As the Easter weekend approaches, Suffolk’s Chief Constable is urging people to continue to comply with the government measures restricting movements to tackle coronavirus.
In a recorded message to the public Steve Jupp is repeating the importance of sticking to the government instruction of staying at home this Easter.
Chief Constable Jupp said: "We understand how difficult it is, but we are here to support you and keep you safe. It is heart-breaking to see what is happening around the country – when you see the footage of doctors and nurses and other health workers under the intense pressure they are currently facing. It really re-affirms why we need to stick to the government measures to keep us all safe and protect the NHS.
"I would urge people show patience and restraint over the Easter weekend and follow the Government advice on social distancing.”
Unless your travel is essential, the only plans you should be making are to stay home and stay safe in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
For the latest information and advice visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The message can be seen here:
A Message from the Suffolk Police Connect Team
Suffolk Police would like to remind residents during the spring and summer seasons to regularly check that their garden gates, sheds, garages, outbuildings and barns are locked and secure.
This follows a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries of sheds, garages & outbuildings in various locations across the County.
In many cases, various gardening equipment such as ride-on lawnmowers, push lawnmowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, electrical equipment, tools etc have been stolen.
We recommend that all property is security marked, insured, secured and locked away after being used.
Security advice can be found on our website under 1st Principle for Shed/garage security and property marking guidance (see links below).
We also would like to remind residents that often, tools left out can also be used to commit other crimes such as dwelling burglaries.
1st Principle Security advice can be found on the Suffolk Police webpage www.suffolk.police.uk or via this link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/shedandgaragesecurity1.pdf
Register serial numbers of tools and equipment via Immobilise https://www.immobilise.com/ and make a personal record. This will help identify items if they are found, and speed up the process of returning items to the owners.
A list of security products can be viewed via - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/security_product_brochure.pdf
Help us keep our communities safe.
Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice
To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us
To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.
Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.
Police Connect Team