A white van, registration number WM04FGP was seen taking scrap from behind Chelmscote Row without permission. When challenged the two young gentlemen did replace the items taken and weren't impolite, however they were taking items without permission and residents should be aware.
There was an attempted car break-in on Saturday 18th August at Oat Cottage, Williamscot. A car had the lock forced out of the door. Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the police immediately.
Two men wearing balaclavas were seen yesterday, Sunday 12th August, around Stud Farm Close. There hasn't been any report of a crime being committed, however residents should be aware and should report any suspicious activity to the police.
Police and Crime Commissioner survey - seeking views on policing and crime. Hello The Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has launched a survey seeking feedback from residents of the Thames Valley on policing and crime. The results of the survey will help inform the next Police and Crime Plan which is due to be published in March 2017. The survey will give the residents of your Parish the opportunity to feedback any concerns or issues about policing as well as what they think Thames Valley Police should be prioritising for the next five years with regards to crime and I am writing to ask whether you would be able to support us in publicising the survey to your community.
Message sent by Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA) A male was seen leaving the property at the time. A grey golf car, part index number KY55... was also seen leaving the area. The offender had attempted to gain entry to the property by smashing a rear kitchen window. No entry was gained. Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. If you saw anything suspicious in your area or have any information that may help with police enquiries please telephone Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Police Team on 101. Alternatively if you have information that could help us but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. To receive these messages directly
UPDATE: It has been suggested that this could well have been the milkman, but nevertheless, the message is still valid! Dear All I wanted to let you know that in the early hours of this morning (4.15 am) I heard and briefly saw a vehicle (something similar to a flat bed ford transit – light in colour) acting suspiciously around the green. I was up with [my daughter] at the time and unable to act on what I saw – and have been feeling guilty ever since. Basically I heard the sound of a vehicle moving around the green, this stopped for 1-2 minutes, I looked out the window and heard the vehicle revving and driving fairly swiftly up the
Message to Banbury Rural - Wednesday 1st August Message from PCSO Ange Alford Sightings are requested for a young male, smartly dressed who has been seen in the Banbury Rural area, cycling around. On his cycle he has a grinding tool and offers to sharpen tools for a cheap price. If you see this male in your village please telephone 101 and report date, time and location of the male. Any description or flyers he may have would be helpful. Please request information be past onto Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Police Team. Many Thanks Message sent by Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell LPA)
Cropredy/Mollington area for those seeing anything suspicious. Cropredy has had gates stolen from the cemetery and also activity where sheds on the allotment have been broken into (adjacent to the cemetery). Also one attempted burglary and one actual burglary to properties backing onto the open fields in Kyetts Corner and Creampot Lane. Also theft of number plate in Mollington too today Over the last week we have had two ride on lawnmowers stolen, one in Bodicote and the other in Sibford Ferris. Sibford Ferris- Countax ride on taken from Wood way Lane on the 21/06 Wykham park Farm- Countax ride on taken overnight 24/06 Also a shed break in Horley. Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. Please remember to