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Hadleigh

Welcome to the Hadleigh Neighbourhood Policing Team pages. We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit and will work with the community and our partners to tackle local problems. Hadleigh is part of the Castle Point district and covers areas including Victoria, St James and Daws Heath.

Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team and details of how to contact them.

Kirsty Dean

PCSO Kirsty Dean (Collar number 74597)

I am currently on maternity leave. For any questions or concerns please refer to any member of the Castle Point Neighbourhood Policing team on the same telephone numbers and they will be happy to assist.

Contact details

Mobile: 07791 680413
Telephone: 101 extn 460142


PCSO Tracey Ginn (Collar number 8507)

Hello, I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Thundersley, Benfleet and also Hadleigh. My role is to support our local residents with a range of 'crime prevention' advice and visible patrols. I am very approachable so if you see me out and about please do feel free to speak with me or you can contact me via the usual channels.

Contact details

Email: tracey.ginn@essex.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: 101 extn 460131


PC Paul Levene (Collar number 71821)

Hello all, I am the dedicated Constable for the Hadleigh area and my role is to engage with the community. Hadleigh is a lovely place to live and work. It has a diverse group of persons with different ages, genre and abilities living together and occassionaly problems do arise . If you would like to discuss anything please feel free to contact me via the mobile number or via e-mail . I look forward to hearing from you

Contact details

Mobile: 07791680413
Email: paul.levene@essex.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: 101 ext 460131


Your local police station is listed below along with its opening hours and accessibility features. If your local police station is not open 24-hours, you can find details of your nearest 24-hour police station on the right of this page.

Benfleet Police station is closed until further notice.

Contact details:

Canvey Island Police Station
Long Road
Canvey Island
SS8 0JD

Tel: 101

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Opening Hours
mon12:00 - 18:00
tue12:00 - 18:00
wed12:00 - 18:00
thu12:00 - 18:00
fri12:00 - 18:00
sat12:00 - 18:00
sunClosed
Accessibility features
  • Ramp
  • Induction loop
  • Intercom
  • Disabled Parking
  • Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
  • Customer Care Pack
  • Visitor Parking Facilities

Mobile: 07791 680413

Below you can read about the issues that you have made a priority in your neighbourhood. We aim to act on the issues that matter the most to you.

Local Priority

Issue

The Hadleigh Neighbourhood Team have been asked by you to look at Theft from motor vehicles in the area as this appears to have increased over recent months.

Raised on 21/04/2013

Action

In order to address this, information will be distributed via the local beat surgeries , leaflets given out at the library and council offices, posters to be displayed in local shops and business premises .Door knockings to be carried out in targeted areas and vehicle owners spoken to regarding security of their vehicle. Actions to date have been carried out by local officers

Updated on 21/04/2013

Local Priority

Issue

The Hadleigh Neighbourhood Policing Team have been asked by you to look at raising the profile of Burglary awareness and how best to prevent it

Raised on 21/04/2013

Action

In order to do this the team will be targetting specific areas of concern and distributing advice via beat surgeries , crime prevention talks, Neighbourhood watch and door knockings. Actions to date have been carried out by local officers .

Updated on 21/04/2013

Local Priority

Issue

Shoplifting

Raised on 01/08/2013

Action

Extra high visability patrols in local shops from PCSO's and Neighbourhood constables. We have a team based at Rayleigh dedicated to concentrating on shoplifters, identifying them and preventing this working closely with store managers and employees.

Updated on 01/08/2013

Local Priority

Issue

Burglary

Raised on 01/08/2013

Action

The Thundersley Neighbourhood Policing Team have been asked by you to look at raising the profile of Burglary awareness and how best to prevent it

Updated on 01/08/2013

Listed below are a number of events we invite you to come along to. They’re an opportunity for you to meet the team and discuss any issues or concerns you have.

Crime statistics for your neighbourhood are available below along with resolutions to broader crime issues.

View crime statistics for this neighbourhood

Update

Current crime in Hadleigh: [updated 06/12/2013]

There have been '48' crimes in Hadleigh in the last 30 days.
These are 11x Burglary, 8x Criminal Damages, 5x Theft from Motor Vehicle and 1x Theft of Motor Vehicle.
For more information; contact the team.

August 2013
Metal thefts have increased over the last twelve months in the Essex Police area. The reason for the increase in metal theft crime is simply the increased demand for metal leading to increased prices for scrap metal. Metal is hard to identify as stolen property, and is easily converted into cash.

Metal theft offenders include them stripping copper piping, removing lead from the roof of churches and other buildings, opportunists taking ladders or bikes being left in front gardens. Thieves also target the railway line or BT lines causing much disruption. We have also seen a rise in the number of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles often happening overnight.

