Police events to stop rural crime

MHBG-28-07-11 Banbury Police
Pictured - PC Richard Miller - Neigbourhood Rural Officer

MHBG-28-07-11 Banbury Police Pictured - PC Richard Miller - Neigbourhood Rural Officer

Thames Valley Police will continue a campaign designed to tackle rural crime with several events across the district next week.

The ‘100 Days of Action’ campaign aims to prevent rural crime through high visibility policing, the targeting of known offenders and improving confidence in the police amongst the rural community.

Events next week are in Banbury, Chipping Norton and Upper Heyford.

Richard Miller, acting sergeant for the rural neighbourhood team, said: “In addition to normal policing activity we will be devoting extra resources to tackling rural crime and holding a series of crime prevention events during the week.

“There will be particular focus on farm security and crime prevention advice in relation to burglary dwellings, non-dwellings, heating oil and metal thefts. I would like to encourage residents to attend these events, which are a great opportunity to meet neighbourhood officers and discuss any matters of concern.”

Officers will be hosting a neighbourhood watch community event at Upper Heyford Community Shop from 10am-noon on Monday. They will then be at Pets at Home on the Banbury Cross Retail Park from 10am until 3pm on Tuesday and at Countrywide Suppliers in Chipping Norton from 10am until 3pm on Wednesday.

A free tack marking and equine event in partnership with Datatag is at Countrywide Suppliers, Chipping Norton next Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Sgt Miller added: “The neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area and carrying out door knocks throughout the week.”

Visit www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk for messages.




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