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Abingdon Neighbourhood policing Newsletter- June 2020

Read the police neighbourhood update for June 2020

Priorities
Anti-social behaviour (ASB): The neighbourhood team have been working alongside the Problem
Solving Team to tackle ASB across the area. Closure Orders have been granted by the court for two
properties; one on Preston Road, Abingdon and one on the High Street following reports of drug
activity and antisocial behaviour at the properties. Closure Orders are one of the tools officers can use
to tackle issues, such as disorder and nuisance to members of the public, in addition to receiving
information that a premises is being used in connection with the unlawful use of drugs.

Following reports of vehicles being used to cause ASB in Abingdon, letters have been sent by PCSO
Selene Moquet to the registered owners of two vehicles. Section 59 Warnings can also be issued to
drivers for, amongst other conditions, using their vehicle to cause alarm, distress or annoyance to
members of the public.

PCSO Selene Moquet has continued to receive reports of ASB in Hean Close, Abingdon. Please get
in contact with her at selene.moquet@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk if you have any information in
relation to this issue.

An Injunction to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance was served on a male after reports were received
that his property was being used for illegal activity and ASB. The male was subsequently evicted from
his address on the Vineyard, Abingdon after partnership working between the neighbourhood team
and Homeless Oxfordshire, to help protect the neighbouring residents.

Burglary: Reports of burglaries in the area have remained low over the last month. Please continue to
remain vigilant and take steps to keep your home safe.
Please report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. If you would like any
crime prevention advice, including a home security assessment, please contact the team by emailing
AbingdonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Offenders brought to justice

On Sunday 24th May, two males were arrested following a report of drug dealing in Abingdon town
centre. The vehicle left the area before being spotted near to Shippon by PCSO Susie Morley, who
gave details to her response colleagues of which direction the vehicle was travelling in. Shortly after,
the vehicle was stopped on Spring Road and the males were arrested. One male was arrested for
drug offences and possession of an offensive weapon and has been released under investigation
whilst further enquiries are carried out. The second male was arrested for drug offences and given a
Cannabis street warning.

On Tuesday 5th May, PCSO Ali Blood responded to a report of a several shopliftings that had
taken place in the town centre. After conducting a search of the area, the female suspect was
found in Bury Street and detained on suspicion of theft. The stolen items were retrieved and
the female was subsequently given a caution after being interviewed by officers.
Current crime trends

Between Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May, two vehicles were stolen from separate properties in
Kennington. Both vehicles had keyless technology which was intercepted by the offender(s). To
prevent this type of theft consider the following tips:
• Buy and use a signal blocking pouch which prevents the signal from being amplified.
• If possible, turn off the keyless fob’s wireless signal.
• Use a steering wheel lock and car alarm.
• Re-programme the keys of second hand vehicles.
• Park defensively if possible.
• Keep your vehicle tidy and remove valuables.

The neighbourhood team have received complaints of drug dealing in the Boulter Drive and Long
Furlong area of Abingdon. The team are patrolling the area regularly to try and deter the behaviour.
Please continue to report incidents by calling 101 or reporting online via our website.
Neighbourhood team engagement

PCSOs from the neighbourhood team have been conducting foot patrol around Radley Lakes,
due to a number of reported Covid-19 breaches in the area. Anyone who was seen to be
breaking the restrictions were engaged with and reminded of the Government guidelines,
before being encouraged to move on.

The team have also been working with the local businesses in Thrupp Lane, Radley following
complaints about parking in the area. We would like to remind those visiting the lakes to park
considerately on Thrupp Lane, ensuring enough space is left for large vehicles to pass in order
to access their businesses at the end of the lane.

Staff changes

PCSO Shafiul Islam has left the neighbourhood team and will shortly be starting his training to become
a police officer.

We welcome PC Matt Wheeler to the team as a new Neighbourhood Supervisor. Matt previously
worked with new police officer recruits and also has experience of working alongside trading standards.
Have Your Say meetings

Due to the current social restrictions in place, face to face ‘Have Your Say’ meetings will no longer be
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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