Crime and Policing

Winchmore Hill Police (@MPSWinchmoreH) reported earlier today on Twitter that they had conducted a weapons sweep this morning in Tatum Park, where they "found this knife conveniently hidden away in the bushes".

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Winchmore Hill police have issued the following warning via Twitter: @MPSWinchmoreH Tell everyone about a scam phone call targetting the elderly asking them to ring a number ending in 361877. Says 'You've been named in a criminal prosecution and your home is under police surveillance....' DO NOT DIAL THAT NUMBER! It is a SCAM! Pass the message on please. <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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A multiagency "clampdown" on A10 speeding is planned, including the use of a PSPO to break up "car cruising meets" Public responses to the proposed package of PSPO measures have been highly supportive and they are likely to be introduced A10 anti-speeding measures Enfield Council, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London (TfL) have agreed a coordinated package of measures designed to address the problem of motorists speeding and driving dangerously along the A10, starting with the.......

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A meeting on 20th September will discuss the Mayor of London's consultation on changes to the way that the public can access and engage with the police. As a result of Government funding cuts, since 2010, the Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020. Mayor Sadiq Khan is determined to protect the front line from cuts, and he has published draft plans to: close costly and underused police front.......
In an attempt to reduce certain forms of "anti-social behaviour" Enfield Council is proposing to introduce a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). The proposed PSPO would prohibit a wide range of activities or behaviour considered to be "unacceptable". A public consultation is under way until 18 September 2017.

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Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.  The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.  To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated.......
Enfield Council is urging residents not to sign up for home improvements on the doorstep to ensure they are not scammed and conned out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary building work.

There have been a number of Mobile Phone snatch thefts and attempted thefts in the Palmers Green area and across Enfield Borough into Haringey. Thieves are riding mopeds onto the pavement and are snatching phones from victims' hands while they are using their handsets.  Don't make yourself an easy target.  Please be aware of your surroundings when using your phone and take note of the advice below. Don't give thieves an easy opportunity: think before you use your phone in public.......
Bogus TPS (Telephone Preference Service) callers targeting the elderly. The police are urging residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of bogus telephone calls where the caller claims to be from the “Telephone Preference Service / Agency” (TPS). The callers claim they can now help block calls from outside the UK as part of a new campaign they are running for elderly residents. The caller claims they would like “to confirm details of your TPS registration”.......
In an emergency, always dial 999. For non-emergencies you can: call 101 and report by phone attend a police station and report at the station office report online at the new website www.met.police.uk. How to report a crime online Go to www.met.police.uk and click on Report Click on one of the options that appears <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......