Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team Update

Hope everyone had lovely Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement we are now again in a national lockdown. During these uncertain times please keep yourself safe and others around you.

A few reminders…

  • Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise or work
  • Working from home is encouraged unless unable to do so
  • Essential shops will remain open
  • Travel when only necessary
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings
  • Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible

On a more positive note we are all still at work patrolling and looking after the ward. Early yesterday morning, we carried out a warrant on Regency Walk which lead to a positive find of Class A drugs. Good start to the year!

Working alongside Shirley South, Addiscombe east and Parkhill we have a few things coming up, so an update on these will follow.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Remember, you can also report crime online on our website:

Scam Alert: Fake NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Text

A fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what it looks like:

The web address takes you to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details, and then for your bank/card details in order to ‘check your identity’:

Please do not click any links, and make your friends and family aware of this scam text, especially those in vulnerable groups. 

With the recent approval of multiple vaccines, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the rollout to so many people.

Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place – there has  already been reports of scammers asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up.

If you are an older or vulnerable person and have actually been the victim of a fraud please call 101 and request to report to a police officer. Whilst many frauds are now reported over the phone to Action Fraud – any vulnerable person should be reporting directly to the police.