Local policing priorities for Faringdon

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

Priority

Burglary remains a priority across the area.

Issued 20 May, 2019

Action taken

A lawnmower was stolen from a shed in Sudbury Court, Faringdon. Please make sure your tools and garden machinery are locked away securely. Keep sheds in good condition and postcode mark all your tools as this will act as a deterrent and increase the chance of stolen items being returned.

Please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/advice/home-security-guide/ to download our security guide which contains a range of physical and digital security measures to protect your home. There is also advice on how to avoid invalidating your home insurance through poor security and a handy checklist when going away. You can also click on a link to sign up to Thames Valley Alerts to receive local crime updates from us.

Actioned 20 May, 2019

Priority

County Lines

Issued 20 May, 2019

Action taken

As a neighbourhood team we have been focusing on County Drug Lines. We have been provided with intelligence that suggests dealers have been using Faringdon. County Drugs Lines is the name given to a type of drug dealing by organised crime groups (OCGs) who create a network between a city and a smaller town. A closure order has been obtained from the Magistrate’s Court for a house in Faringdon where drug dealing is suspected to be taking place.

Actioned 20 May, 2019

Priority

Anti-social Behaviour (ASB)

Issued 20 May, 2019

Action taken

We received a report about a large group of football supporters in the town centre causing ASB. The Faringdon neighbourhood team attended, and with force wide support and assistance from Wiltshire police, ensured the peace was kept and that the supporters were moved on.

We have received numerous complaints that young people have been smoking cannabis. In response to this the team have been stop checking and searching young people who are believed to be linked to this. The neighbourhood team have been focusing on ASB moving people on and giving suitable words of advice to those involved. Acceptable Behaviour Contracts have been provided to those repeat offenders who must comply with the conditions listed on the contract.

Actioned 20 May, 2019

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