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Begging in Woodchester

Alert message sent 09/08/2020 12:03:00

Information sent on behalf of Gloucestershire Constabulary


We are aware of a number of incidents happening in Woodchester.  Here is some crime prevention advice to help keep yourself safe.
We have had reported to us incidents where a male, late 20's, described as unkempt, clipped hair, uneven teeth, slim build and in a dirty tracksuit; has been attending properties, often of older residents trying to obtain monies and using different stories of need to try and obtain some sympathy.

I believe this activity is an attempt to take advantage of peoples good nature.

Please if this happens to you make your excuses and close the door, then you can let us know about it.

If you know who this is, they may be local, we would certainly be happy to hear what you know as well.

Please share this message with those who may not use community alerts in Woodchester.

Remember, we're unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: Always call 999 in an emergency.


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Steve Phillipson (Police, PCSO, Nailsworth)

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