: "I have worked at a women's refuge with victims of domestic violence and also at a hostel with former offenders. I felt that becoming a lay adviser on the MAPPA board would give me the opportunity put this experience to good use.


"I raised my five children in Derbyshire so I have strong ties to the county. As a lay adviser, I hope to give something back to the community."


Assistant Chief Constable Alec Wood, who chairs the management board, said: "We all recognise the importance of public protection and lay advisers bring a valuable viewpoint from the communities in which they live and work.


"They make an important contribution to the safety of our communities."


More information about MAPPA can be found at




Anyone interested in applying for the role should visit the Police Staff Vacancies section of the Derbyshire Constabulary website





2nd February 2011

DVLA Scam Email Warning 

Watch out for emails claiming to be from DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link - it's a scam. DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately.

Scam phishing email

The email appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details. If you get the email below, do not respond to it and delete it immediately.

This warning has also been published on the Directgov website:



From: DVLA

Subject: Update Your License Details

We are currrently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify there driver's license details.To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.

{Fake link}

Drivers that refuses to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver's License and will have to take a fresh driving test.

We sincerely apologise for any inconviniences this might have caused you.

Thank you for your co-operation.

(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL




1st February 2011

Attempted Burglary

On Monday 31 January an attempt burglary took place on Tobermory Way, Sinfin. CR/5590/11. Offenders force a rear window, unable to gain entry. Damage caused but nothing stolen.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Burglary Team on 0345 123 3333




1st February 2011

Derbyshire Police Recruitment Campaign

Derbyshire police are launching a campaign to recruit more Special Constables across the county.


The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers, who work alongside local Safer Neighbourhood team constables and PCSOs.


Specials play a crucial role in fighting crime and making the county safer. They have the same powers as police officers and are required to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a week.


Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: "We have around 300 Special Constables at the moment and they are a valuable resource.


"They often work in the area they are from so they know the issues faced by the community and they are aware of local troublemakers."


Eleven events are being held to give people the chance to find out more information about the Special Constabulary before they decide whether to apply. They will be held on:


Tuesday, February 15, 6pm, police headquarters, Ripley

Tuesday, February 15, 7pm, New Mills Senior School

Thursday, February 17, 6pm, St Mary's Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby

Thursday, February 17, 7pm, Fairfield Junior School, Buxton

Monday, February 21, 7pm, Bakewell Town Hall

Monday, April 11, 6pm, police headquarters, Ripley

Wednesday, April 13, 6pm, St Mary's Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby

Monday, September 5, 6pm, police headquarters, Ripley

Wednesday, September 7, 6pm, St Mary's Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby

Monday, October 3, 6pm, police headquarters, Ripley

Wednesday, October 5, 6pm, St Mary's Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby



The Special Constabulary recruits people of all ages and backgrounds, but there are a few basic criteria that people need to meet if they want to join. You must be in good health, of good character and at least 18 years old to apply.


ACC Collins added: "It's an excel lent chance for people to give something back to the community and I hope people take up the opportunity."


For further details, or an application pack, contact 0300 330 1330, email recrui[email protected] or visit www.derbyshire.police.uk



27th January 2011

'Most Wanted'

The police and crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, Tuesday 25 January launched a list of the 10 'Most Wanted' people sought in connection with distraction burglaries.


The campaign will also warn the public to be careful about who they let into their homes especially as it approaches February, a time of year when burglaries traditionally peak. Distraction burglars trick their way in to the houses of the elderly and vulnerable, by pretending to be a type of official or asking for assistance.


The 10 'Most Wanted' individuals are featured on Crimestoppers Most Wanted site:




Please, where possible visit the Crimestoppers Most Wanted site and be vigilant and look out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours during this time of year. Please report any suspicious behaviour to Derbyshire Police on 0345 123 33 33 or by contacting Crimestoppers.




27th January 2011

Warning: Nuisance Calls Scam

Since Wednesday 19 January several residents in the Mickleover area have received calls from a man stating that they would be able to stop 'nuisance calls' for a 'one off fee of £35'.

