Information Update 8th April 2015

Appeal for Information
Between 12:00hrs 31/03/2015 and 12:10hrs 31/03/2015 two sheds have been destroyed as a result of arson near to Low Hogg Street Trimdon Colliery. At the time of the incident two male youths were seen running away from the scene, described as – 1. Male white with short ginger hair, very pale skin wearing a red hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms. 2. Male white wearing a black zip up hooded top, no further description was noted.
Anyone with any further information please contact us and quote DHM-31032015-0195.

Telephone Scams
Scammers at it again in our area, don’t let them ruin you. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams – for a few it is their entire life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Their approach is very friendly and familiar calling you by your first name, making small talk and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust – they will do anything to convince you.

Today in Seaham one of our elderly ladies was called by someone claiming they had won some money. In order to receive this money the elderly person would need to bring personal documents including a passport and then they would send a courier to escort her to the bank where she would have to withdraw £270 in order for them to release the cheque. This lady agreed to do so and once they hung up she rang the police.

Not everyone is as tuned in as this. Please be aware and make your friends and family aware these people are rogues and need to be avoided.
If you have any information on this please call Durham Police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

Safer Homes Scheme
Is there someone in your community or perhaps a neighbour who you feel is vulnerable to crime or fire. The Safer Homes scheme is a joint Police and Fire initiative aimed at providing additional security to the more vulnerable. If you know someone who would benefit, you can contact us on the about email or telephone or let your local PCSO or NHW coordinator know.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!   On the Monday 23rd March we moved to a new Facebook page called ‘Sedgefield Police’ This is to improve the way we are using our Facebook page and to encourage even more people to like us. The old page will no longer be used after Monday the 23rd of March 2015 so please click on the link below to like our new page and keep up to date with what’s going on in Sedgefield Fishburn and the Trimdons.

PACT Meeting Dates.
Trimdon Village – Wednesday the 13th of May 2015 – 6pm at Trimdon Community College Elwick View.
Trimdon Grange and Colliery – Monday the 1st of June 2015 – 6pm at Trimdon Grange Community Centre Kielder Drive.
Please remember to ring 999 only if it’s a genuine emergency, call 101 if not.


Pc 1636 John Seymour
Sedgefield Neighbourhood Police Team
Trimdon Dedicated Beat Officer
Tel : 101 Ext 744670
FIN : 1853

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired you can textphone 18001 101.
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