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Neighbourhood Policing Update February 2019

Abingdon NH newsletter Feb 2019
Sergeant Tim Pavey writes:

“Priority 1 – Burglary

We are currently working with members of the Community Action Group and Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in an attempt to make more and more areas Smartwater streets and villages. Work is ongoing in South Hinksey, Botley, Cumnor, Radley and Kennington.

There was a burglary in North Hinksey Lane overnight between 29th and 30th January where entry has been gained by smashing a patio door. If you have any information and can help at all please call 101 and quote 43190031194.

A property in Hamels Lane, Boars Hill was broken into between 31st December and 2nd February. Entry was forced to the rear of the property and jewellery was taken. Smartwater and crime prevention was issued throughout the street as a result.

Priority 2 – Violence

There was an instance of disorder outside the Blue Boar Public House on 19th January. Two males were arrested and released under investigation. The team are working closely with the town’s Pubwatch in order to reduce instances of violence and ensure a safe environment for those drinking responsibly.

Priority 3 – Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Two young men were interviewed in connection with criminal damage that had occurred on Friday 18th January in Queen St. The CCTV operator observed them being anti-social and PCSOs responded. Acceptable Behaviour Contracts will be issued alongside sanctions from the Youth Offending Team.

Abingdon NHPT, Oxford NHPT and the council are working to combat anti-social behaviour and street drinking in Botley. If you have information that may assist, please get in touch as we are working towards imposing Criminal Behaviour Orders for those responsible.

Offenders brought to Justice

• Lewis Felton, 29, of Deer Walk, Oxford has been convicted of burglary after targeting an address in Garford in an attempt to steal high value vehicles. Felton was remanded in custody by the court and he is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 19th February for sentencing.

• A 38 year old male from Nottingham was arrested on suspicion of committing theft from a victim on Turner Road, Abingdon. The male has been bailed pending further investigation.


What else have we been up to?

• PCSO Blood and PC Barraclough attended the Abingdon Shopwatch and Pubwatch AGMs. These are excellent opportunities for us to work closely in partnership with licensed premises, shops and businesses in a bid to deter and disrupt criminal offences and anti-social behaviour.

• On Monday 4th February the team held a ‘Day of Action’ in Abingdon town centre in light of several purse/handbag thefts. The team were at the Monday Market handing out leaflets, purse bells and purse chains to members of the community. Banks and charity shops were also visited to highlight the issue. The day was aimed at raising awareness of such offences and trying to ensure people keep their belongings as safe as possible.

• A talk was carried out on Monday 4th February at Thameside Primary School for the reception class covering ‘What the Police Do’ and providing education for the children around the role of the Police.

• A presentation is planned for years 10 and 11 at the Unicorn School in Abingdon on Sexting and Child Sexual Exploitation.

• A Licensing Operation took place in Abingdon on 26th January. The team worked with Pubwatch at local pubs and we staged a condition of entry period at the Punch Bowl and the Black Swan. People were swabbed on entry to look for traces of drugs.

• Drug swabbing has been carried out at licensed premises across the area’s towns and villages and future operations will target those premises with high readings.



Forthcoming events:

Have your Says with PCSO Clare Atkins (South Abingdon):

  • Sunday 10th February from 15:00 at Tesco, Marcham Road, Abingdon
  • Friday 22nd February from 18:00 at Fairacres Trading Estate, Abingdon

Have your Say with PCSO Adi Wright (Botley/Cumnor):

  • Saturday 16th February 2pm – 3pm at Dean Court Community Centre

Have your Says with PCSO Sue Haynes (Drayton/Sutton Courtenay):

  • February 19th 2pm – 2:30pm outside Drayton Village Hall
  • February 20th 2pm – 2:30pm outside Costcutter, Sutton Courtenay

Have your Says with PCSOs Ali Blood and Jason Bauer (Abingdon Town):

  • Monday 4th March 10am – 10:30am at The Monday Market, Market Place, Abingdon
  • Saturday 23rd March 2:30pm – 3pm at Market Place, Abingdon

Recent incidents / witness appeals

If you have any information about any of the below incidents, please let us know by calling 101 or e-mailing the below address and quoting the reference number.

  • There has been a report of poaching at Farmoor Reservoir. The perimeter fence was cut and it is believed that long lines have been put out to catch fish. We are investigating this alongside the Wildlife Officer, Thames Water and the Environment Agency.
  • There has been a series of thefts from vans where tools have been stolen in the Botley area. Please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious call us. Please remember to remove any tools from vans overnight and ensure vehicles are locked and secure.
  • Overnight on 26th January a house was broken into and keys for a vehicle were taken in Heatley Way, Botley. Reference no. 43190027216.
  • On 28th January a vehicle was broken into in Appleton and items were taken from within. Reference no. 145 28/01/2019.
  • There have been several fuel thefts from premises in the Thrupp Lane area of Radley. We have been regularly patrolling the area and PCSOs Osborn and Moquet have signed all of the businesses up to the Business Watch Scheme.
  • Overnight on 10th January two caravans were stolen from Drayton Mill, Milton Road, Drayton. Offenders have cut a fence and gained access to a compound. Reference no. 43190010816.
  • On 19th January at 8:05pm 2 males were disturbed attempting to gain access to the rear of a property in Marcham Road, Drayton. Reference no. 43190020017.
  • At 10:00am on 27 January 2019 a vehicle was approached on a driveway in Lock Way, Drayton. No theft took place as a neighbour disturbed the males. A white transit van was seen to drive away from the property soon after this incident took place. Reference no. 43190028108.


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