Burglary Alert

A dark coloured A Class Mercedes has again been seen acting suspiciously in the Banbury area, particularly Bloxham Road.

If you see this vehicle acting suspiciously in your area please call 999 immediately.

If you have any information or CCTV in relation to this vehicle acting suspiciously please call us on 101.

Please review your home security, be alert and keep in contact with us, and your neighbours.

Working together makes our Community more resilient to crime.

Thank you,

PCSO Claire Brennan

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.

Concerning Incident

We have received reports that cats are being shot within a couple of the local villages close to Banbury.
We would encourage anyone that believes their cat has been injured in the manner to report it on 101 or if you know of anyone that is inflicting these injuries on these cats please also come forward so we can stop this pointless act of cruelty.

Fake Government Grants Fraud Alert

Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.
To make the grants look legitimate fraudsters have set up bogus companies and convincing looking websites that claim to be operating on behalf of the UK Government.

Phone Scam

We are receiving reports from members of the public, who have received calls from people claiming to be from the HMRC. The calls are coming from 020 numbers and claim that arrest warrants have been sent out for Tax Fraud. Be advised that this is a scam, please do not engage or relay any personal details to these callers. If you have elderly or vulnerable relatives, please make them aware. Contact Action Fraud 0300 123 2040.

Hidden Harm?

Last week Thames Valley Police (TVP) launched their Hidden Harm campaign urging everyone to ‘open their eyes to abuse’.

Over the next 18 months they will be raising awareness of different types of abuse hidden in the heart of our communities in Thames Valley. The first focus of the campaign is modern slavery.

In the past two years TVP have recorded 120 modern slavery crimes across our area but they say that many more go unreported.