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Neighbourhood Police Update - November 2018

on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 7:06pm


Rural crime - On 14th October we arrested two men from Bristol for hare coursing at Buckland. They were interviewed and released under investigation so that statements can be obtained from witnesses. The van they used and two Lurchers were also seized. We would like to thank the rural community for their quick action in spotting and reporting them. The Neighbourhood Team will maintain focus on rural crime day and night over the coming months which always prove to be busy.

Good news concerning beauty theft crimes which have now reduced thanks to extra patrols and the arrest of three known criminals who were caught in a stolen vehicle recently. The team will still maintain focus though whilst on rural patrols.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

Halloween and Fireworks nights were successful in terms of minimal ASB. The team undertook foot patrols in Faringdon and disrupted any teenage groups before they could get up with any significant mischief. Overall fun was had by all without members of the public or vulnerable people being distressed.


In October there were two burglaries in Shrivenham where jewellery was taken. The team have delivered crime reduction advice to surrounding properties and burglary remains a priority for the team. On the positive side two males were arrested and released under investigation for entering new build properties in Faringdon. Please stay vigilant and ensure you take security measures to secure your property.

Leave a light on and burglars in the dark!

Now that the days are shorter please follow some simple guidelines to help prevent becoming a victim of burglary:

  • Invest in a light timer switch
  • Close and lock all your doors and windows when going out or to bed
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Don’t advertise you are away from home on social media
  • Register your valuables with
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