Cold Weather Message From Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police have sent a really helpful message to remind us of the problems that this returning cold weather may cause. They are particularly concerned about ensuring we keep warm and what to do if there is a power failure.

Please have a look and whilst thinking about your own home consider talking to vulnerable people in the neighbourhood who might also need a hand.

Warning – Telephone Scam

Thames Valley Police have received several calls from residents around the Chipping Norton area saying that they are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from HM Customs. The caller is stating that the resident owes them a lot of money.  Fortunately, to date, no personal details have been disclosed.

If you should receive a call from anyone claiming to be from HM Customs, or the like, and that you owe serious amounts of money please do not give any personal details out.

Witness Appeal After a Burglary at the Post Office in Bloxham

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the Post Office in Bloxham.

At around 3:03am on Wednesday 24 January two offenders gained entry to the Post Office on the High Street.

Once inside the offenders stole a quantity of cigarettes.

The offenders are described as being white males, one of whom was wearing a hooded top with a distinctive logo on the front.

Investigating officer DC 5429 Philip Rowles of the Investigation Hub at Banbury Police Station said, “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on: 101, quoting reference: 43180024189.

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Being Neighbourly in the Cold Weather

Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about preventing crime – it is a movement with neighbourliness at heart and with this cold weather they have sent a friendly request to communities to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

Many people are waiting out the weather at home and some won’t have been able to get out for several days now so a friendly knock from a neighbour is welcome. Maybe they need a pint of milk or a can of beans to get them through to the thaw, or a path swept or their dog walked?

Of course your safety is important too – so please think about that and only venture out if you can do so safely.

Attempted Garage break

We would like to make you aware that an attempted garage break occurred in Brookside Way, Bloxham on Monday, where the offender attempted to jemmy the door open with an unknown item.
Can you please ensure that garages and outbuildings are as secure as possible and perhaps even consider parking your vehicle up against the door to prevent it being opened.

Appeal for Witnesses Following Assault at Market Square in Bicester

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an incident in Market Square, Bicester last week.

Between 2:15 and 2:30am on Saturday (20/1), an altercation broke out between some men outside the Kebab Shop in Market Square. This continued along Crown Walk where a man was knocked to the floor and kicked multiple times. A 27-year-old old man suffered a broken nose, severe swelling to the eye and chipped teeth as a result.