Please keep a look out for this happening in your area. If you see a suspicious person or vehicle that you believe may be linked to the theft of scrap metal please call Essex Police on 101. Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers free on 0800 555 111.


July 2013

We would like to warn residents to be mindful of so-called ‘Nottingham Knockers’ working in the area.

Local police have recently become aware that a group of young salesmen, dubbed the ‘Nottingham Knockers’, have returned to our part of the county.

Named after a scam originating in Nottingham, young people travel across the UK targeting a town at a time.

They knock at doors and claim to be ex-convicts or ex army attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high and extortionate prices. They are extremely pushy with their sales and can come across very intimidating especially to the elderly or vulnerable which often is their main target for a sale.

Police always advise residents to refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to give in to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices. However, often kind-hearted residents feel they are helping the Nottingham Knockers to turn their lives around so agree to buy their wares.

Please contact Essex Police on 101 if you see anyone acting suspiciously or believe you know someone being targeted by these males.


June 2013

Pickpockets

Please be alert for pickpockets’ operating in Castle Point. Never let your handbag out of your sight. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash in your purse or wallet and if your purse or wallet is in a bag, ensure the bag is securely zipped. Don’t leave your purse or wallet in your shopping basket, on restaurant tables on shop counters. Do not leave handbags on the back of buggies or trollies as this can be an easy target for thieves. At Castle Point we have purse chains that we can provide you with for free to keep your purse secure just contact your local PCSO to arrange collection of one or come along and meet us at a local beat surgery where we will have one for you to take. If you are using an ATM be mindful of anyone standing around you, cover your PIN number. Don’t let anyone rush or distract you. Pickpockets like people who are not paying attention, keep your bag and valuables safe and enjoy a crime free shop.

Shoplifting

Castle Point has seen a rise in shoplifters. If you have any information regarding someone you believe is involved in shoplifting or the handling of stolen goods please let us know on 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

You could get an £80 fine if you are caught and if you get caught again you may be arrested. The store can ban you and if you are banned from that store they may ban you indefinitely from every one of their stores in the country. Say no to peer pressure, you could get a criminal record. Essex police are stepping up patrols in shops, we have extra beat surgeries planned and will be showing an increase in visibility around shops and retail outlets. Essex police are working with the shops on a zero tolerance policy to theft and shoplifting, you will get caught.


May 2013

Please be alert for bogus callers operating in your area. It is important to take precautions when people knock at your home. Bogus callers may claim to be from the council, health or public authority, gas or electric companies or any other organisations. Don’t let them distract you. Always ask for ID and check it carefully. You do NOT have to let them in or even answer the door if you’re not expecting anyone. If in doubt, say no and ask the person to leave, there are safer ways to find reputable companies if you require them than strangers knocking at your door! If you are unsure your meters need reading then call your providers they can let you know if someone is due to take the readings, then arrange a date and time to suit you so you know who will be knocking at your door. Always call us on 101 if you have concerns or Essex Trading Standards on 08454 040 506. Remember not everyone is always who they appear to be.


Burglaries are continuing on a daily basis in Castle Point. Offences are mainly taking place day time between 10am and 6pm, with rear windows or doors being smashed to gain entry. Please be observant within your road. Keep doors and windows double locked when you are not home. Don’t advertise your belongings to thieves and keep them hidden from view, if they can’t see it, they can’t take it. The most common property stolen is jewellery, cash, laptops anything small enough to conceal in a rucksack. Visible burglar alarms and good lighting can put a burglar off.
Most burglars are opportunist and 3 out of 10 burglaries access to the property is gained through an open door or window.
If you witness any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood please call 101 and if in an emergency call 999.
Information can also be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where it can be left
anonymously.


Thefts from motor vehicles in Castle Point are also being reported to Essex police. Please remember to secure your vehicle and don’t leave any valuables in your car. Put your car in a garage or on a driveway where ever possible. Install security lighting covering your driveway and garage area.


April 2013

Did you witness fight in Leigh Broadway? (Posted 22 April 2013)
Police are appealing for witnesses to a brawl in Leigh in which one man was seriously injured.

A number of other people received minor injuries when a large fight broke out in the street in Broadway at around 1.15am on Sunday April 21. A car at the scene was also damaged.

One man from Benfleet received a serious wound to his neck that required emergency treatment, and other injuries. The 29 year old man was taken to hospital, treated and his condition is now described as stable, not life threatening.

Police stopped a car in the area shortly after the assault and arrested five men and one woman on suspicion of being involved in the incident and they are currently in police custody.

Police urgently want to hear from anyone who was in the Broadway area at the time and can provide any information. They are asked to contact Southend CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


April 2013

Classifieds sellers beware of buyer fraud (Posted 16 April 2013)
Users of classifieds websites are being warned about fake buyers seeking personal and banking details.

