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Police and

Neighbourhood Watch



Our PCSO is Kev Thompson.  Information on the work of our local team can be found here and, for less important matters, you can always contact them by email.

Anyone noticing suspicious or anti-social behaviour should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or, if it's an emergency, 999.  Please provide as much information as possible (e.g. registration number of vehicle, description and number of occupants etc). The sooner the police have the information, the quicker they can respond.  You can also report online here.  Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


Neighbourhood 'Alert' service

The police have a free message alert system to provide people quickly with information about crime and police activity in their local area and help keep communities safer.  See here to read more about the service and here if you'd like to register.  Examples of general advice:-

Preventing doorstep crime

Preventing burglary, vehicle crime and personal robbery

Secure your van and tools


Road accident in the village

At about 8.45 on 20th March, a car driving at excessive speed down Main St towards the church, hit a car parked on the road below 6 South View pushing it several feet on to the pavement, causing severe damage and leaving debris strewn across the road.  The speeding car did not stop.  The incident was witnessed by other drivers and the offending car is thought to be a green Audi A4 which also suffered damage as it left a wing mirror in its wake. The police have been notified.  If anyone does have any more information, please let the Parish Clerk know on 01327 301570. (20 March 2018)

Thefts in the village

A quantity of lead work has recently been stolen from Manor Lodge in the village.  Five sheets of lead 5m long by 50cm wide were taken from the rear of Manor Lodge bungalow and garage.  The matter has been reported to the police but be aware and watch out for any strange activity in the area.  Anything observed should be reported to the police on 101.   (14 March 2018)   Also, on or around 26th March, a parishioner had several items stolen from their garage in Main Street.

Checking vehicle registration details

You can now find out if that car parked on a street near you for days on end is actually taxed and has a current M.O.T. certificate.  Click here to check as many cars as you want.  It will tell you when the vehicle is taxed to and when the M.O.T. expires.  If its tax has expired by two months or more you can contact ELVIS (End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme) by phoning 101 - when it asks for the department say Elvis and it will connect you.  They’ll then arrange for it to be removed through the Council’s Environmental Protection team.

Vehicle security

The Police have previously issued advice to all residents in the Daventry area:

Please be aware that across Daventry, residents are continually suffering from opportunist offences where properties and vehicles have been left insecure.

Residents are reminded to secure all vehicles when not in use, even for the shortest periods of time. Please remove all valuables from your vehicles rather than hide them in the boot or glove box, activate alarm systems where fitted and use steering locks.  If you are able to remove the front display on stereo systems please do so when you leave your vehicle unattended.  Never leave your car running unattended; apart from possibly losing it, you may find the insurance company won't cover the loss.

There have been incidents in Whilton where houses have been broken into during the night and it would appear the specific purpose was looking for motor vehicle keys with the view to stealing vehicles parked out on driveways. It is known that people do leave their car keys in very accessible places, particularly overnight, which is not a good practice. It is strongly recommended that keys are taken to the bedroom overnight, whether it is ground floor or first floor, and if you have a burglar alarm, always set it when you go to bed at night

Keep your house secure

Please be extra vigilant over the summer holiday season.   Remember that most burglaries happen quickly and whilst the house is empty.   Here is a check list to protect your property:

  • Secure all doors and close all windows
  • Lock garages and sheds
  • Lighting - leave an automatic time switch to operate on one or two lights during the evening or arrange for someone to come in and close curtains.
  • Burglar alarm - always set before leaving home
  • Tell neighbours - ask someone to keep an eye on your property
  • Close front and side gates
  • Report anything suspicious

Finally, don't forget that when you're either working or relaxing in your garden, the house and the cars parked on the drive are just as vulnerable.   Please ensure maximum security is maintained at all times.

Whilst there has been no reported crime recently in the village, be aware that it is happening in neighbouring villages.