Safer Neighbourhood Team July 2016


Hereford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)

PC Cullen and PCSO Ekanite will be taking the Police mobile station to Breinton Springs Car Park 10-2pm and Sutton St Nicholas School 2pm -4pm on 15th July 2016.

img010How safe is your home from Burglars? Do you own things of sentimental value, which would be impossible to replace? Or things which could be replaced but at a cost? Your possessions may mean a lot to you but to a thief they are just another way of making easy cash. Would you be able to describe them fully and accurately to the police? It’s not that easy, particularly if all you have to rely on is your memory. Every year, property worth hundreds of thousands of pounds is recovered by the police and not returned to its rightful owners, simply because it can’t be properly identified.
Property marking deters thieves. They find identifiable property harder to handle and difficult to dispose of. It also helps police to return your property if it is found. If a suspect has property we believe is stolen but we cannot prove it, we can not charge them with an offence and worse, we may have to give the property back to them.

Forensic marking systems are highly effective. They use a colourless liquid that is simply dabbed onto possessions. It’s almost invisible to the naked eye and virtually impossible to remove. It glows under ultra-violet light making it easy for police to detect. Each bottle contains a unique chemical code which is registered to you – conclusively proving ownership. Criminals know about forensic marking and fear its ability to forensically link them with the scene of a crime. By coding your valuables and displaying deterrent signs, you are sending out a warning to any potential thieves and burglars who may be operating in your area. Smartwater is just one of the forensic marking systems available. If you would like to purchase Smartwater or find out more information, visit or call 0800 521 669. If purchasing, don’t forget to quote discount code WDBCRIME25

Latest updates – Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st June to 30th June 2016

6th June. Report received that persons unknown have gained entry via the live sub station. A perimeter security fence has been broken down and the workshop within the site has been targeted. Items taken include copper cabling, batteries and various tools.

15th June. Report of stolen trailer described as a single axle aluminium 8 Foot bed. Trailer taken between 10:00am and 17:45pm. VRM of trailer GN56WFV. Approx value £800.

On the 18th June between 12:00 and 14:20 persons unknown have gained entry to a residents home through a down stairs window by force. Untidy search carried out but no items reported as missing. Ongoing police enquiries.

17th June. Report of theft of multiple paving slabs from a resident’s driveway in The Furlongs

Between 17th and 19th June a burglary occurred to a resident’s property in Wilcroft Park, Bartestree.
Entry was gained via side gate and force to rear patio doors. Items taken, included cash and jewellery.

22nd June. Member of the public reporting the loss of small satchel bag Joules tweed, navy blue/green + matching purse contained quantity of money and iphone 6 white with blue case. Believed to have been lost in the area of Credenhill park woods. If found please take to your local police station.

Stoke Edith
23rd June. Report of stolen Mitsubishi compact tractor in green. Vehicle was accessed from storage unit by breaking secure chain.


Police have seen a recent increase of reports across Herefordshire from residents who have been
offered items for sale. Items include chainsaws and generators, often being sold well above the recommended retail price or of poor quality. Anyone who has been approached with these or similar items should avoid purchasing as it could negate your consumer rights if faulty or you’re unhappy with the item.
If possible take vehicle registration numbers and description of the door stop sellers. Contact Police on 1010 and Trading Standards 03454 04 05 06. Have a look at Hereford Council website under Trading Standards for further useful advice and information.

Where we work

Hereford Rural North SNT is based at Hereford Police Station, Bath Street, Hereford HR1 2HT we work around the areas of : Checkley, Dormington, Mordiford, Hampton Bishop, Fownhope, Stoke Edith, Shucknall, Tarrington, Weston Beggard, Burghill, Holmer, Munstone, Pipe Cum Lyde, Shelwick, Tillington, Breinton, Credenhill, Stretton Sugwas, Bartestree, Lugwardine, Preston Wynne, Westhide, Withington, Marden, Moreton on Lugg, Sutton St Nicholas, Bishopstone, Bridge Sollars, Bush Bank, Byford, Canon Pyon, Dinmore, Kenchester, Kings Pyon, Ledgemoor, Mansel Lacy, Mansel Gamage, Yasor, Yarsop, Wellington, Westhope and Wormsley.

Your team

How to get in touch
Tel: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime
Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.


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