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Rural crime
Rural Crime Week will run from 4th – 8th March. During this week the Neighbourhood Teams across the South and Vale will be running operations to deter hare coursing and thefts from vehicles at beauty spots, engaging with landowners and working with partners like Environmental Enforcement Officers who deal with waste and fly tipping etc. You can follow us on social media using #TVPrural

Op Sceptre
Op Sceptre is the Knife Crime Awareness week from 11th – 17th March. South and Vale Neighbourhood Teams will be visiting schools to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives as well as general safety messages to the community. You can follow all TVP’s knife crime awareness events and safety messages by following #Opsceptre

You said we did
Following attempted burglaries in Aston Tirrold, local residents were asked to be extra vigilant and descriptions of two suspects were passed. The following evening two males were seen by a member of public who believed they matched the descriptions from the previous night and called Police. We have attended and located the males. Their details were taken and their car seized for no insurance.

Offenders brought to justice
A 42 year old man from Wallingford has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment for Threats to Kill and causing Actual Bodily Harm (ABH). 

Witness appeals
We are looking to build a bigger and better intelligence picture in regards to drugs. Have you seen a pattern of suspicious activity in your area? If so we would like to know. Please get in touch, the information you provide could be the missing piece we need and your details will be kept anonymous. Contact details at the bottom of the page.

Neighbourhood policing comments box
We are trialling a new scheme whereby you can post us comments, questions and suggestions via our blue police post box currently situated at the customer service desk in Waitrose Wallingford. Initially the box will be here until Monday 18th March. The box should not be used to report any issues which need an urgent response and does not replace reporting crime via 101 or 999. Please feel free to leave a telephone number or email address should you wish for us to get back to you or remain anonymous. 

Crime prevention advice
Believe it or not even the police receive scam emails. A colleague was sent an email to her work address from a person claiming they were a hacker. The stated that they had managed to hack into her computer and webcam and now had sensitive information about her and would send it to all her contacts if she refused to send money via Bitcoin. This sort of contact from an unknown person can leave people feeling frightened, worried and embarrassed that the hacker is able to carry out his threats if his demands are not met. Please do not panic and NEVER send anyone any money and if you are concerned call 101 for further advice.

Future events/meetings/active communities
• 6th March – Town Council Meeting 1930 – Wallingford Town Hall
• 7th March - Coffee Morning at Barnaby Court 10.30
• 11th March – Have your say and Knife Crime Awareness 15:30 – 16:30 Waitrose, Wallingford
• Sexting Talks at Wallingford School throughout March
• The Wallingford Neighbourhood Team will be working in partnership with Oxford Fire and Rescue as part of the annual junior citizens. This allows us to engage with local schools and allows the children to experience real life scenarios in a safe environment. 

Clare’s Law
You may not be aware but under Clare’s Law (The domestic violence disclosure scheme) any member of the public has the right to ask police if their partner or the partner of a close friend of family may pose a risk to them. If checks reveal any record of abusive offences, or suggest a risk of violence or abuse a disclosure will be made to the person at risk. 

Our aim is to help people make a more informed decision on whether to continue a relationship and provide help and support when making that choice. To make an application all you would need to do is call 101 and we will take the details and talk you through the next steps.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency

Message sent by
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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