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Message sent by Daniel Millington (Police, Media Officer, HQ Digital Communications)

Cheshire Constabulary is advising residents across the county to be vigilant following a spate of burglary incidents involving outbuildings, including sheds and garages.

Such incidents occurred in Winsford, Northwich, Macclesfield, Wildboarclough, Alsager, Little Neston, Frodsham and Warrington.

Superintendent Laura Marler said: “The public can aid our fight against such crimes by contacting us if they see such burglaries being carried out or anyone acting suspiciously in their area.

Good Morning, 

Unfortunately, across Cheshire over the last month there has been a spike in Purse Dipping, this is where Purses or items from Purses are removed from handbags without the victim knowing. The offenders are particularly active in busy public places such as shopping centres.

Please follow the preventative advice below as proactive steps to avoid being targeted.

  • Keep your handbag on you, zipped with no valuable items on display (this includes your mobile phone). Do not leave it unattended....
  • Keep your handbag close to your body.
  • In restaurants and cafes put your bag on your lap or on the floor between your feet with your foot on the strap. Alternatively place the strap through one leg of the chair.
  • Never leave your bag in adjacent seats in theatres, pubs or on public transport.
  • If using public toilets, do not place your handbag close to the door or side walls, particularly if there is a gap between the walls and the ground. It could be snatched from the outside.
  • Keep to major, well-lit streets and avoid isolated areas. Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash with you. Withdraw only money needed at the time.
  • Look for ATMs located inside buildings, supermarkets or other busy locations.
  • Be mindful of distractions, thieves working in pairs may attempt to divert your attention in order to steal your handbag or its contents.
  • Attach your purse to your handbag with a secure cord and keep your mobile in a zipped internal pocket or on your person.

If you would like a purse bell, please contact your local PCSO. 

Kind regards, 

PCSO 22696

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Cheshire Police Notice:

We are currently making a concerted effort to direct members of the public to alternative methods of contact, to ensure that 101 is used just for crime. The alternatives include:

Face to Face – encouraging people to visit local stations/helpdesks or attend a local PCSO surgery.

General Contact Form ( – this is for all general enquiries, advice, or to notify the police of a planned event, for example.

Contact an Officer Form ( – this is for anyone wishing to speak to a named officer allocated to their incident, and is useful for when officers are not on duty.

Incident Update Form ( – similar to the ‘contact an officer’ form, this is to request an update on an incident.

Local Priorities Form ( – for if there is an ongoing issue in your area you wish to highlight as needing action.

Speeding Issues ( as above but specifically for speeding issues.

Social Media – General concerns can be raised to any of the Cyberbeat accounts (Facebook and Twitter), though recordable incidents or crimes ought to be directed through the other channels.

There is also a host of information on our website ( that the public may find answers to any enquiries they have without the need to call 101, so it’s always worth highlighting this in the course of your social media updates.’

And of course any member of the public or council can contact me at this email address….


PCSO 22697 David Hayes

Chester LPU Beat C (Kingsley and Gowy)

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