Fraudsters contact the seller stating they are interested in the item for sale and offer to pay them a small amount extra in order to convince them that they are interested and genuine.

They state they will be sending payment by UK Bank Draft and will get a friend or colleague to pick the item up on their behalf as they are currently on holiday.

They then ask for your full name, address, home and mobile numbers and banking details.

Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, urges recipients of such emails not to reply or send any personal information without first verifying their credentials.

If you need advice about fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to discuss your situation with one of their specialist fraud advisers. To report a fraud, you can either use the online fraud reporting form or make your report by calling 0300 123 2040.

March 2013
Castle Point is experiencing a high number of dwelling burglaries being committed and reported to Essex police.
Offences are mainly taking place between 10am and 6pm, with rear windows or doors being smashed to gain entry.
The most common property stolen is jewellery, cash, laptops anything small enough to conceal in a holdall or rucksack.
We would like to reassure the public that we are conducting a thorough investigation into every reported burglary and additional resources are patrolling Castle Point in an attempt to catch these offenders.
Crime prevention measures can be taken to reduce the possibility of you becoming a victim.
When you go out, always close and lock the external doors and windows, even if you are just going out for a short while.
Remove all valuables from out of sight. Remember if they can’t see it,
they can’t take it.
Keep spare keys safe and out of sight. Offenders could not only break into your property but could also steal your car.
Visible burglar alarms, good lighting and carefully directed security lighting can put a burglar off. Remember, less darks spots means less hiding places for someone not wishing to be seen.
Never leave garages or sheds unlocked. Your tools inside could prove to be very useful to an offender who wants to gain access to your property.
If you witness any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood please call 101 and if in an emergency call 999.
Information can also be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where it can be left
anonymously.

21st February 2013

Essex police need your help to crackdown and target drug dealing and production in your neighbourhood. We don’t even need to know your identity or where your information came from.
Do you witness drug dealing on a regular basis, if so where is this happening? Do you know the people involved with drugs, drug dealing or production within your neighbourhood, who are they? Do you see vehicles exchanging drugs, if yes in what road, what’s there vehicle registration? Do you know someone concerned in the cultivation and supply of cannabis? Please let us know.

Call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Crime stoppers are there for you to tell us about any crime or criminal activity.
• You won’t be asked for your name or any personal details – Nobody will know you called.
• Calls are NOT recorded or traced.
• You won’t need to speak to police, give a statement or attend court.
• Calls from landlines and most mobiles are free and DO NOT appear on your bill.

Help us beat drugs today.


February 2013 : -

'Ransomware' warning
Members of the public are being warned about a computer scam which attempts to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public by impersonating the Metropolitan Police Service.
The MPS Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) has received 1,100 reports from the public of the malware affecting their computers. 36 people in the UK have paid money, each losing £100.
Enquiries continue to trace those responsible for the scam. There have been no arrests at present.
The malicious software infects personal computers after users have accessed certain websites. The virus causes the PC to freeze and lock, with a message purporting to be from the e-crime Unit advising the user they are required to pay a fine to unlock the computer.
This is a fraud and users are advised NOT to pay out any monies or hand out any bank details. This scam is now affecting many countries in Europe and further afield, with each email tailored to include the branding of that country's law enforcement agency. Europol are coordinating with Europe's law enforcement agencies on this matter.
Genuine law enforcement agencies would never contact members of the public via this method and demand funds in this way.
We would advise anyone who has been deceived by such a message and handed over money to report the matter to their card issuer immediately and also report the offence to their local police by calling 101.
Virus/Malware infections where no money has been lost can be logged at www.actionfraud.org.uk/report_fraud
In order to reduce the chances of being infected by this or similar malware, police strongly recommend that anti-virus software is both used and, importantly, routinely updated to keep pace with new threats as they are discovered. In addition, operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS routinely issue updates that patch potential vulnerabilities. Sound advice can be found at www.getsafeonline.org

[JANUARY 2013]

Free Electrical Safety Testing
For small domestic appliances including
Toasters, kettles , microwaves, vacuum cleaners, food mixers, electric blankets , hairdryers and other similar domestic appliances

For adults living in Castle Point and Tendring, aged over 65 years or who require additional support due to a learning disability or mental, physical or sensory impairment.

