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Bicester Neighbourhood Monthly Update

Alert message sent 17/04/2012 09:58:00
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Bicester Neighbourhood Monthly Update
This month, the Neighbourhood team have been conducting enquiries and doing high-visibility deterrent patrols in relation to a spate of Criminal Damage and Anti-Social Behaviour incidents at the upper end of Lucerne Avenue (near the Lords Lane entrance to the Bure Park estate). We would like to remind residents that they can use the non-emergency number (101) to report any suspicious activity that may be linked to these offences. This could be sightings of persons carrying items that could be used to cause damage or loitering around vehicles that are not theirs. Please include physical descriptions of persons seen (including clothing) and their direction of travel, as this enables us to make sure we are stop checking the right people.
The Sobell House Charity Shop in Sheep Street is experiencing thefts of charitable donations that have been left on the doorstep outside of business hours. The manager is requesting that donations are not left outside of the shop and instead recommending that the public contact the shop in business hours (01869 248788) and the donations can then be collected. CCTV has been installed in the shop and is being reviewed by staff.
A local male who was arrested by PC Waterson following a warrant being executed at his address back in January has been convicted at court for theft and drugs offences. Coran Bateman of Blackburn Walk, Bicester was sentenced to 8 months, 4 of which are to be served in prison. This is a good result for the team as Mr Batemans address has been subject to many warrants over the last 12 months and it seems now that the courts are starting to take swift action against him. The Neighbourhood Team are now working closely with the local housing association to seek the eviction of Mr Bateman from his address in Blackburn Walk, we know that this well come as some relief to the local residents in Blackburn Walk. We encourage anyone with any information in relation to any criminal activity to contact the Neighbourhood Team via the non emergency number for Thames Valley Police, 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
In the wake of three incidents recently in the Bure Park nature reserve, between the hours of 10am and 4pm, we are urging members of the public to report any incidents or people of a suspicious nature to the Police on non emergency number 101, or in an emergency the behaviour should be reported via 999. The public are reminded to not be influenced by exaggerated reports on Facebook, but to remain vigilant while the Police investigation into the incidents continues.
This month saw the launch of “Forecourt Watch”, where local petrol stations and garages are being issued with “storenet” radios and will have a direct line of communication with the Police in the event of any vehicles making off without paying for fuel. This will undoubtedly result in a quicker response to the scene to apprehend the offenders.
The Bicester Neighbourhood Team has finally gone live on Twitter! To view all of the latest Neighbourhood Updates you can find us or Tweet us on @TVP_Bicester 
The internet address for Twitter is if you have not already registered, and is an excellent way of accessing up to the minute updates on Policing activities in the area. For more details about the team visit our website at you can enter your postcode to locate our page.
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Deborah Hextall (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA)

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