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03/08/20 7164 AN010-AN015 – Two charged following disorder in Weston-super-Mare

Two men have been charged with a public order offence following a disorder in Weston-super-Mare on the evening of Friday 31 July. The incident happened in the Italian Gardens at around 7pm.

Justin Lawton, 47, of no fixed address, and Bruce Lawton, 56, of Ashcombe Road, have been charged with a public order offence and failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice. Bruce Lawton has also been charged with resisting arrest. Both are due to appear before North Somerset Magistrates’ Court on 1 September.

If anyone has information relating to this incident, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220171472.

30/07/20 9788 AN014: Nottingham Knockers Operating in the Uphill Area.

There have been reports of “Nottingham Knockers” operating in the Uphill area. These are cold callers who usually tell residents that they are ex-offenders trying to go straight, then try and sell poor quality and over-priced cleaning products. The police want to remind residents they are under no obligation to answer the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting. If you do talk to them, they are supposed to be able to provide a valid Pedlar’s Certificate and should leave your property when asked.

Remember with the current ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you cannot guarantee a safe distance or cleanliness of any purchases made.

Police always recommend using a door chain and asking to see the identification of unexpected callers.

• If you are suspicious of a caller ring 999 straight away • keep your cash in the bank, not at home • keep windows and doors secured if you’re not in the room

Remember, genuine callers:

• expect you to check their identification before opening the door • would never try to rush you by claiming there’s an emergency • will happily make an appointment to come back when you can have a relative or friend with you.

“No Cold Caller” stickers may be available from *local libraries, council offices* and some Police Stations”

10/07/20 9788 Somerset: Scam Automated Phone calls (Visa).

Dear Members,

Please be aware that one of our schemes has reported another potential scam. This time an automated call from Visa stating a transaction for £299 to Tesco has been authorised and asking for confirmation. The telephone number that called was 02039 669 829.

Several members have reported to have received the same call already.

Should you receive the same call, simply hang up and notify Action Fraud on this number 0300 123 2040 or report it via their website below:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

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