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News Bulletin


Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

17th July 2016


Pokeman Go “App” has arrived in the UK


Mobile phone fixed in hand, moving quickly from landmark to landmark and cheering spontaneously in the street.

Millions of people are joining the new phenomenon – Pokemon Go – which is sweeping through the country after its launch this week.

People are crowding round prominent buildings in their communities, eager to catch the fictional creatures from the cult cartoon and video game series.

The aim of the game is to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via the device’s GPS system and camera. It uses the location of the player’s phone/device to pin-point where the nearest checkpoints (called PokéStops) and animated Pokémon characters are.

The player can then follow the game on their phone/device, whilst walking in the real world, to try and catch them all.

Pokémon have so far appeared in a variety of locations across the region, though the game has only just been officially released in the UK this week.

Supermarkets, restaurants, gardens and parks have unwittingly found themselves included in the online game, which sees random venues across the UK become the ‘home’ of animated Pokémon characters for players to collect.

This craze is going to grow with more and more people getting addicted to the game particularly children.




America has seen numerous accidents and crimes as a result of people playing this game so be cautious and careful.

Most people are walking around with an expensive iPhone in their hand holding it out at arm’s length.

You could be a victim of crime having the phone stolen.

Make sure you know where your children are going out to hunt the characters.

Don’t drive and use the mobile phone to play the game you could end up with a fixed penalty or even worse involved in a serious collision.

Remember it’s a Game Not Reality



The Summers Arrived


It’s that time of year again when Mums and Dads have the great challenge of keeping the kids busy for the summer holidays.

We don’t want to spoil the fun but make sure the kids know the boundaries and don’t get involved in ASB or Crime over the holiday period.


Set the boundaries

Know where they are going and with who?

Check up with what they are telling you! We have many incidents were kids are supposed to be having sleep overs and they have lied and go elsewhere and could be open to harm.


We general have an increase in reports of ASB in this period please do your bit as a parent to keep both your children safe and the community.


For children:

  • Don’t want to get bored during the summer holidays – visit to find out what’s going on in your area this summer.

  • Stay safe this summer – visit where you can find out how to have fun without getting yourself or others into trouble.

  • Have fun but respect your community – we won’t tolerate anti-social behavior.


For parents:

  • Long summer holidays mean that young people have more time on their hands – and sometimes do things they later regret.

  • You’ll want to keep your kids’ safe – encourage them to join a range of planned activities and events going on this summer listed on

  • Let’s work together to help keep your children safe, and our communities happier, this summer.


Search the local authority websites they have lots of activities in the holidays organised for kids of all ages so get looking be imaginative and enjoy the time off.



Security Advice for your holidays


Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn the key)

  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)

  • Install a visual burglar alarm

  • Install good outside lighting

  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property

  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied

  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition

  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage

  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home

  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property

  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair

  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges

  • Mark your property with postcode and house number


Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault


Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.



Inspector Dave Snasdell




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