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Neighbourhood Police Update - May 2019

on Tue, 21/05/2019 - 10:00am

Here is the latest update from the Faringdon Neighbourhood Policing Team.


Burglary: A lawnmower was stolen from a shed in Sudbury Court, Faringdon. Please make sure your tools and garden machinery are locked away securely. Keep sheds in good condition and postcode mark all your tools as this will act as a deterrent and increase the chance of stolen items being returned.

Burglary remains a force priority. Please visit to download our security guide which contains a range of physical and digital security measures to protect your home. There is also advice on how to avoid invalidating your home insurance through poor security and a handy checklist when going away. You can also click on a link to sign up to Thames Valley Alerts to receive local crime updates from us.

County Drug Lines:

As a neighbourhood team we have been focusing on County Drug Lines. We have been provided with intelligence that suggests dealers have been using Faringdon. County Drugs Lines is the name given to a type of drug dealing by organised crime groups (OCGs) who create a network between a city and a smaller town. A closure order has been obtained from the Magistrate’s Court for a house in Faringdon where drug dealing is suspected to be taking place.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB):

We received a report about a large group of football supporters in the town centre causing ASB. The Faringdon neighbourhood team attended, and with force wide support and assistance from Wiltshire police, ensured the peace was kept and that the supporters were moved on.

We have received numerous complaints that young people have been smoking cannabis. In response to this the team have been stop checking and searching young people who are believed to be linked to this. The neighbourhood team have been focusing on ASB moving people on and giving suitable words of advice to those involved. Acceptable Behaviour Contracts have been provided to those repeat offenders who must comply with the conditions listed on the contract.

Offenders brought to justice

Faringdon neighbourhood team received a call about suspicious activity in a local pub. The team attended and contained the area until other units arrived. Five arrests were made and a large sum of cash was seized along with drug related property.

Trailer thefts

We have had a small spate of trailer thefts in the local area, if anyone sees anyone acting suspiciously around properties or areas with trailers can this please be reported on 999. We would advise that trailer owners review their security. Trailer hitch locks and wheel locks are advisable and if possible use a vehicle to block the trailer in.

Active communities

• Faringdon neighbourhood team have been liaising with local parishes in moving forward with the community speed initiative to try and cut down on speeding through our small local villages.
• With Ramadan ongoing we will be focusing on supporting our local Muslim community during this time to ensure their wellbeing and safety.
• We will be arranging Have Your Say meetings so members of the public can come forward and talk about local concerns. The time and location will be placed on the TVP Facebook page.

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