The caller then goes on to ask for the listneres bank and card details and then goes even further asking for more personnel details. To date we believe that no-one has given there details to the caller.

Please be mindful that no-one would work in this way, do not give any details out to people that you dont know, especially in cases like this.


There are ways that you can get nuisance calls stopped but you need to approach your provider and this is mainly dealt with after paperwork has been completed.


If you require further information please contact your local provider.



24th January 2011

Police: Operation Dashner!

Derbyshire Police Stolen Goods Market Project, is now also running Operation Dashner. This is targeting the increase in metal thefts and the scrap metal dealers that are buying and selling stolen scrap metal.


If you have any information about this please contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0345 123 3333

or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111



20th January 2011

Police: Christmas Anti-Drink Drive Campaign!

Derbyshire police have released the results of their Christmas anti-drink drive campaign.

The campaign ran between Thursday, December 1 and Saturday, December 31, during which time officers conducted breath tests on drivers across the county to reduce the number of people driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Officers administered 656 breath tests and of those,115 people (17.5 per cent) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.

During the 2009 campaign, officers conducted 1,011 breath tests and of those, 121 people (or 11 per cent) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson said: "Our campaign was very much intelligence-led, allowing us to target drivers who persistently drink-drive rather than conducting mass-testing.

"We received ten pieces of information from Crimestop pers about drink-drivers and several people contacted police directly to pass on details of drivers they believed were drinking before getting behind the wheel.

I want to thank everyone who came forward with information and I hope these figures show that we take drink-driving seriously."

Chief Insp Wilson said he was disappointed that so many people failed breath tests during the campaign. He added: "I am dismayed that so many people disregarded police advice and flouted the law by drink-driving and posing a risk to other road users.

"Some people may feel that it is not a serious offence. But just ask those who go on to lose their licences, get a criminal conviction and possibly lose their jobs how serious an offence it is."

A call was received about a suspected drunk driver on December 27. Police stopped the man in Ilkeston and he was breathalysed. The 21-year-old gave a positive test and was arrested and later charged.

Police received a call about a suspected drunk driver in Whaley Brid ge on December 23. The 20-year-old woman was stopped and breathalysed. She gave a positive test and was arrested and later charged.

Throughout December, the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership encouraged people not to drink and drive. Adverts highlighting the dangers of drink driving featured in newspapers, on the radio and in pubs.


If you have any information relating to incidents or crimes, please call 0345 123 33 33

In an emergency call 999

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information about crime

For any queries or changes to community messaging contact details, please call 0345 123 33 33 and ask for your Divisional Community Information Officer




18th January 2011

Police: Sinfin Burglary!

Between Friday & Monday 14 & 17 January a burglary took place on Islay Rd, Sinfin. CR/2288/11. Offenders force a rear door panel, rooms searched, computer equipment & laptops stolen.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Burglary Team on 0345 123 3333




14th January 2011

Police: Cold Call Scam!

A company is cold calling offering a free prize draw to win a car in exchange for name, address and telephone details. The company will then ring the householder to arrange a sales visit trying to sell high value carpet cleaners. The sales visit may take some time and the householder may feel pressured into buying the cleaner.


Reputable companies do not usually advertise for business by calling at your home uninvited and will not visit unless you ask them to. They'll also explain your consumer rights which rogue traders will not do.


If goods or services cost you more than £35 you have cancellation rights to end the contract within seven-days. If you're not given a written notice explaining your cancellation rights the contact is unenforceable. The trader is committing a criminal offence and you do not have to pay.

If you have a complaint about such an issue you can call Government-funded advice service Consu mer Direct on 08454 04 05 06


If you're threatened or intimidated call the police on 0345 123 33 33 or in an emergency dial 999


Sarah Stringer, Senior Enforcement Officer

Trading Standards Division, Derbyshire County Council

Tel 01629 539842




13th January 2011

Police: Parcel Scam!

