New app gives Banbury area residents another way to contact the Police

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A new app has been launched to give Banbury area residents and others another way to contact the police for a variety of reasons.

The app can be used to report all sorts of transgressions, including domestic violence, without the need to make a verbal phone call.

Helen Keen, Police Community Support Officer for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to contact the police which is why a new app called #PoliceUK has been launched.

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"This will allow you to report a range of services online in the same way you would as if you called 101. These include reporting anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, or road traffic incidents and many others and means you can do it whenever suits you without having to make a phone call.

“#PoliceUK is available via both the Google Play and iOS App stores. If it is an emergency, you should always call 999,” she said.