Calls from firm falsely claiming to be Swift Solicitors

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been informed that unsolicited telephone calls are being made to members of the general public, with the caller falsely claiming to be telephoning from the firm Swift Solicitors.

We understand that the calls invite the recipient to provide details regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident that they may have been involved in. If the recipient refuses to provide the requested information, the caller can become threatening and intimidating. We are also advised that the calls can also become frequent and a nuisance.

Any unsolicited telephone calls purportedly from Swift Solicitors regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident, particularly if it involves the payment of money should be reported to the police. Affected members of the public can also report the matter to the SRA via fraud@sra.org.uk. Solicitors should report the matter to the SRA red alert line on 0845 8500999 or redalert@sra.org.uk.

Swift Lawyers Limited

There is a genuine firm called Swift Lawyers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm’s office is at 123 Market Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0DF. The firm’s legitimate telephone number is 01942 886825.

Nuisance/Scam telephone calls.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA )has been informed that unsolicited telephone calls are being made to members of the general public, with the caller falsely claiming to be telephoning from the firm Swift Solicitors.

We understand that the calls invite the recipient to provide details regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident that they may have been involved in. If the recipient refuses to provide the requested information, the caller can become threatening and intimidating. We are also advised that the calls can also become frequent and a nuisance.

Any unsolicited telephone calls purportedly from Swift Solicitors regarding a personal injury or road traffic accident, particularly if it involves the payment of money should be reported to the police. Affected members of the public can also report the matter to the SRA via fraud@sra.org.uk. Solicitors should report the matter to the SRA red alert line on 0845 8500999 or redalert@sra.org.uk.

Swift Lawyers Limited

There is a genuine firm called Swift Lawyers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm’s office is at 123 Market Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0DF. The firm’s legitimate telephone number is 01942 886825.

(Information received from Leicestershire NHW on behalf of Leicestershire Police)

Recent Burglaries.

1)  On Sunday March 10th between 1.45pm and 9.45pm, a house on Elmfield Avenue (close to Cliffwood Avenue) was broken into.  Access was gained by forcing a rear door.

Crime ref:- LC/01028/13-7

2)  Between 9.00pm on Tuesday 12th and 11.00am on Wednesday 13th March, a house on Beechfield Avenue (middle part) was broken into.  Access was gained by forcing a rear patio door.

Crime ref:- LC/01058/13-9

Were you in the areas of these incidents, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

(information from local beat officers)

Burglary – Walker Road.

Between 6.45am on Wednesday 27th February and 6.15pm on Thursday 28th February, a house in Walker Road (close to Fielding Road) was burgled.  Entry was gained by breaking a rear door.  Amongst other items, keys to a vehicle were stolen.

Were you in this area around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

Crime ref:-  LC/00876/13-1

(Information from local beat officers)

Man charged with Burglaries

A 31-year-old man has been charged with three counts of burglaries, which all involve business premises.

They were at:

  • Thurcaston Road, Leicester, on January 23, when three laptop computers were stolen;
  • Belgrave Gate, Leicester, on January 26, when £140 cash, bank cards and personal documents were taken;
  • Sibson Road, Birstall, also on January 26, when £10 in cash, bank cards and personal documents were taken.

The accused has also been charged with stealing from another shop on Sibson Road. Birstall, on January 20.

He is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on March 25.

Crime number: CB/00429/13-9, CN/00383/13-4; LC/00388/13-6; LC/00309/13-7

(Information from Leicestershire Constabulary)

Burglary – Elmfield Avenue

On the evening of Thursday 14th February, between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, a house at the upper end of Elmfield Avenue was burgled.  Entry was gained from the rear of the property.

Were you in the area of Elmfield Avenue/Fielding Road around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 (Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers)

Security alert telephone calls

The Police have had reports of a Leicestershire resident receiving a telephone call from a with held number stating ‘that a security alert was happening at the weekend and that they needed a security device to alert police and fire departments’.

The resident told the caller that they would check with police first and the caller immediately ended the call.

We would ask for your help in passing this information out in the community, especially to the elderly and vulnerable and telephone 101 if you should receive a telephone call of this type.

Alarms sales – suspicious

We have received a number of calls from our members regarding both telephone calls and doorstep cold calls from an alarm business.  The name given is M E Security.  Our members have reported that they are uncomfortable about the sales pitch and some of the questions being asked.  We know nothing about this business and have so far been unable to ascertain any information at all about them.

In the absence of any further information, please treat all these calls as suspicious.