Parcels have been delivered to addresses and the resident or Business owner of the property has no knowledge of the account or parcel, but their details have been used.


They have signed for it and retained it, contacting the company concerned. In the meantime a male claiming to be from a well known Delivery Company has attended to collect the parcel, as it was delivered in error. Even providing branded delivery paperwork. The parcel has then been handed over to this male (The Fraudster) from the home owner and he walks away with a laptop.


Please be aware of this potential fraud and the fact to check when parcels are delivered or returned at their doors, and who is coming to their doors and if in doubt to call the Police !


This is the first recent incident for Derbyshire that this large company is reporting, but there are presently other reported similar incidents in Stoke, Notts and Birmingham.


If you require further information contact Pc Foster on 0345 123 3333




29th November 2010

Police: Warning of Cash Back Scam!

There have been several queries over the last few days where emails are being sent in relation to Cash Back and check your receipts.

Enquiries have been made by the Police and these have been found to be unsubstantiated. We have no victims within the Derbyshire area.


Check Your Receipts - Cash Back Scam Warning Email



Message warns shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the check-out at Sainsbury's and other UK stores because many people are being caught out by a scam in which unscrupulous cashiers add unauthorized cash back requests to transactions and pocket the cash rather than give it to customers.


If you have any information relating to incidents or crimes, please call 0345 123 33 33

In an emergency call 999

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information about crime




23rd November 2010

Police: Warning of Burglaries in the Area!

Between Monday & Tuesday 22 & 23 November a burglary took place on Waltham Ave, Sinfin. Offenders gained entry through a rear door. Search made, TV, jewellery & toiletries stolen.


If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact us on 0345 123 3333




19th November 2010

Police: Warning of Garage Thefts!

Between Saturday & Thursday 13 & 18 November thefts in the Sinfin area.

Maree Close, offenders gain access to a garage and steal pedal cycles.

Redland Close, offenders gain access to a garage, search made and alcohol stolen.


If you have any information contact us on 0345 123 3333




16th November 2010


Thanks to Sinfin, Spondon Against Incineration (SSAIN) the fight against the controversial waste treatment plant being built in Sinfin has been won.

The planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the city planning committee's decision to reject plans for the gasification plant in Sinfin.

It means the committee's decision is to refuse planning permission because of concerns over emissions and the impact on health, stands.

Simon Bacon of campaign group Sinfin, Spondon Against Incineration (SSAIN) said: "This is a fantastic day for us. A lot of hard work and time went into fighting this, not least during the 12 day public inquiry so we are delighted the inspector took on board our concerns."


Well done and a big 'THANKS' to Simon Bacon, Dorothy Skrytek, Councillor Robin Turner, Councillor Baggy Shanker, Councillor Prem Chera and everyone else who supported the campaign for the people of Sinfin.


Full Story: Derby Evening Telegraph


14th November 2010

Trading Standards: Warning of Scams!

As the price of gold reaches an all time high, Trading Standards is warning consumers interested in selling their jewellery, to shop around amidst mounting reports of scams across the country. Selling gold jewellery to make ends meet in this recession is becoming increasingly popular but sellers are urged to beware of conmen keen to cash in on the trend. There is a wide disparity in how much shops or dealers will pay for gold and unfortunately, there isn’t much Trading Standards officers can do if people are getting a bad deal, provided the trader is not actually misleading the seller about the gold’s worth.


Trading Standards can only urge people to shop around to make sure they are getting a fair price for their gold.


Top advice from Trading Standards:


* Never deal with people who visit your home asking if you have any jewellery to sell as they may be rogue traders or even would-be burglars.


* Don’t respond to adverts offering to buy your gold if the trader has no fixed premises.


* Remember that if someone tells you that they will give you ‘x’ amount for your piece of jewellery, that is not the same as saying that this given piece is worth that amount.


* Get several quotes to make sure you are getting a fair offer for your jewellery.


