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Abingdon neighbourhood police update- January 2021

Alert message sent 04/01/2021 12:58:00

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Happy New Year to all our readers. We hope you have had a peaceful start to 2021.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
A partial closure order was granted by the courts at a property at The Hawthorns, Thornhill Walk, Abingdon, following work by officers from the Abingdon Problem Solving Team. Actions were carried out around the address after the initial arrest of 3 males for drug activity. The purpose of the closure order is to safe guard the occupant and improve the environment for those living close by.
On Friday 11th December between 9.30am-4.50pm a burglary occurred at Masefield Crescent, Abingdon. Access was gained via the rear of the property and a window was forced open.
Between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 12th December, a property in Borough Walk, Abingdon was broken into and money was stolen from a safe. Enquiries are ongoing at this time.
On the evening of Saturday 12th December, the kitchen window of a house in Stanford Drive, Abingdon was forced open and entry was gained to the property. Nothing was stolen.
Overnight between Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December, an attempted burglary occurred at Lenthall Road, Abingdon. Damage was caused to several window frames on the property but no entry was gained.
If you would like any crime prevention advice, including a home security assessment, please contact the team by emailing
Alternatively, you can download our free Home Security Guide by visiting
Offenders brought to justice
On Sunday 13th December, a male from Drayton was issued with a penalty notice for breaching the COVID-19 restrictions. The male had been spoken to by police the previous day and reminded of the restrictions. However, he was then found in breach by allowing a gathering of people inside his property.
On Thursday 17th December, a 20 year old male was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after several cars were damaged whilst parked on Saxton Road, Abingdon. The male has been charged and bailed to appear at court at a later date.
Safety advice
With the dark evenings still upon us for several more weeks, we would like to remind cyclists and runners to ensure they are visible when exercising in and around the villages, many of which do not have street lighting. Bright or reflective clothing is recommended, along with front and rear lights for cyclists.
When exercising dogs, please ensure they are kept under control, especially around other dogs, people and livestock.
Reports of damage
Overnight between Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December, several cars were damaged whilst parked on the High Street, Sutton Courtenay. If you have any information about these reports, please get in contact.
PCSO Rich Osborn has had reports of someone riding their horse across the football pitches at Wootton Village. If you have any information about who is responsible, please get in touch.
Crime prevention advice
We would like to remind people to keep any new Christmas gifts safe and secure, both at home and when out and about, to try and deter thieves and combat property crime.
  • Don’t advertise your gifts on social media
  • Register your new presents online using a property registering website, such as Immobilise
  • Mark your belongings using a property marking kit or SmartWater.
  • Keep valuables out of view of windows and doors at home
  • Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle
  • Be aware of who is around you when using mobile phones etc in public places
  • Lock bikes securely both at home and when out
What the team have been doing
PCSO Rich Osborn has been out and about in several of the villages over the last few weeks, including visiting members of the community at the new Thirsty Community Café in Marcham.
PCSOs from the neighbourhood team have been working late shifts with Incident Crime Response officers to respond to reports of COVID-19 breaches across the South and Vale area. You can continue to report breaches online via our website:
PCSO Jamie Horner has successfully completed his tutorship with PCSO Clare Atkins, and is now fit for independent patrol. Jamie will be covering North Abingdon including the areas of Peachcroft and Northcourt.  
Have Your Say meeting
Due to the current social restrictions in place, face to face ‘Have Your Say’ meetings are currently not being held until it is safe to do so again. Please use the details below to contact the team about any concerns you have.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency
Message sent by
Susannah Morley (Police, PCSO, Abingdon)

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