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'Suspicious men' seen 'loitering' in Cornish village

'Suspicious men' seen 'loitering' in Cornish village

Published by Emma Carton at 7:42am 12th June 2019. (Updated at 8:36am 12th June 2019)

Police have issued a neighbourhood alert after reports of two men acting suspiciously in a Cornish village.

Officers say they were seen 'loitering' around Tregony, near the Roseland, on Tuesday lunchtime.

The pair are described as wearing dark clothes and were spotted at around midday.

Locals are being urged to be vigilant and report anything worrying, noting the following key details.

"We have received a report of two males ,wearing dark clothing, acting suspiciously and loitering in the area of Tregony at approximately midday today, Tuesday 11 June 2019.

"Please can residents be vigilant and if suspicious persons are seen please make a note of descriptions and any vehicle registrations seen.

"Phone 101, or 999 if you believe a crime is taking place, quoting log 306 11 June 2019".

Devon and Cornwall Police

What is suspicious activity?

Suffolk Police have shared the following information on an advice leaflet:

Suspicious activities can refer to incidents, events, individuals or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place.

Some common examples of suspicious activities include:

  • A stranger loitering in your neighbourhood or a vehicle cruising the streets repeatedly;
  • Someone peering into cars or windows; high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis;
  • Someone loitering around schools, parks or secluded areas;
  • Strange odours coming from a house or building;
  • Open or broken doors and windows at a closed business or unoccupied residence;
  • Someone tampering with electrical, gas or sewer systems without an identifiable company vehicle or uniform;
  • Sounds of breaking glass, gunshots, screaming or fighting;
  • Strangers removing license plates or loading valuables into vehicles from a residence, even if the moving truck looks legitimate.

How do I report suspicious activity?

Devon and Cornwall Police has the following advice:

If you are unsure or suspicious about somebody's activities or behaviour, however insignificant it may seem at the time, we would urge you to contact us using one of the methods below:

  • Call 999 if there is an immediate threat to life
  • Call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. This confidential hotline is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff. Please pass information at any time on this hotline. 
  • Report non-urgent crime to us on 101 or: Report Something Form
  • Visit your local police station
  • Speak to your local police officer or police community support officer 
  • Call Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to stop all crime. Your call is completely anonymous.

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