* Make sure your jewellery is weighed with accurate scales, verified and stamped by an authorised person, before you are given a price for it.


* If your jewellery contains any precious stones be sure that their value is taken into account. If in doubt get such items valued by a reputable jeweller first.


* Any precious metals dealer is required to display a hallmarking notice in the location where he deals with customers – it is an offence not to do so.


* Look for the carat marking on your jewellery’s hallmarking stamp to check the gold’s purity – it is likely to be either 9 or 18 carat.




13th November 2010

Police: Warning of Burglaries!

Police in Derbyshire are warning the public to be on their guard against burglars as dark winter nights draw in.


Although house burglary has fallen by 55 per cent in the last seven years there is usually a seasonal increase at this time of year as opportunist thieves take advantage of the dark evenings. To help keep burglary down, police are stepping up patrols, delivering advice leaflets and targeting known offenders as well as asking residents to think about their home security before the clocks go back this weekend. In some areas officers will also give out free burglar alarms and timer switches. Assistant Chief Constable Alec Wood said: "The low level of burglary is really encouraging but at this time of year with the nights drawing in it's worth taking stock of your home security.


"As it gets dark it's easier to tell when a home is unoccupied so it pays to introduce some simple security measures to create the impression that someone's in.

"This not only helps to deceive burglars but it also reduces the chance that your home will be targeted.

"Timer switches are a good example and ensure your lights are on before you get home.


"Leaving lights on when you go out is another option but remember to draw your curtains to stop people from seeing in. You may also want to consider using low-energy light bulbs to help reduce your energy costs.


At any time of the year, the following home safety tips are useful to deter a potential burglar:


• Don't leave any valuables where burglars could see them.


• Place small, high value items and banking documents a safe or secure and discreet location within the home. Do not leave them lying around.


• Mark all property with a UV pen so that when it is recovered by the police it can be reunited with its rightful owner and so police can prosecute burglars and handlers effectively. You should also register any valuable property using an asset register such as www.immobilise.com


• Ensure your property is secure and doors and windows are locked even when you are at home. It only takes seconds for an opportunist criminal to enter your premises and steal valuables.


• Ensure that your property is fitted with locking windows and substantial locks on doors as this will deter criminals.


• If possible fit a burglar alarm to your premises.


• If you would like a free security survey of your home or business contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0345 123 33 33


Be vigilant and report suspicious activity immediately to the police either on:


• 999 if you believe a crime is in progress


• 0345 123 33 33 if you have ongoing information in relation to criminals or offences.


• Anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111



11th November 2010

Police: Warning of Distraction Burglaries!

Police are advising residents to remain vigilant after a spate of distraction burglaries.


A series of burglaries took place in Ilkeston on Wednesday, November 10. Others were reported in south Derbyshire and Alfreton.


The first incident happened at around 5pm when a man knocked on the door of an elderly woman in Ebenezer Street, Ilkeston. He told the 83-year-old there was a fault with the electrics and it may cause a fire so he needed to check the TV. The woman let him in and another man then appeared in the hallway. She immediately became suspicious and asked them to leave. Nothing was taken but kitchen drawers had been searched.


The men are both described as white, around 5ft 11in, in their early 40s and wearing a black long sleeve jumper, black tracksuit bottoms and a black cap. One was slim and the other was of medium build.


A man claiming to be from the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team went to a property at Green Lane, Ilkeston at around 5.15pm. He kept the 88-year-old man talking at the back door while another man entered the house and went upstairs. A large amount of cash was stolen.


Another distraction burglary took place at High Lane East, West Hallam, at around 6.30pm. A man knocked on the door claiming to be from the water board and asked the 90-year-old man to turn off the water. Two other men also went into the house and asked the victim to carry out a number of tasks. Once the men left the victim noticed a large amount of cash had been taken from the kitchen. A number of the notes were old tender £20 notes and police are urging bank workers in the area to contact police if a large amount of old notes are brought in.