Call 0845 603 7626
Or email: trading.standards@essex.gov.uk

Residents urged to secure outbuildings December 2012

Police are urging Essex residents who own outbuildings to make a New Year’s Resolution and think security for 2013. Garages, sheds and barns are susceptible to the opportunist burglar or career criminal as a result of their construction or position. Many of the 2012 break-ins could have been prevented had owners secured these buildings with adequate locks.On garage doors, security can be improved by adding locking bolts to both sides of the ‘up and over door’ or a garage door defender in the ground in front of the door.
With sheds and some barns, depending on the construction, padlock hasps should be coach-bolted and plated to the frame and door with a ‘close-shackle’ padlock also used for extra measure. In addition, hinges can be unscrewed so their security should also be thought of. Some items within buildings can be secured using good chains attached to a ground anchor.
Crime Reduction Advisor Stephen Armson-Smith said: "It’s also worth fitting an alarm to the shed or garage, good signage regarding security systems in operation and adding security lighting. Shed alarms are relatively inexpensive and available from most hardware stores or at reduced prices through Neighbourhood Watch groups.”
Security products that are fit for purpose can found by looking for the ‘Secured by Design’ or ‘Sold Secure’ logos or on their websites http://www.securedbydesign.com/or http://www.soldsecure.com/
Further crime prevention advice can be sought by contacting Essex Police’s local crime reduction advisors on 101.


An empty house between 4-9pm looks empty, an open invitation.
Look around and see how you can make it hard for burglars.
• Have an alarm fitted
• Leave lights on a timer switch.
• Put your radio on a talking station.
• Fit dusk to dawn security lighting on the outside of your property.
• Lock your garden gates-ensure bolts cannot be reached either over or under the gate.
• Grow spiky bushes near any unprotected entry to your garden, put non drying paint on fences, and keep cat and others out of your garden with cat spike runners along the top of fences.
• Lock and alarm your shed
• Postcode your garden equipment.

Post-code your property; itemise your property by recording serial numbers and take photos of expensive items including jewellery.

Take care when out shopping NEVER leave bags on view, Thieves will be tempted even by any loose change they can see.
• Lock goods in the boot ; never return to vehicle to put away shopping then walk away.
• Lock and activate alarm.
• Park in a well lit area. And ladies always have your car keys in your hand when returning to your vehicle.
• Take all Sat-Nav holders and stickers off windows, leave no evidence there might be a Sat-Nav in the glove compartment
Police are warning users of social media websites such as Facebook to check their security settings after burglars targetted and unoccupies home . A house in Wisbeach was ransacked and computers, jewellery, DVDS and a purse were stolen as a result of the homeowners being monitored via their Facebook account.
PLEASE be extra vigilant when adding personal details to these sites.

Bogus Salespeople
We have recently had reports in our area of people knocking on residents' doors offering to repair driveways and or that there is a problem with your roof. If you have somebody knock on your door, always ask for identification. If you think they are suspicious please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Cold Calling
Anyone being cold called by security companies are strongly advised to terminate the call and report the caller to Consumer Direct on 08454 040506. Under no circumstances at all should an appointment be made for a security survey to be carried out - those who disregard this advice stand a very good chance of being ripped off.

Keep an eye on your neighbour’s property; remember we are just a phone call away. Also please remember to lock and secure your car and put your keys in a safe place within your house and out of view
If you see any suspicious activity, please call us. If something is happening that looks odd, or out of the ordinary, there may well be something going on. We would rather attend to investigate at the time, than hear from victims in the morning.

SatNav's - Please remember to remove these from your vehicles overnight, there are still thefts being reported from residents who have left them in their cars overnight. It is also best not to enter your address into the satnav under the title of home, (input your address but give it another titile). Say for example your vehicle was parked at a shopping centre and its was subsequently stolen - all the thief would have to do would be select 'Home' from the Satnav directory and it would reveal where you live- taking them straight to your unattended home..

Police are warning users of social media websites such as Facebook to check their security settings after burglars targetted and unoccupies home . A house in Wisbeach was ransacked and computers, jewellery, DVDS and a purse were stolen as a result of the homeowners being monitored via their Facebook account.
PLEASE be extra vigilant when adding personal details to these sites.

Horse Watch
PCSO Nadia El Hatimi has set up Horse Watch in Castle Point to prevent crime involving horses and related equipment. If you would like to join please contact Nadia on 07791 680 397 or email nadia.elhatimi@essex.pnn.police.uk. Lifetime membership is only £5.

Crime prevention
We now have a leaflet display in the foyer of Castle Point Council offices which has newsletters about our area, crime prevention leaflets and lots more useful advice.
Free home security check
Our team can provide you with a free home security check to offer you advice on how to make sure your home is as secure as possible but if you would like this service you will need to contact us on our neighbourhood mobile 07791 680397.
We are here to listen to your problems and offer help and advice in how best to address them. This is and will remain a very nice place to live with low levels of crime. Remember YOU TALK , WE LISTEN and together we combat crime.
If you do have any concerns and it is a non emergency matter please contact us on the Neighbourhood Policing phone Tel: 07791 680397 from 08:00hrs- until Midnight .

You can take action in a number of ways to help make your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.

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