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Protection advice following international ransomware cyber attack

Sunday 14 May 2017, 1:22 PM

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and other organisations in the UK and globally, Gloucestershire Police have some security advice to help individuals an…


Bogus roofers con elderly woman out of more than £1,000

Monday 03 April 2017, 11:10 AM

Police are seeking witnesses after two men defrauded an elderly Hartpury woman into paying more than £1,000 for roofing work that was never carried out.


Suspected shoplifter knocks over 76-year-old woman as he flees store in Cheltenham

Thursday 09 March 2017, 3:24 PM

A suspected shoplifter fleeing staff at a Cheltenham store, knocked down an elderly woman, causing injuries to her arms, ribs and face.


Thousands of pounds worth of silverware stolen from Cheltenham home

Thursday 09 March 2017, 1:21 PM

Images of silverware stolen in a burglary in Cheltenham have been released by police, to raise public awareness should any of it be offered for sale.


Telephone scams in Gloucestershire

Friday 03 March 2017, 10:29 AM

Gloucestershire Constabulary has been alerted to recent incidents of telephone scams.  These scams follow a similar pattern where a householder receives a telephone call from someone tricking the h…


Rogue traders disturbed by police in Cheltenham

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:31 AM

Police disturbed rogue traders in Cheltenham before the victims handed over hundreds of pounds.

Two men were knocking on doors on Salisbury Avenue yesterday (Monday 23 January) offering to …


Shop owners urged to be aware of fake £50 notes

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10:52 AM

Shop owners are urged to be aware of fake £50 notes after two incidents in Wotton-Under-Edge and Berkeley.

The first incident happened at the Post Office in Kingswood yesterday (Tuesday 17 …


Warning over cold call from security firm claiming to work with Gloucestershire Police

Thursday 12 January 2017, 2:09 PM

Gloucestershire Constabulary are warning the public of a security firm who cold called a resident claiming they worked in conjunction with us.

A resident in Berkeley received the call yeste…


Warning – bogus police officer phone call scam

Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:27 PM

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an elderly woman received a suspicious phone call from a man stating they were calling from Metropolitan Police.

An 85-year-old woman from …


Warning – Stroud resident targeted by ‘HMRC’ scam

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 11:12 AM

Police are warning the public about a scam which targeted a Stroud resident yesterday (Monday 21 November).

A woman received a phone call from somebody pretending to be from HMRC, who claim…



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