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Whenever possible you should try and report ONLINE – https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
We encourage reporting “attempt dog thefts” or suspicious activity so we can take the appropriate action to carry out necessary patrols and collate intelligence

If you cannot report online, please call 101. Only call 999 in an emergency.




Crime reports: Its encouraging to advise that we have only received 2 reports this month.
Crime No

Date/Time
Summary
Town

54210108936
08/11/2021 15:09
3rd Party - Known female has stolen the IP's dog from outside the shop. The IP has chased after the female and made her give the dog back.
Corsham

54210109698
10/11/2021 14:06
Unknown suspect has attempted to steal IPs dog from outside the store. The suspect was confronted by witnesses and gave the dog back.
Corsham






News and Information:
Dognappers could face up to five years in jail after rise in pet thefts | UK News | Sky News

https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/19733531.dog-theft-one-step-closer-harsher-penalties-thieves/

Dog DNA Initiative launched

Wiltshire Police launched Dog DNA kits, only the second force to do so after Glos Police. Test kits can be bought directly from the company’s website for £74.99: https://www.dnaprotected.co.uk/shop/

https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/wiltshire/news/2021/november-2021/swab-a-dog-to-keep-your-pet-safe/


Dog Wardens – Wiltshire Council  (https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/env-health-dogs)

https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/19650494.wiltshire-dog-wardens-given-gold-prize-rspca/


Christmas Appeal


The impact of the pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people throughout Wiltshire, leaving them feeling isolated, lonely and vulnerable. Sadly, we know these feelings will be felt more so than ever during Christmas.  
To help remind those in need throughout our community that they are surrounded by care, compassion and support our Citizens in Policing Team at Wiltshire Police have launched a Community Christmas Appeal.  
The team are asking for the public to nominate someone from Wiltshire or Swindon that they think would benefit from receiving a ‘care package’ in time for Christmas which will include a handwritten Christmas card or letter.  
Our brilliant Police Support Volunteers and Special Constables will be helping support this appeal and our police cadets will be creating hanging decorations and writing Christmas cards.
Nominate someone to receive a care package.
Any surplus items will be donated to local care homes our cadets work with and the local refuges we have in Wiltshire. Want to get involved?  If you feel able to support this cause personally by donating items for the care packages, there will be collection boxes in the Enquiry Offices at Trowbridge Police Station, Devizes Police HQ, Melksham Police Station Swindon Gablecross.  
Items we are looking for donations of are:  
Hats /Scarves /Gloves 
Jams/Marmalades 
Mince pies /Christmas Puddings
Prewrapped chocolate/sweets 
If any schools or local businesses would like to get involved and support this cause, please contact the team by emailing: vc@wiltshire.police.uk 
 
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Tracy Ince (Police, Watch Coordinator, HQ)

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