Road traffic collision in Alsagers bank

We received a call just after 10am this morning (Wednesday 3 February) reporting a road traffic collision in Alsagers Bank.

A blue Fiat Punto was involved in the collision on High Lane and the road was blocked for a couple of hours, with traffic backed up in both directions.

Our initial inquiries indicate that the vehicle swerved and was in collision with a wall. The road was closed whilst the vehicle was recovered and the road was clear by 12.30pm.

Our colleagues at the ambulance service attended the incident and the driver was taken to hospital with suspected head and leg injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 157 0f 3 February.

Computer Scam Warning

Police are warning people to be vigilant of a computer scam.

The warning comes after a Cheadle resident received a telephone call from a man purporting to be from Microsoft Windows, claiming he needed to instruct the resident to do something on the computer.

Luckily the resident refused and the caller failed in his bid to try to obtain personal data from the computer.

If you receive such a call, please DO NOT follow the instructions given, but end the call immediately and contact the police on 101. Please help us to make everyone aware of this scam, particularly the elderly who may be particularly vulnerable.

Free Bogus Caller and Scam Awareness Show

Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) are inviting people to a bogus caller and scam awareness show.

The show will be performed by students from Cheadle Academy’s drama group and aims to increase people’s knowledge and awareness around bogus callers.

Entry is free and the event will take place on Wednesday 27 January at 2.30pm at The Cheadle Academy, Station Road, Cheadle, ST10 1LH. Local officers will also be available to give advice.

Free Winter Vehicle Checks and Bike Security Marking Event

Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) are inviting motorists to a winter car check event at Morrisons’ car park, Sun Street, Cheadle, ST10 1EZ, on Saturday 30 January between 12pm and 4pm.

Come along and get your car checked free of charge. A qualified mechanic from a local garage will be on hand to assist.

There will also be an opportunity to get your bicycle security marked for free.