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

Whole of Britain follows North Wales zone into bird flu lock down

Cases reported in Chirk North Wales, Worcestershire and Scotland

The new curbs apply to larger operations but smallholders and ‘backyard owners’ are also being advised to keep a close watch for signs of disease

Strict new curbs on poultry farmers and some bird keepers have come into force across Britain.

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the country to stop the spread of Avian Influenza, chief veterinary officers have said.

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WARNING

To all LAND ROVER DEFENDER owners

Land Rover Defender that was stolen overnight on the 3rd to the 4th of November 2021 from the Alderbury area. Vehicle was stolen without keys and the offenders manage to start the vehicle before driving it across fields onto the B4393. If you have any information on this theft please email ruralcrime@westmercia.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 00082 I 04112021

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SCAMS

PLEASE BE ON YOUR GUARD

Criminals will often use major news stories such as the issues currently facing energy suppliers as a chance to pose as a genuine organisation, as well as a bank. Often the criminal will pretend to be from the impacted company and claim they are dealing with the issue or offer to provide help, such as switching supplier.

They use fraudulent emails, phone calls or text messages to contact people. The criminal will then attempt to get recipients to disclose personal or financial information which they will use to steal money.

Stop: Take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information.

Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse, or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.

Please share with friends, family and neighbours.