Helping with car vandals

It has been brought to our attention that cars in the Parkview Estate had been broken into. When such vandalism happens it is often at night or few people actually evidence the crime.

It is possible within the current legislation that people with camera door bells, car video can share evidence of a crime with police. If people do not want to share to police directly, they can do so anonymously via our anonymous crime reporting facility. You do not have to give a name, number or email address. In fact we do not even monitor your IP address. So you are completely anonymously supporting your neighbours.

You can upload camera footage or pictures to us here.

It would be even better if everybody on Parkview Estate, signed up formally for Neighbourhood Watch, as we can notify each other quickly about things.

As Neighbourhood Watch member it is legal to share evidence with the main coordinator whilst it is illegal to share pics or footage with other civilians.

Of course you must always report any crime, car thefts, any other thefts directly to police for your insurance. You must obtain your own crime number.

However, anonymous evidence can be provided by anybody who has it.

To report a crime, which is still in progress always call 999

Become aWatch members, display stickers https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/

To report a crime, which took place already and offenders are no longer on site you can ring 101 or even can report to police directly via their Twitter account, which also allows you to upload pictures. Once you are on the Police Twitter account, press the envelope and you will be able to make a crime report, which will result in a crime number given to you after a short wait.

It is also helpful to have Neighbourhood Watch window stickers in the dwellings on the estate, it is statistically proven that criminals are 13% less likely to commit a crime if window stickers are visible.