Police urge residents to be vigilant after suspicious activity in Southam


Police are urging residents to be vigilant after suspicious activity in Southam.

One incident happened on Tuesday February 10 at around 10.30am on Linley Road.

A man knocked on the door of a property and began asking the homeowner suspicious questions. He claimed to be doing a questionnaire for the government about television licenses. He asked the homeowner if she had any televisions, smart phones, laptops or tablets in the house.

A description of the man is not yet known.

Another suspicious incident occurred yesterday (Wednesday 12 February) at around 11am in the Linley Road area.

A dark blue vehicle, thought to be a Volkswagen Polo or Golf, which had a Latvian number plate, was driving slowly and acting suspiciously.

It was being driven by a man with two women on board.

The two women then got out of the vehicle and attempted to climb over the fence of a property in Linley Road.

They are thought to be Eastern European.

The two women had dark hair – one aged 20 to 30 years old and the other around 50 years old.

The man with them was also dark haired and around 30 years of age.

Insp Faz Chishty, said: “We do not wish to alarm our communities unnecessarily, however we are urging residents to be vigilant after receiving reports of these two suspicious incidents. We advise homeowners not to let any cold callers into their properties or to engage with them if they appear suspicious and not genuine.”

If anyone has information on these two incidents, please call police on 101 quoting incidents 202 and 169 of Tuesday 11 February. Any other suspicious activity should also be reported using the non-emergency number.

Alternatively, information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org