Residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, should be extra vigilant and report any suspicious door to door callers to the police, following a distraction burglary which took place at the home of an elderly/vulnerable couple, who live in a property on Carson Croft, Matlock. At approximately 1835hrs on Wednesday 23rd June, a female entered the house and sold two packs of bedding to them, asking for the money. They paid cash. It was later discovered that a further amount of cash was missing.

 Description: white female, middle aged, average build, shorter than 5’10” tall, local accent.

 Did any residents in the area see this female, any accomplices or any vehicle? If so, please phone the police with any information – Tel: 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 33608/10.

The Operation Blackbrook meeting which relates to the management of off road vehicles in the Peak District National Park is to be held at the Town Hall at Bakewell on Tuesday 22nd June 2010 and will commence at 7pm prompt.

This meeting gives the opportunity of the local villagers, farmers and off road vehicle users to address their questions or concerns to;

The deputy leader of DCC, Councillor Chris Jackson, The leader of DCC Highways Dept, Mr Neil Hickman, local police Inspector Brian Hall, PDNP Rangers, rights of way officers and the Chief Executive of the PDNP Mr Dixon.

Any queries should be directed to ;

Pc 616 Kevin Lowe
Tideswell & Area Villages SNT
Derbyshire Constabulary
Bakewell Police Station Tel: 0345 123 33 33 (Ext: 722/2029)


Please be aware of a man telephoning businesses in the area purporting to be from Derbyshire police, saying he is working with local community groups and businesses to help reduce drug crime and general unsociable behaviour. He says that he is planning to send out a publication and asks businesses to sponsor this and in return the company name would appear in the booklet. Derbyshire police do not contact businesses asking for money to advertise in publications.

 Further calls have been received from companies saying they are linked to the police offering security systems for sale for £1. The caller asked questions such as name, age, property owner, etc. from a withheld number and was rude when their offer was declined. No company name mentioned nor was there a contact number. The BBC Watchdog website contains interesting ‘reports’ similar to those reported to Derbyshire police recently. Our crime reduction officers can offer crime prevention advice if required.

 Don’t be taken in by these companies who use high pressure selling techniques to get their business. These companies are not in any way linked to Derbyshire Police.