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Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police are warning people to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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Man accused of trying to kill Wolvey car salesman dies in prison

A man accused of trying to kill a Warwickshire car salesman by running him over in a van he had arranged to test drive has died in prison, a judge has heard.

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Drug dealer who supplied teenage girls in Harborough is jailed

A drug dealer who supplied teenage girls in the Market Harborough area with Class B drugs has been jailed.

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How quickly do police helicopters respond to incidents in Market Harborough?

Questions have been raised after a watchdog highlighted concerns over the speed of response by police helicopters.

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VIDEO: Landmark footage of hi-tech thieves serves as warning to owners of keyless entry cars

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.

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VIDEO: Heavy police presence at UK’s Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online.

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Video: Brazen bike thief strikes in central Harborough as children look on

This shocking video shows a man stealing a bike in the centre of Market Harborough at the weekend - accompanied by a woman and two small children.

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This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.

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Man indecently exposes himself to 15-year-old girl in Desborough

A man indecently exposed himself and performed a sex act in front of a teenage girl in Desborough.

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WATCH: Banned Royal Mail TV ad ‘too scary’ to be aired

A Royal Mail ad intended to raise awareness of the threat of identity theft has been banned for being too scary.

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Police issue warning over bogus callers

Police warning over cold calls from bogus bailiffs

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, has reported an increase in cold calls to the public from bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt.

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VIDEO: Police raid traveller sites, including one near Harborough, to tackle modern slavery

More than 70 officers were today involved in a major operation to tackle suspected modern slavery, including at a site near Market Harborough.
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VIDEO: Market Harborough man caught on camera vandalising former employee’s car

This is the chilling moment a Market Harborough man was caught on CCTV scrawling the word BITCH on the side of his former employee’s car in a bitter revenge attack.

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The scam in action

Police issue warning over supermarket money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving ‘money off vouchers’.

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VIDEO: Dramatic footage shows raiders blasting cash machine from post office wall in Lutterworth using gas canisters

Dramatic CCTV footage has been released showing theives using gas canisters and a chainshaw to steal a cash machine in Lutterworth.

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Cash point broken into using gas canisters and a chainsaw in Lutterworth

A Post Office in Lutterworth was left extensively damaged after being attacked over the weekend.
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