We are investigating a suspicious incident which occurred in Credenhill on Sunday 13th February.
Around 9.30pm officers from Hereford, along with colleagues from the Ministry of Defence Police and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service attended reports of a loud bang in the Credenhill area.
We are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information relating to the incident or that may have been in the area around the time of the incident and heard or seen anything suspicious.
If you have information this please let us know using the online ‘Tell Us About’ form on our website www.westmercia.police.uk quoting incident reference 649 of 13/02/2022.
If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime.
PC Josh Kitchen
Safer Neighbourhood Team – Hereford Rural North
A member of your Safer Neighbourhood Team will be HERE in the:
Car park of CREDENHILL shops
on the following dates/times:
Sunday 5th December 11am-12
Tuesday 11th January 10am-11am
Thursday 3rd February 10am-11am Please come and say “Hello” to your Safer Neighbourhood Team and/or discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH LAUNCHES ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ CAMPAIGN
Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents have increased over the last three years. Police forces, councils and housing associations are reporting significant spikes in ASB cases – and these are not minor incidents. They are complex and serious cases causing real harm to many people.
45% of people say ASB is a problem where they live, and 56% of those who had either been a victim of or a witness to ASB did not report it to anyone. *
To help tackle the issue, we are running a campaign encouraging people to SAY NO TO ASB. The campaign will run from the 25th October through to the 21st November on our social channels with key information on recognising, recording, and reporting ASB on our website: ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
We are running a free online ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ webinar on 15th Novemberat 5pm with the charity ASB Help as part of the campaign. Places are limited. To book your place, visit ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.
HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
· Download our 14-day ‘ASB Diary’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to support you in recognising, recording, and reporting ASB incidents in your area.
To find out more and SAY NO TO ASB, visit ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
If you would like a digital campaign pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Data source: Taking Back our Communities – working together to make communities safer report, commissioned in 2021 by RESOLVE, a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon community safety and antisocial behaviour
|Change of date – Credenhill Police surgery|
|Good afternoon, Please note a change of date for our next Credenhill Police Surgery. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Credenhill shops car park Friday 12th November 10am-12 Wednesday 10th November 10am-12 Kind regards PCSO Christina Howard on behalf of your Hereford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team Do you know that you can now report crime online? If you would like to report an incident to us and it is not an emergency then please visit our website link – https://www.westmercia.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ Hereford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team|
The Safer Neighborhood Team will be in Credenhill for 3 community engagement events, please feel free to pop along to discuss any concerns you have in the local area.
The campaign taps into the psychology that scammers use to hook people in, helping you stay one step ahead and protect yourself and your loved ones against the increasing variety of scams happening every day. We’ve identified the following five behaviours scammers commonly use:
• They imply they’re doing you a favour (reciprocity)
• They indicate everyone else is doing this (social proof)
• They say your only chance is to act now (urgency)
• They act like they’re similar to you, so you like them and want to please them (connection)
• They ask you to do one little thing which makes you do more (commitment).
We also know that often victims of scams report that in hindsight they felt something wasn’t quite right at the time. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the tactics scammers use and encourages people to ‘stop and think’ if something doesn’t FEEL, SEEM, LOOK or SOUND right. This allows them time to trust your gut instinct and help prevent becoming a scam victim.
“Everyone likes to feel special. But watch out! If a stranger is going out of their way for you, something fishy may be going on instead. Scammers like to offer one-off deals and favours. Don’t be afraid to tell them no.” John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network
The Knife Angel will be situated outside the West End of Hereford Cathedral from 14June to 12 July. The sculpture is 27ft tall, it weighs 3.5 ton and is made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It originated from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and took sculptor Alfie Bradley over two years to construct. It has been on tour round the UK and has become a national monument against violence and aggression in all its forms. Not only does the Angel act as a catalyst for turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, but it is also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate those lives who have been lost through these violent and thoughtless actions.
The team responsible for bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford is headed by Alison Davies and Meryl Cain. Alison lost her son Mark to knife crime in 2018. The team want to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities.
Inside both the cathedral and Hereford Library, there will be boards displaying work carried out in response to the Knife Angel by children and young people. The project team will also share work via social media. Hereford City Youth Council have also arranged a series of workshop events throughout the month including creative arts and self-defence coaching.
The knife angel creators would like as many young people as possible to become anti-violence champions and have created an anti-violence certificate as a thank you to all young people who stand up to violence. There will be printed copies of the certificate available at the Knife Angel for those who visit.
The land owners are now dealing with a mixture of fly tipped rubbish that was dumped on land alongside the Tillington – Credenhill Road some time on the 7th January 2021. As the fly tipping was done on private farm land it is the responsibility of the land owner to dispose of the rubbish.
The land owner reported:
“As you will see from the attached photos, we are yet again suffering an increase in fly tipping, this time on the Credenhill – Tillington road. This despoils our countryside, is extremely bad for the environment, and is illegal.
Anyone caught fly-tipping will be prosecuted, and this will lead to a criminal record and a significant fine. The maximum penalty is a £50,000 fine and/or 5 years imprisonment. We will now be installing CCTV in various locations along the Credenhill-Tillington and Credenhill-Burghill roads. Hereford Police Rural Crimes team have been informed and will be increasing patrols in this area.
I would be grateful if you could draw attention to this issue in the CCN.”
If you recognise any of the Waste or witnessed the incident then please get in touch with us. Is this waste yours and you paid somebody to dispose of it for you then please get in touch and let us know.