Criminal Damage to St Mary’s Church

Damage has been caused to St Mary’s Church, Adderbury. Three youths were seen leaving the area after a window was smashed by stones being thrown. The incident occurred between 19.00 and 19.10 on 11 January. If you saw or heard anything please call 101 quoting 43190011261.

Stolen Number Plates in Twyford

A vehicle has had both its front and rear index plates stolen while the car was parked on the driveway of a property in Rochester Way, Twyford, Adderbury. This occurred between the hours of 10.00 on 11 January and 11.02 on 12 January. If you believe you have information relating to this incident, please call on 101 to report quoting reference 43190011766. As stolen number plates can be used in crime, please ensure that you inform the police if this happens to you.

Fake Emails and Texts

Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing. The messages contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a […]

Action Fraud – Malicious Calls etc

Revenue and Customs Alert What you need to know Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC. The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable […]

Purse Dipping

Following several purse dipping incidents within Banbury over the last few days, we are encouraging everyone to ensure that handbags, pockets and shopping bags are secure to avoid anyone attempting to steal your purse or wallet.
Please pass this information on to friends and relatives who are not on the Alert system.

Cycling on Pavements

I would like to remind everyone that cycling on any pavements is an offence unless it is on a designated cycle path. This falls under Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835; which makes it an offence to ride or drive on any footpath. Please be mindful of other people when cycling, I appreciate that some roads can hazardous, but you need to acknowledge that the foot path is primarily for pedestrians. It has been reported that some cyclists have been “quite intimidating by riding at pedestrians”.
Cyclists, please be aware-this is not acceptable and if caught a 50.00 fine can be issued.