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Abingdon neighbourhood newsletter- November 2020

Read the NH newsletter November 2020   

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
PCSOs Ali Blood & Maddie Highmoor were on late shifts over the Halloween weekend and were out patrolling Abingdon on foot and in a vehicle. In terms of reports of anti-social behaviour we are pleased to say that we received very few reports and the majority of people were enjoying the evening with no issues.

Between Friday 25th September and Wednesday 14th October, a burglary occurred at Beverley Close, Abingdon. Entry was gaining via a rear kitchen window. Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

Between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday 10th October, an attempt to gain entry to a property in Welland Close, Shippon, was made. Marks were found on the door frame and damage was caused to the lock.

A property on Poplar Grove in Kennington was broken into between 5pm and 6.45pm on Saturday 10th October. Entry was gained via the rear of the property and a messy search was carried out. This is currently still under investigation.

We have continued to have reports of breaks to sheds and garages with bicycles being stolen from within. Please take some time to review the security of any outbuildings you have.

If you would like any crime prevention advice, including a home security assessment, please contact the
team by emailing AbingdonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, you can download our free Home Security Guide by visiting

Offenders brought to justice
On Saturday 10th October, a 15 year old male was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a robbery that occurred at The Abbey in Abingdon, on the same day. The male was also arrested for several other offences that he was outstanding for. He has been released on bail whilst further enquiries are carried out.

On Monday 19th October, a male was arrested in Drayton for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of a Class B drug. The male was remanded in custody to appear at court the following day.

On Friday 30th October two young men were stopped checked by PCSOs Ali Blood and Maddie Highmoor after they were seen acting suspiciously by them and the Vale of White District Council CCTV operator. The men were both detained for drug searches which ICR officers assisted with.

One man was found in possession of Class B drugs and is due to attend the police station for a voluntary interview. The second man was arrested for possession of drugs with intent to supply and taken into custody. He has subsequently been released under investigation.

PCSO Ali Blood attended a report of a shoplifting at SouthEast Workwear, Stratton Way and identified a suspect. The man was subsequently arrested, charged and sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.

Report of criminal damage
Over the past month there has been an increase of criminal damage to vehicles in Sutton Courtenay and Drayton. If anyone has any information about these reports, please get in contact using the below details.

What the team have been doing

On Sunday 11th October, PCSOs Maddie Highmoor and Ali Blood conducted a knife sweep in Abbey Gardens, Abingdon. Knife sweeps are carried out to search for discarded or hidden weapons that could cause harm if they fell into the wrong hands. Luckily on this occasion, no knives were found.

Following reports of street drinking and anti-social behaviour in the Botley and North Hinksey areas, PCSO Rich Osborn has been working with Oxford City Council, homeless charities and police teams to tackle the issues.

On Wednesday 21st October, PCSO Sue Haynes visited Forrest School with Year 3 pupils from Sutton Courtenay Church of England School. The pupils enjoyed toasting marshmallows and making mud pies.

PCSO Rich Osborn has been carrying out patrols in the village of Appleton after several reports of criminal damage taking place. Residents will see ‘Police Operation’ signs in the area to try to prevent any further reports.

PCSO Maddie Highmoor and PCSO Ali Blood assisted their ICR colleagues with conducting a search for a suicidal female in Abingdon. They searched through fields and tracks in dark, muddy conditions. We are pleased to report that the female was found, and is receiving the support that she needs.

PCSO Maddie Highmoor is currently working on a project to tackle speeding along Ock Street, Abingdon. She had planned to set up a Speed Indicator Device (SID), to record the speed of vehicles travelling along the road. Unfortunately, due to torrential rain, the weather was not on PCSO Highmoor’s side. Therefore, another date will be arranged for the SID to be deployed.

Staff changes

This month we say farewell to PCSO Selene Moquet who is leaving the team to begin her training as a police officer. She will be returning to the South and Vale police area once she has completed her training.

We welcome PCSO Jamie Horner to the team. Jamie has just finished his training and will be completing his tutorship with PCSO Clare Atkins over the next few weeks.

Have Your Say meetings

Due to the current social restrictions in place, face to face ‘Have Your Say’ meetings are currently not being held until it is safe to do so again. Please use the details below to contact the team about any concerns you have.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
E-mail: AbingdonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency

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