Our Safer Neighbourhood's Team need your help!

The Community Bulletin Board just received this urgent appeal from Sgt. Michael Atkinson, Head of our local Caledonian Ward Safer Neighbourhood's Team.

Apparently, in the early hours of Friday 4th June 2010 there were 17 motor vehicles broken into and had property taken from them on the Bemerton Estate.

The Police are treating this extremely seriously and our Team are appealing to any witnesses with any information to contact their local police on 020 7421 0271.  Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

According to our Sgt, crime in Islington – including vehicle crime has gone down over several consecutive years, and the Police are currently working on reducing it further. This appears to be a one off incident and extra patrols have been moved to this area.

Further crime prevention advice can be found at prevention

For more information about Islington Police go to or to read the latest Safer Neighbourhoods newsletter for Caledonian ward go to:

Please, if you know or have seen something that you feel could help get in touch with the local police ASAP.

And remember these crime prevention tips:

Basic Crime Prevention Measures

  • Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. If at all possible, leave nothing on view.

  • NEVER leave valuable items in your car, including sunglasses, the removable radio cover and your Sat Nav. Do you really need all those things you keep in the glove box?  It is good practice to leave the glove box empty and open when the vehicle is unattended.

  • Wipe away the Sat Nav suction mark on your windscreen.

  • Consider fitting anti-tamper screws to your number plate.

  • Never leave your car keys where they can be seen from the front door.

Vehicle Common Sense

Always: –

  • Close the windows and sunroof; lock the doors and activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended

  • Park with care, particularly at night or if you are leaving the vehicle for a long time. If possible, park in a busy, well-lit area.

  • Never leave cash, credit cards, chequebooks, mobile phones, vehicle documents or other valuables in the car.

  • Never leave your keys in the car, even for a second – treat them as you would your cash and credit cards.


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