Friday 10th July 2020

Issue 1781

Please note: Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We will continue to circulate the newsletter containing news headlines and important information.

The latest crime reports were from Saturday 14th March (newsletter issue 1747).
We will return to our normal service as soon as the situation changes.
We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

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Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • CCTV image released after theft from car in Dover
  • Officers seek witnesses to fire in Hartley
  • Appeal after reported assault of woman in Sittingbourne
  • Appeal following assault in park in Margate

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Dealer caught with £16,000 worth of drugs is jailed
  • Sittingbourne motorcyclist jailed for fatally injuring teenager
  • CCTV images issued after teenage girls approached by man in Dartford
  • Scammers using police phone numbers to target the vulnerable
  • DNA clues left by prolific Medway burglar
  • Warrant carried out at suspected brothel in Canterbury
  • Arrest in connection with damage caused to west Kent charity shops
  • Suspect in court after Herne Bay petrol station robbery
  • Teenage drug dealer found guilty of Gillingham murder
  • Two men will appear in court charged with conspiracy to steal vehicles

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Kent’s 101 call waiting times fall significantly after investment from the PCC

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Notification
  • Woodland fire off the A21 near Pembury
  • Outbuilding fire in Newnham, near Sittingbourne
  • Sheds alight in Ashford

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Wednesday 8th July

  • KCC launches videophone system for vulnerable residents
  • New Coronavirus Regional Testing Site Opens in Kent

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Recall: S&B - Golden Curry Medium Hot Sauce Mix
  • Recall: Little You Baby - Wooden and Silicone Beaded Dummy Clip / Chain (sold via eBay and Etsy)
  • Recall: Waitrose & Partners - Slow Cooked Beef and Ale Pie
  • Recall: Cliftons Farm - raw milk and raw cream
  • Recall: Nail Lamp
  • Recall: Heatigo - Stripes 2 Hair Steamer
  • Recall: Shield - Hand Sanitiser Gel
  • Recall: Robert Welch Designs - Burford / Oblique Wall Mirrors
  • Recall: Toy Tea Set
  • Recall: Kemei - Hair Clippers

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Wednesday 8th July

  • Co-op recalls 2 Herby Pork Loin Medallions because of undeclared soya

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Waitrose & Partners recalls Beef and Ale Pie because of undeclared allergens
  • Cliftons Farm recalls raw milk and raw cream due to contamination with campylobacter

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Coronavirus Advice From Which?

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, from protecting yourself and your loved ones to the financial support on offer and how to shop safely

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Billions Of Account Details Sold Online: Five Tips To Protect Yourself And Your Data

From creating unique passwords to spotting scam calls, Which? explains how to protect yourself when your data has been breached

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Scam Ad Reporting Tool

The number of scam ads has shot up during the pandemic and is still rising. So, to help you filter out fraud the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has launched a new tool for consumers to report scam advertising on social media, search engines and elsewhere online. This is a positive and promising step to tackle the widely unregulated world of internet advertising.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Premium Rate Number Scams

If you’ve been searching for government or service telephone numbers during this confusing time, watch out for fake ads displaying phone numbers. The ads do usually display the correct number, all well and good, you might say. So what’s the issue?

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Common Online Scams

Go-to communication methods for fraudsters are either email (phishing) or social media (twishing). These messages could inform you that your account has been compromised or ask you to verify security details and provide a link you’re urged to follow. Here are the most common online scams to be aware of.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Resident In Westerham Targeted By Water Testing Scam

The resident received a series of telephone calls about testing their household water.

Click HERE for full details on the e-watch website.

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The Summer 2020 Issue Of Watchout WILL NOT BE Sent Out To NW Co-ordinators In West Kent As A Hardcopy

Sorry folks but due to the difficult time’s we are in at the moment there will be no hard copies of this newsletter, please pass it on via e-mail to all your members. Thank you, Julie Walker, editor.

Follow the link below to download the electronic version

Click HERE for full details on the West Kent Neighbourhood Watch Association website.

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Message From Andrew Judd The South East Kent NhW Liaison Officer

Scammers using police phone numbers to target the vulnerable

Click HERE for full details on the e-watch website.


Road Works

Sevenoaks and Swanley

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Thursday 9th July

  • Helpline launched to support ‘shielded’ residents

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Wednesday 8th July

  • Time In activity packs delivered to vulnerable and isolated residents

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Friday 10th July. Updated : Tuesday 7th July

  • Dinosaur on the A20

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.