Another man claiming to be a police officer went to the house of a 92-year-old woman in Mansfield Road, Alfreton, at around 7.15pm. He said he was investigating burglaries in the area and asked the woman to check everything was i n order. When she went upstairs to check her purse the man followed her and snatched the purse before running away. The man was white, around 5ft 7in, in his late 20s, of slim build, with a tanned complexion and short dark hair. He was clean shaven and wore a dark coloured jacket and trousers.


There was also a suspicious incident reported at 5pm on Critchley Street, Ilkeston where three or four men knocked on the door and said they needed to speak to the homeowner about electricity. The occupant didn't let them in. On Tuesday, November 9 at around 11am two men claiming to be from the water board knocked on the door of an elderly couple in Burton Road, Swadlincote. The couple, aged 85 and 86, allowed one of the men into their home and he checked the taps. Later that evening, when they went up to bed, they noticed money missing from a wallet. The man is described as tall and well built, in his 40s.


Detective Chief Inspector Sam Slack said: "Distraction burglars prey upon elderly and vulnerable people who are trusting of strangers.

"We would appeal that anyone with information about these incidents contact police to help us catch these criminals.

"We would urge people not to let strangers into their homes. If you are not expecting a visitor, don't let them in. Call the police or a friend or family member so someone is with you and can check the visitor's identity."


Police are investigating whether any of the burglaries are linked.


Anyone with any information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


9th November 2010

Shed Thefts Warning

Sometime between 10:30pm on Sunday 7th November and 08:00am on Monday 8th November a number of sheds were broken into at Merrill Way Allotments. Over 20 sheds were targetted and items including a Honda generator red & black, petrol lawnmowers including a yellow JCB make and Stihl strimmers were taken.


Anyone with any information or has seen anything suspicious please contact Police on

0345 123 3333.


8th November 2010

Nottingham Police: Warning of Credit Card Scam

This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they

want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it.


This information is worth reading!!!!!


By understanding how the VISA & MasterCard Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. Complainant received a call on Wednesday from "VISA", and another complainant was called on Thursday from "MasterCard".


The scam works like this:

Person calling says, "This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My badge number is 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for £497.99 from a Marketing company based in London ?”.

When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from £297 to £497, just under the £500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?" You say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 0800 number listed on the back of your card (0800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number.

The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"


Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works:

The caller then says, "I need to verify you are in possession of your card." He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers." There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, "That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?"

After you say, "No," the caller then thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask

for or tell you the Card number.

But ……………….after the call on Wednesday, the victim made a call back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are they glad they did! The REAL VISA Security Department told them it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of £497.99 was charged to their card. Long story - short - they made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing them a new number.

What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them!!!!! Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or MasterCard directly for verification of their conversation.

The real VISA told them that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit, however, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost too late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.

What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, there was a call received from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam.

This time they didn't let him finish and hung up!

They have since filed a police report, as instructed by VISA.

The police have received several of these reports daily!

The Police have urged Forces to tell everybody that this scam is happening.


Please pass this on to all your family and friends. By informing each other, we protect each other.



4th November 2010

Handling Stolen Goods

Operation Lurcher,the Stolen Goods Market Project that is targeting those people receiving and selling stolen goods have now made contact with most of the high risk trades and trades people especially connected with the stolen goods markets.

If you have any information about where else this is happening please contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team or Crimestoppers.


If you have any information relating to incidents or crimes, call 0345 123 33 33


Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111



1st November 2010

Project Officer for the Sinfin Local Nature Reserve Appointed

Welcome to Jean Lung following her appointment as the Project Officer for the Sinfin Local Nature Reserve. We have one year to build a garden, renew the Community Centre, invite schools onto the reserve, train more conservation volunteers, start walking for health, develop an events programme for neighbours, encourage more young people to join our free nature club and find more funding.

Thanks go to the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park and Nature Reserve for being the first group in the WildDerby partnership to employ a project officer in order to further their work.



26th October 2010

POLICE: Press Release

Four men from Derby have been recalled to prison for breaching their release licences.


