Inspector Adam Ellis

Sergeant Jenna Jones

PCSO Anna Bowen

PC Charlie Jones - Rural Crime Team

PCSO Gary Gwilt - Rural Crime Team

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Knighton

Date agreed: 27 November 2019


There are a variety of scams that are currently going around Radnorshire where individuals are pretending to be from certain businesses i.e. utilities companies or HMRC to name a few.

In the heat of the moment, when we receive a call, we instinctively believe that the person on the end of the line is who they say they are, genuine and trustworthy.

Before you take their word for it though, Take Five. Stop, take a step back, think if what you’re being told really makes sense – and always remember that banks or some other trusted organisation will never:

  1. Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password, even by tapping them into your phone keypad.
  2. Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping.
  3. Ask you to transfer money to a new or other account for fraud reasons, even if they say it is in your name.
  4. Send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.
  5. Ask you to purchase goods using your card and then hand them over for safe-keeping.

For more information on financial fraud and tips on how remembering to Take Five can help prevent it, see the website If you think there has been fraud on your card or bank account – or if you suspect anyone has attempted to compromise your financial details - report it immediately to your bank or other financial services provider and then contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at

If you would like further information about current scams and how to keep yourself safe online and in general, you can contact your local Cyber Liaison Officer in Radnorshire NPT

Local area: Knighton

Date agreed: 28 November 2019


We are continuing to work closely with the town and carry our high visibility patrols around Skate Park, Knighton and other areas which have been identified as Anti-Social Behaviour hotspots.

Anyone with information please speak to one of your neighbourhood police officers or contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Local area: Knighton

Date agreed: 28 November 2019


Dyfed Powys Police and West Mercia Police are collaborating conducting high visibility patrols across the borders to tackle rural crime and drug activity. Rural crime is mostly opportunist in nature so remember to keep anything valuable safely secured and hidden from view. Please report anyone who calls at your property without a valid reason. Generally these criminals will drive around to see what is about and return later to steal it.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously, do not hesitate to ring Police on either 101 or 999. You can also report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Local Events

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Local Notices




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Farmer Market


Local NPT officers will be attending the Farmers Markets, feel free to have a friendly chat about any issues, we’ll be there to provide security and preventative advice.


Quad theft


Quad theft continues to be an issue, October saw three quads being stolen in the Radnorshire area; the total in the Powys area since January is in excess of 100.


What you can do:


  • Take colour photographs of all your Quad bikes; from the side, front and behind
  • Photographs should include serial/chassis numbers, model numbers and distinguishing features Security Marking and Crime Prevention:
  • All Quads should be security marked with your postcode, followed by letters of your farm name
  • Consider the use of a tracking device.
  • Immobilise your quad and store in a secure building.
  • Consider using ground anchor plates and heavy duty chains/padlocks for extra security
  • Avoid leaving quads in isolated locations when not in use and ALWAYS remove the keys.
  • Seriously consider installing CCTV and security alarms in buildings where the quad is kept.
  • Record any suspicious vehicles visiting your property and report them.


For further information, advice or a (free) crime prevention survey, contact 101 and ask to speak with a member of the Rural Crime Team.

If you see anything suspicious report it to the police. In an emergency dial 999.



Dyfed-Powys Police covers one of the most rural police areas in England and Wales. Agriculture within Dyfed and Powys tends to favour livestock farming and as a result many areas, including open access land, is stocked with sheep and cattle. We regularly receive calls from farmers, landowners and members of the public reporting farm animals being chased by dogs and in the most serious of cases where sheep in particular have been savaged and killed by dogs or having to be put down by a veterinary surgeon. The impact this can have on a rural business can be devastating. Not only does the farmer incur expensive veterinary costs to treat or put the livestock to sleep but for pregnant ewes, in particular, there is the risk of aborting their unborn lambs. This can incur further veterinary expense but also the loss of income from a depleted flock cannot be replaced. During 2019 the Powys Rural Crime team dealt with with a total of 55 incidents.

Please take a look at the attached leaflet for further advice and information.


Contact The Team


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In case of emergency you should phone 999.

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Dyfed-Powys Police does not routinely provide an enquiry office service at this station.

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.