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Beddington North Ward - Update from Beddington North Safer Neighbourhood Team

NewsPosted by Beddington North Wed, February 10, 2016 12:39:59

Dear Ward Member,

- a brick was used to smash the glass to the front door at Wickes in Beddington Lane on Sunday, 24 January at around 23:00hrs

- two suspects forced entry but fled when disturbed at a residential address in Collyer Avenue on Tuesday, 26 January shortly after 12:00hrs

- members of the public were threatened by a suspect outside an address in Beddington Lane on Tuesday, 26 January at around 21:30hrs

- two individuals have been banned from Asda in Marlowe Way after they were detained by security trying to steal alcohol on Thursday, 28 January between 18:30-18:50hrs

- an hydraulic breaker was stolen from Selco Builders in Mitcham Road on Thursday, 28 January between 15:35-15:50hrs

- minor damage was caused to a boarded up front door in Meller Close on Saturday, 30 January at around 13:00hrs

If you have any information that could assist us, please get in touch. Our details are:

Beddington North Safer Neighbourhoods Team:

Tel: 020 8721 2496

Email: beddingtonnorth.snt@met.police.uk

Other news

We carried out a warrant at an address in Chiswick Close, Beddington, last week and a female was arrested.

Surgeries

Come along and meet us or raise any issues or concerns you may have about your neighbourhood at one of our drop-in surgeries. Our next ones are on:

Tuesday, 9 February at 11am at the Pavilion Café

Wednesday, 24 February at 10am at Asda

Community Safety Day for Older People - Wednesday, 16 March

A free NHS health check will be part of this year’s ‘bigger and better’ Community Safety Day for Older People at the Europa Gallery, Sutton Central Library, Wednesday, 16 March 10:30 - 2:30. More than 30 organisations will be taking part to help the borough’s elderly and vulnerable residents be aware of the range of services that are available to support them and to help keep them safe. The Community Safety Day is free to all residents and participating organisations. It is being organised by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service, which manages the borough community safety services, and Sutton Neighbourhood Watch and the Borough’s Libraries, Heritage & Arts Services. The Mayor of Sutton – Councillor Muhammad Sadiq – is due to attend at 11:00am when he will tour of all the information stands which include the Met Police, London Fire Brigade, Age UK and many others. The free health checks are being provided by LiveWell Sutton and Merton and are available to anyone aged 40-74 who lives or has a GP in the borough of Sutton and hasn’t had a health check in the past five years.

Last year’s Community Safety Day for Older People attracted more than 1,000 visitors.

Keep your home secure

Be vigilant

Many of us know our streets and the time our neighbours’ depart and return from work and therefore when their property is likely to be empty or occupied. Call us on 999 immediately if you:

- see anyone you don’t recognise acting suspiciously near your own or your neighbours’ properties

- hear an unexpected loud bang or series of bangs or smashing glass from next door when you know the occupiers are away

Protect your home

- use timers on lights when it gets dark and change the rooms and times to avoid predictability. This will make you look like you are in when you are out. Burglars are far more likely to target a property if they believe the occupiers are out

- leave your front door and vehicle keys in a secure place out of sight and reach of your front door to prevent a potential burglar ‘fishing’ for the key through the letterbox

- use your key to lock your multi-point UPVC door otherwise it won’t be locked

- keep doors and windows shut and locked

- if you are going on holiday, ask a trusted neighbour to watch your home.

Suffering domestic abuse?

If you are suffering from domestic abuse and need help and support, the Safer Sutton Partnership Service co-ordinates the Domestic Violence One Stop Shop at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton, SM1 1SN, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am. Since its launch four years ago, it has proved a lifeline to more than 1,000 victims of domestic abuse. Any victim of domestic abuse can attend this free drop-in service, where they will receive advice and support from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, specially trained police officer, solicitor, and other professionals. Victims can also call Victim Support for advice on: 020 7801 1777 (9:00am - 5:00pm Mon-Fri)

Don’t tolerate Hate Crime, Report it. Stop it.

Hate crime can be reported direct to Police if you feel comfortable doing so by dialling 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for emergencies. Alternatively, you can contact Stop Hate on their 24-hour helpline: 0800 138 1625. Stop Hate UK is a registered charity that provides independent and confidential support. Visit: www.stophateuk.org

Join Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch in Sutton now has 5,000 members across the borough. Here’s your chance to join them and sign up. You can get involved as little or as much as you like by promoting crime prevention and helping to protect elderly and vulnerable people who may live near you. You can now join online by visiting the following link:

http://www.suttonneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk/JoinUs.aspx

Alternatively:

Tel: 020 8649 0614 (messages only)

Email: admin@SuttonNeighbourhoodWatch.co.uk

For further information visit: www.SuttonNeighbourhoodWatch.co.uk

Latest borough police news

For all the latest news, appeals and court cases in Sutton, visit:

www.met.police.uk/sutton

Regards,

P/Staff Alex Catterall

Beddington North Neighbourhood Policing Team

Email - Beddingtonnorth.snt@met.police.uk

Tel - 0208 721 2496

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