Burglary: Due to recent tool thefts, the neighbourhood team held free tool marking sessions in Wallingford and Didcot. This was also a great opportunity to advise the public on security and give out crime reduction advice leaflets. These events were very popular and we will be organising more soon! Please follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale where we often advertise these events.
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.
Witness appeal: On the 3rd May, the Co-op, Lowstock Place, Didcot was burgled. Offenders stole the cash machine. If you have any information that could assist us with ongoing enquiries, please call 101 (or report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk/report-a-crime), quoting reference: 43190132543.
County Drug Lines: 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. On 13th May a 21 year-old man from London was arrested in Didcot on suspicion of drug supply. He has been bailed with conditions not to enter Didcot #TVPStonghold.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB): Following a number of incidents involving young people causing ASB in Didcot, the team carried out an operation to target, and verbal warnings given. The operation has provided a positive result, and the team will continue to monitor. We are also working closely with the local schools and other organisations with a multi-agency approach to the situation.
A message from Didcot TRAIN, 118 The Broadway
Didcot TRAIN are a registered charity working in Didcot, Oxfordshire, to seek out, engage and empower young people, with an aim of developing their skills and utilising their talents to identify and pursue opportunity. We have delivered outreach and mentoring activity to young people aged 11 to 18 since 2002. Over the 2018/19 financial year, we worked with 461 young people, several schools and dozens of community agencies in order to broker positive opportunities and make real differences to young people’s lives. Through supporting young people to overcome barriers, we work to prevent any challenges limiting their future potential. We aim to achieve this through delivering a range of activities and services which include: detached youth work, outreach, group and one to one mentoring, social action projects, youth involvement and leadership programmes. Our Explore More Programme is a particularly exciting event in our calendar in which we take a number of young people on a week-long residential to France. Through exposing the young people to numerous new challenges, the trip aims to encourage them to gather new perspectives on themselves and how they interact with others, leading them to pursue positive personal goals on returning. For regular updates on what we are getting up to, do take a look at our @DidcotTRAIN Facebook and Twitter pages and if you have any questions in relation to our work please give us a call on 01235 519315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offenders brought to justice
• Following intensive intelligence gathering by the team, a male who was outstanding for many months was tracked down and arrested. He was wanted for failing to appear at Slough magistrates Court to answer charges for Fraud and Possession of a knife in a public place.
• A moped was seized by us, and driver reported for no insurance and no licence.
• A male was arrested for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following reports of him causing a nuisance in The Orchard Centre, Didcot.
What the neighbourhood team have been doing
• The team have been carrying out primary school talks in relation to personal safety and stranger danger.
• PCSO Martin arranged and held a joint bike marking session with the British Transport Police (BTP).
Community Speed Watch (CSW)
CSW is continuing to grow, with Warborough joining. If you would like to volunteer to become part of your local CSW group, please contact us.
We would like to welcome PCSO Laura Robinson to the Didcot and Wallingford Neighbourhood Team. Laura was a PCSO in Oxford before transferring over to join us.
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