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Friday 31 August 2012

Police Warning

We have been sent this warning from the police via Archdeacon Karen.

There has been a series of Frauds committed in the Northampton and Milton Keynes areas over recent weeks using precisely the same method. The offender targets church members, approaching people at or outside churches or church halls appearing upset and frantic for help. He tells them that his mother has died that morning on the island of Jersey and that he is in desperate need of funds to get out there to identify the body and bring her home. He explains that his mother was a member of their church and lived locally until recently. He quotes the details of several of the churches local ministers to add validity to his story but these people happen to be on holiday at the time so it appears that he has done some preparatory research.

He is described as follows: White Male aged 30-35 years 5’4” to 5’8” tall with a slim build Fair hair cut about ear length Last seen wearing a blue hoody with white writing and dark jeans This male is EXTREMELY plausible, cries when recalling memories of his mother, gives his name as ‘John WILLIAMS’ and passes a mobile phone number when asked. He will even quote addresses that are local.

Please can details of this crime series be circulated among the Church community, encouraging any persons who come across this male to call 999 immediately? Anyone who has any information regarding this man can call the Police non emergency number on 101
Northants Police reference – NP/23988/12
Ed Allington Partnership
Crime Prevention & Reduction Advisor
Milton Keynes Police Station
302 North Row
Witan Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
Tel 01908 686294

The Venerable Karen Gorham Archdeacon of Buckingham
The Rectory
Ford Road
HP17 8RZ
Pho: 01865 208264
Fax: 01296 747424

Sunday 19 August 2012

Sound Proofing

Last week some specialist sound proofing material was installed in the upper room above the kitchen. Hopefully this will allow the children to make the most of Junior Church without worrying about disturbing the adults in the main body of the church.