The men Ashley Campbell, Shalane Blackwood, Duane Gregory and Marvin Barrett were all on licence with conditions not to associate with each other. Following a joint investigation between Derby officers, working on Operation Redshank, and officers in Stoke, the four men were seen together outside a nightclub.


They have since been arrested and returned to prison.


Chief Inspector Sunita Gamblin said: “Prisoners who are released on licence need to realise that they must abide by the conditions of their release.


“These arrests show that we are determined to take action against those who break the law.  We have worked closely with Staffordshire police and managed identify these men.


“As soon as we realised who they were we made arrangements for their arrest and return to custody.” 



Friday 1st October 2010

Morrisons Phishing Scam

Morrisons is warning its customers to avoid a phishing scam designed to encourage them to handover their credit card details. Customers are being targeted with e-mails to a website www.morrisons-offers.co.uk, which purports to offer a 15% discount on their next three purchases. The website asks users to sign up with their credit card details but Morrisons can confirm that it is a scam. The fake website is designed to look similar to Morrisons own website and has links to it. Morrisons online team said: "Phishing scams are designed to get personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims. We want internet users to know this is not our website and that this appears to be a scam to gain access to customers' credit card details"


The scam website went live today (September 29th 2010) and Morrisons has already taken steps to prevent people being affected: the website has now been removed and e-mail providers are being informed about the fraudulent mail. Morrisons online team said: "We've taken action to have the website taken down and are alerting email providers to the scam emails but we want to warn people that have already been sent the e-mail not to hand over their personal details."


Below is the appearance of the e-mail:-


----- Original Message -----


Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:07 PM

Subject: New Morrisons Offer


> This email is intended to inform you that there is a new offer at

> Morrisons Store.


> This is a 2 weeks time offer.Register your card online at

> http://www.morrisons-offer.co.uk and you will get 15% discount when using

> your card to pay in our stores.



> Thank you for shopping with us!

> Morrisons Team




Wednesday 29th September 2010


On Tuesday 28 September a burglary took place on Kingsley St, Sinfin. CR/53575/10. Entry by an insecure rear window, cash stolen

If you have any information contact us on 0345 123 3333




Wednesday 7th September 2010

Inquiry begins into Sinfin incinerator plans

A public inquiry is under way into plans for a waste incinerator in Derby. The proposals for the plant, at Sinfin, were rejected in December over health and environmental fears.

The company behind the plans, Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), appealed against the Derby City Council decision, prompting the inquiry. Two sessions open to the public are being held at Derby's Council House on 15 September and St Stephen's Church Hall, Sinfin Lane, on 16 September. RRS put forward the scheme as part of deal with the city and county councils to treat all the county's un-recycled waste for 27 years. The plant would slowly heat material to release gas, which would then be burned to create electricity.

More than 300 residents had objected to the proposals, raising concerns about health and environmental problems, and arguing for a greater focus on recycling.

The inquiry is expected to last up to a month.

BBC News



Tuesday 6th September 2010

Police urge people to be vigilant after spate of lead thefts

POLICE are urging people to report suspicious behaviour after a spate of copper and lead thefts from houses across parts of Derby.

Throughout the summer, there was a total of eight thefts of lead and six thefts of copper from homes in Sinfin and Austin.

Those incidents mainly involved lead flashing being ripped from roofs or copper piping being pulled from the exterior of properties.

In four incidents, the thieves shut off the gas supplies to the target houses before removing piping.


PC Laura Baker, from the Austin safer neighbourhood team, said it was vital that people reported suspicious activity.

She said: "Obviously there is also a concern that the gas supplies at some properties have been tampered with.

"I'd ask that people report to the police anyone acting suspiciously around a property and if anyone knows anything to let us know."

Areas targeted in the thefts, between May and August, included Glengarry Way, Donington Close and Coleridge Street, in Sinfin.

Anyone with information on the thefts should contact police on 0345 123 3333.


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