Be alert to Flight Ticket Fraud

ACTION FRAUD have issued a warning through the Wiltshire Community Messaging service concerning fraudsters who attempt to entice victims looking for cheap flights abroad. Victims have reported booking tickets via websites or a “popular” ticket broker, only to discover that after payment via bank transfer or electronic wire transfer, the tickets/booking references received are counterfeit. … Continue reading Be alert to Flight Ticket Fraud

Phantom Debt Fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of … Continue reading Phantom Debt Fraud

Beware unlicenced pedlars

Last week a villager was called upon by a male ‘working for a homeless charity’ selling items at the door. The villager asked him if he had a Pedlar’s Certificate and when he said he didn’t, sent him away. It was reported to the police via 101, and notified to the Neighbourhood Watch group. His … Continue reading Beware unlicenced pedlars

Keevil War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

Keevil War Memorial, Outside St Leonard's Churchyard, Off School Close, Keevil, Wiltshire – List Entry Number: 1451634 Extract from letter to the Parish Council Clerk from Joanne Gould, Listing Coordinator War Memorials, Historic England We have taken into account all the representations made, and completed our assessment of the memorial. I am pleased to inform you … Continue reading Keevil War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

New Temporary Chief Constable at Wiltshire Police

A Temporary Chief Constable has been appointed at Wiltshire Police. The announcement follows current Chief Constable, Mike Veale’s decision to move to Cleveland Police. Current Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Kier Pritchard will step up into the role,with effect from Monday 5 March, having served as a police officer in Wiltshire since 1993 and as ACC … Continue reading New Temporary Chief Constable at Wiltshire Police