Bogus callers and con-type burglaries

Bogus callers who may be any age and appearance, male or female, aim to trick or worry you into leaving your house or into letting them in by making up stories. Tips on stopping bogus callers They may pose as water, electricity or gas-board workers, council workers or police officers; so they can steal money […]

Preventing crime in the local area

How you can reduce crime & prevent wrongful arrests

The Government has produced advice on crime prevention and community safety which is available from your local council, police station and Neighbourhood Watch group. Getting involved in neighbourhood watch Neighbourhood Watch is one of the largest crime prevention initiatives. Anyone can get involved in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Schemes allow local people to help the […]

Arrest and prison abroad

If a British national is arrested or detained overseas, the local British Consul will try to help. The Consul cannot get the person out of jail, but will take action if their rights have been denied or abused. In the event of an arrest To assist the Consul you should try to provide certain details […]


Crime, justice and the law

Being charged with a crime If you are charged with a crime you will be given a ‘charge sheet’. This sets out the details of the crime you are being charged with. The police will decide if you either: can go home until the court hearing – but you may have to follow certain rules, […]