The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 9 February 2016
There have been a spate of moped, motorbike and pedal cycle thefts in the Great Yarmouth area over the last week and we would like to remind residents of a few simple security measures that can prevent you from becoming a victim of this type of crime.
· If possible park your bike off the road, in a garage, front garden or well-lit side alleyway.
· Secure your bike with a good lock to an object that cannot be moved or where possible to a good quality anchor.
· Security marking every large removable part may help recover your vehicle if stolen.
· Fit and secure a cover to your vehicle – this will often deter thieves.
· Fit an alarm or immobiliser.
· Never leave your keys with your vehicle.
Take a photograph of your bike as if it is stolen this will aid recovery
If you have any information regarding suspicious behaviour in your area you can contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Safer Internet Day
This annual event highlights the positive uses of technology and promotes the role that everybody can play in helping to create a safer, better online community.
Everybody can get involved in the #shareaheart social media campaign to help inspire kindness online and help raise awareness about the issue of online hate.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey of Norfolk Police and National Policing Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation is pleased to once again support the work of the Safer Internet Centre in its co-ordination of Safer Internet Day stating that “the event not only provides a great opportunity to engage with industry, education and Police Partners, who are working together to help keep children safe online but provides a direct engagement with the public on key messages and support services. The reach of the event last year was testament to all the agencies working together to positively challenge and promote online safety and safe family participation.”
Children use the internet constantly in this day and age. It is a brilliant resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative. They are often light years ahead of their parents in terms of online know-how but blissfully unaware of those who might seek to take advantage of them and naïve about the quantity of totally unsuitable content on the web.
It is important that your children know how to stay in control online. Sharing the following ‘SMART’ rules with your children will enable them to be safe and be smart online.
Safe – Keep safe by being careful not to give out your personal information such as your name, e-mail, home address or school name, phone number to people online.
Meeting – Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. If you feel that you ‘have to’ meet, then for your own safety you must tell you parent or carer and take them with you – at least on the first visit.
Accepting – Accepting emails, messages on IM or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t really know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses which can wreck your computer, or nasty messages and images.
Reliable – Remember that people online may not be who they say they are, and so online ‘friends’ are really strangers, no matter how many times you have chatted with them, unless you know and trust them in the ‘offline world.’
Tell – Tell your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.
Attached is further information from Childnet International with advice for supporting young people online. You can also visit the following:
Next of kin appeal – John William Wiseman
Police are appealing for help to trace the family of a man who died recently.
71-year-old John William Wiseman died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn on 1 February 2016.
John’s wife predeceased him but it is believed that she had children, his step children, including a girl called Pat whom the coroner would like to trace.
John was apparently well known in Kings Lynn and also had connections with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.
Anyone with information relating to John should contact the Coroner’s office in Norwich on 01603 276493.