Quad bikes stolen in Craven area.

Quad bikes are still being stolen in the Craven area. Please take the time to make sure you have the necessary precautions in place to prevent anything being stolen, such as trackers, alarms, clamps, CCTV. Please report any suspicious activity on 1 0 1.

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Watch out for these scams

Looking at the latest data received from Action Fraud it is disappointing to see victims losing money to 2 telephone scams which are continuing to ‘do the rounds’ The first is from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or BT stating they have identified problems with the computer or router. The victim is then duped into downloading a piece of software (usually teamviewer) which enables the criminal to gain access to the victim’s computer. Access is then gained to the victim’s bank account and money withdrawn. The second scam involves a call from someone claiming to be from HMRC and that an outstanding tax bill is owed. The caller claims to have obtained a court order and that bailiffs are en route to collect the outstanding debt. The victim is then panicked into paying what they believe is an outstanding tax bill which of course doesn’t exist. Unfortunately the victims of these types of crime are invariably elderly. Please spread the word about these scams. The more people are aware, the more able they are to safeguard themselves. Remember the best way to protect yourselves against telephone cold calling is to purchase a call blocking device. Many new phones come with them pre-installed. In this day and age they are becoming a neccessity. Finally from all at North Yorkshire Trading Standards a very happy and ‘scam free’ Christmas and New Year. NYP messaging logo

Grass cutting

As you may be aware, NYCC only cut the grass in the village where visibility could impact on road users. Other areas of grass are cut by a contractor arranged by the Parish Council and funds for this grass cutting come from the Precept. We would like to encourage residents, who feel able, to look after any grassed area close to their properties. This could help bring the cost down freeing funds for other projects in the village. If you have any comments please send them to clerk@parishcouncil.bradleyvillage.org

Suspects arrested for theft of Quad Bike

  • Date: 16/11/2017
  • Time: 9:20am
  • Sent By: heidi.lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
  • Subject: Cross border quad bike theft suspects arrested

Three men have been arrested after being pursued by police on a stolen quad bike and car. At about 1am on Wednesday 15 November, an officer from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group on patrol in Kildwick, near Skipton, spotted a quad bike being driven in suspicious circumstances. It was being followed closely behind by a VW Golf. Both vehicles were pursued by the officer along the A629 dual carriageway towards Steeton, West Yorkshire. The driver of the quad then drove the wrong way down the Kildwick to Steeton carriageway with its lights switched off before the officer lost sight of it. Officers deployed from West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit located the quad and VW Gold leading to the quad being abandoned in Lorne Street, Holmewood, Bradford. The car was stopped in Broadstone Way, Dudley Hill, Bradford. A 34-year-old man from Gildersome, a 19-year-old man from Bradford, and a 21-year-old man from Bradford were arrested on suspicion of theft. All three remain in police custody for questioning. The quad bike is believed to have been stolen from Skipton and was recovered by police. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce have been raising awareness of the importance of quad bike security in recent months, particularly in the Craven area. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “North Yorkshire is a very safe place, but unfortunately we know that criminals travel into our county targeting isolated areas. High-profile operations and ongoing work by the Rural Taskforce is helping make Craven a no-go area for cross-border criminals – but we need residents’ assistance to make it even safer. “I am urging anyone who owns a Land Rover or a quad bike – and particularly if they live in a rural area – to take extra steps to ensure their vehicles are left safe and secure. It’s much better to spend a bit of time and money now on better security than to go through the inconvenience and upset of having your vehicle stolen. Members of the public act as our eyes and ears in rural areas, and so if you are aware of any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will take action.” Owners of quad bikes and Land Rovers are being asked to follow this crime prevention advice:
•Always leave your vehicle locked and alarmed if possible
•Consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser
•Park in a locked garage or other secure area if you have one, or in a well-lit open space if not
•Never leave the vehicle’s keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home
•Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone taking an interest in it
•Consider fitting a transponder-based security marking system and tracker device •Have the vehicle’s windows etched with the vehicle identification number
If you are aware of any suspicious activity, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.