SHIFNAL CRIME

Rural Watch – East Shropshire

Information as it becomes available in regards thefts and warnings in your area.

Rural News from around the Patch

WEM and surrounding areas

Recently Rogue Traders have been operating in Wem.

‘Workmen’ from separate ‘Businesses’ have visited senior residents in more than one area of Wem and carried out unnecessary works (roofing) for very large sums of money. Please read the advice below.

Bogus Trader/Cold Callers/Rogue Traders

Say NO to cold callers. If in doubt… KEEP THEM OUT!

Police and Trading Standards advice is never to have work done by anyone who cold calls. No reputable trader ever approaches a customer in this way. They may try and point out ‘problems’ that don’t actually exist. Such traders can be extremely persuasive, elderly and vulnerable people are often targeted. 

If you think your home or garden needs work, please use a recommendation from friends/neighbours or find a good trader using the link below. You should also obtain three quotes to check if the price is competitive and if the work really needs doing – never rely on the word of a single trader. 

How to protect yourself from bogus traders:

  • don’t be forced into making a quick decision on the doorstep
  • get at least three quotes from local reputable companies who have     reputations to maintain, and if possible seek recommendations
  • only deal with firms with genuine verifiable telephone numbers and addresses – beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses

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ALL MEMBERS

AS I TRAWL THROUGH SEVERAL POLICE FORCE AREAS THERE SEEMS TO BE QUITE A NUMBER OF THEFTS OF FARM MACHINERY PLEASE
VIEW THE FOLLOWING

Warwickshire Rural Crime Team

Trailer Stolen in Sherbourne

  • By RURAL-WATCH on Oct 24, 2021 04:57 pm
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  • Inc 355 of 22/10/2021
  • Unknown offender(s)have entered a barn at a rural property in Sherbourne and stole a Brian James T6 transport trailer.

Tools and Equipment Stolen in Grendon

By RURAL-WATCH on Oct 24, 2021 04:49 pm

Inc 74 of 23/10/21

Sometime between 23.00 hrs 22/10/2021 and 06.00 hrs yesterday (23/10/21), unknown offender(s) have entered a rural property off the A5 at Grendon and stolen tools and equipment from an outbuilding.

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Tractor Stolen in Warton

By RURAL-WATCH on Oct 24, 2021 04:39 pm

Inc 96 of 23/10/21

Unknown offender(s) have entered a farm in Warton and stole a Kubota tractor.

Did you see a tractor moving in the lanes in this area on the night/early hours of 22nd/23rd October?