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North End SNT newsletter now distributed.

The latest edition of the North End Safer Neighbourhood Police newsletter has been delivered by members of Erith Watch to the local area. If you have not received a copy, please let us know and we will ensure that you get one. Erith Watch is now the largest Neighbourhood Watch group in the…

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Added by Hugh Neal on August 29, 2016 at 19:21 — No Comments

Scam letter circulating.

Please note that a scam "419 advance fee fraud" letter is circulating in the Erith Watch area. These scams normally involve spam emails offering huge sums of money to the recipient. They are fraudulently trying to get the addressee…

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Added by Hugh Neal on June 16, 2016 at 18:16 — No Comments

Car fire.

There was a car fire in Crescent Road, down the side of the kebab shop early this morning. Erith Watch member Emily discovered the fire and rang the emergency services. The fire was extinguished shortly before 7am. Well done to Emily, as had the fire continued and the cars' petrol tank ignited, it could have endangered…

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Added by Hugh Neal on June 9, 2016 at 17:31 — 1 Comment

Illegal scooter riders identified.

Erith Watch have been working closely with North End Safer Neighbourhood Police team…

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Added by Hugh Neal on August 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Fly tipped broken Asbestos roofing panels.

A member of Erith Watch alerted me this afternoon to the fact that a load of broken Asbestos roofing panels have been illegally fly - tipped at the end of the rear access road to the block of Victorian cottages starting at number 127 Manor Road. Bexley Council Environmental Crimes Team and…

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Added by Hugh Neal on June 15, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

An appeal for information.

Erith Watch are appealing for information; On Wednesday this week there were a number of incidents involving a stolen, high powered motorbike being illegally ridden by two 13 / 14 year old male youths in and around Erith. One incident involved criminal damage to a Police car, and another more serious incident involved a very near miss with an Erith Watch member who was walking his dog on the riverfront pathway which runs between Morrison's car park and the end of James Watt Way. The bike and…

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Added by Hugh Neal on May 28, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Fraudsters operating in Slade Green.

North End Safer Neighbourhood Police team issued the following warning yesterday. “Please be aware of 2 females who have recently been in the FOREST ROAD area of SLADE GREEN, knocking on doors asking for sponsorship for charity, or claiming to offer locksmith services. THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS so please be aware and share this information with anyone you may know who lives in Forest Road or other surrounding roads, indeed anywhere across the ward. One of the females is aged 40-45 and the…

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Added by Hugh Neal on May 20, 2015 at 18:52 — No Comments

Illegal bikers on Slade Green Marshes intercepted.

North End Safer Neighbourhood Police team made the following announcement today:-

"As you may remember, at the recent North End Ward Panel meeting, one of the promises chosen was Off Road Bike issues. Last weekend (2/3 May) an Operation was carried out by ourselves along with several other…

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Added by Hugh Neal on May 11, 2015 at 17:26 — No Comments

Another victory for Erith Watch.

You may recall that last September Erith Watch witnessed the fly tipping of pallets containing nearly two tonnes of rotten bananas at the Council recycling centre in James Watt Way, behind Morrison's supermarket. A photo of the criminal dumping is above - click on it for a larger view. For various…

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Added by Hugh Neal on January 14, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Erith Watch help nail a couple of fly tippers!

Dear All,

The following story has been published today by Bexley Council Environmental Crimes Unit:-

13 November 2014: Two irresponsible individuals were issued with hefty fines at Bexley Magistrates' Court on Monday 10 November following a successful prosecution by the Council.

Mr Stefan Boros, 38, of Gregory Crescent, Eltham and Mrs Rodica Ghiurca, 29, of Elm Grove, Erith, both pleaded guilty to charges that they…

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Added by Hugh Neal on November 13, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Illegal bike rider caught and prosecuted.

The youth who was recently caught on camera illegally riding an unlicenced trail bike on the pavement in Manor Road (see the photo above) has been caught and interviewed by the Police. He has admitted the offence after seeing incontrovertible evidence supplied by Erith Watch, along with a sworn statement made…

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Added by Hugh Neal on October 21, 2014 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Youths illegally riding an unlicenced trail bike in Manor Road.

The photo above was taken by a member of Erith Watch at 5.25pm on Saturday the 27th September. It shows two youths who have been illegally riding an unlicenced trail bike in and around Manor Road for a number of months. They are not wearing helmets, and habitually ride the bike at…

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Added by Hugh Neal on September 27, 2014 at 17:53 — No Comments

Manor Road engineering works - illegal bike riders.

A member of Erith Watch has been monitoring motor bikes illegally using the pavement during the Manor Road re - modelling works. The road is currently closed to all through traffic, but some irresponsible people are driving motor bikes along the pavement. There are access control barriers to…

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Added by Hugh Neal on July 6, 2014 at 14:07 — No Comments

Arson attempt at Erith Recycling Centre.

Police and Fire Brigade officers attended an arson attempt at Erith Recycling Centre in James Watt Way at 2.50pm this afternoon. A member of the Erith Watch team was also on hand. The fire was started in some illegally fly - tipped mattresses and old furniture that had been left on site. The fire was…

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Added by Hugh Neal on March 9, 2014 at 15:39 — No Comments

Yet more illegal fly tippers caught in the act.

Once again a member of the Erith Watch team caught a couple of illegal fly tippers in action at the recycling facility behind Erith Morrison's. Details of the incident, along with a series of photographs (including the photo above - click on it for a larger version) have been passed to both the Bexley…

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Added by Hugh Neal on October 8, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

More fly tippers caught in the act.

More illegal fly tipping has been going on at the Council recycling centre in Morrison's car park. A member of Erith Watch caught two people dumping packing crates and sacks of rotten, stinking bananas at 8.40pm last night; the vehicle number plate and other details were recorded. These have now been…

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Added by Hugh Neal on September 25, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments

Fly tippers caught red handed!

A local commercial company have been caught by a member of Erith Watch illegally fly tipping old sofas and furniture at the recycling centre in Morrison's car park at 5.52pm on Saturday the 31st August. The evidence has already been passed on to North End Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team. It has been suspected for some time that the company has been carrying out illegal dumping, but this was the first time that hard, reliable eye witness evidence has been obtained.

The recycling…

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Added by Hugh Neal on August 31, 2013 at 21:57 — 1 Comment

Car Crash in Erith Town Centre today.

Although technically outside of the Erith Watch area, members may be interested that there was a serious car crash at the bus halt outside of Erith Riverside Shopping Centre this afternoon. A small Toyota hatchback was written off after the driver lost control of the vehicle. No injuries have…

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Added by Hugh Neal on August 8, 2013 at 20:44 — No Comments

Police incident on Erith Jetty.

As you may already be aware, there was a Police incident on Erith Jetty, adjacent to the Riverside Gardens yesterday afternoon.  Police were chasing a man who was wanted on charges of affray after an alleged assault outside Erith Health Centre. He evaded Police and jumped off the jetty and into the…

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Added by Hugh Neal on June 27, 2013 at 17:35 — No Comments

Erith Watch wins a national award.

Erith Watch was awarded a certificate as a finalist in the National Neighbourhood and Home Watch awards. We did not win the top prize, but were highly commended. Thanks to all of those who helped to win us this valuable…

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Added by Hugh Neal on June 15, 2013 at 19:56 — No Comments

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