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Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

 

News Bulletin

 

Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

17th July 2016

 

Pokeman Go “App” has arrived in the UK

 

Mobile phone fixed in hand, moving quickly from landmark to landmark and cheering spontaneously in the street.

Millions of people are joining the new phenomenon – Pokemon Go – which is sweeping through the country after its launch this week.

People are crowding round prominent buildings in their communities, eager to catch the fictional creatures from the cult cartoon and video game series.

The aim of the game is to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via the device’s GPS system and camera. It uses the location of the player’s phone/device to pin-point where the nearest checkpoints (called PokéStops) and animated Pokémon characters are.

The player can then follow the game on their phone/device, whilst walking in the real world, to try and catch them all.

Pokémon have so far appeared in a variety of locations across the region, though the game has only just been officially released in the UK this week.

Supermarkets, restaurants, gardens and parks have unwittingly found themselves included in the online game, which sees random venues across the UK become the ‘home’ of animated Pokémon characters for players to collect.

This craze is going to grow with more and more people getting addicted to the game particularly children.

 

 

Warning

America has seen numerous accidents and crimes as a result of people playing this game so be cautious and careful.

Most people are walking around with an expensive iPhone in their hand holding it out at arm’s length.

You could be a victim of crime having the phone stolen.

Make sure you know where your children are going out to hunt the characters.

Don’t drive and use the mobile phone to play the game you could end up with a fixed penalty or even worse involved in a serious collision.

Remember it’s a Game Not Reality

 

 

The Summers Arrived

 

It’s that time of year again when Mums and Dads have the great challenge of keeping the kids busy for the summer holidays.

We don’t want to spoil the fun but make sure the kids know the boundaries and don’t get involved in ASB or Crime over the holiday period.

 

Set the boundaries

Know where they are going and with who?

Check up with what they are telling you! We have many incidents were kids are supposed to be having sleep overs and they have lied and go elsewhere and could be open to harm.

 

We general have an increase in reports of ASB in this period please do your bit as a parent to keep both your children safe and the community.

 

For children:

 

For parents:

  

Search the local authority websites they have lots of activities in the holidays organised for kids of all ages so get looking be imaginative and enjoy the time off.

 

 

Security Advice for your holidays

 

Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

 

Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

 

Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.

 

 

Inspector Dave Snasdell