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Neighbourhood Watch and Community Newsletter (14/3/21)

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Missing teenager (attachment photo)
Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a girl who is missing from Oxford.
Olivia Minter, aged 14, was last seen on Wednesday (10/3) at about 6.30pm in Pattison Place.
When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, grey trainers, a grey top and a grey fur coat.
Investigating officer, Sergeant Paul Smith, based at Witney police station, said: “We are increasingly concerned for Olivia’s welfare, and we are appealing for people’s help to trace her.
“Olivia, if you see this appeal, you are not in trouble, we just need to know that you are safe.
“If anyone has any information which they think could help us to trace Olivia, please call us on 101, quoting reference number 43210101102.”

Littlemore 
TWO men have been arrested after a 52-year-old man was stabbed. The incident took place on the  evening of 12th March in Alice Smith Square, Littlemore.The victim sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.Thames Valley Police officers attended the scene at about 6.45pm, with two men, aged 38 and 34, arrested in connection with the incident, and are currently in police custody. Residents reported seeing ‘at least 10 police cars’ during the incident.

Temple Cowley
Attempted shed thefts 
There has been a spate of shed thefts and these are being investigated by our local neighbourhood  policing team. These were in the Temple Road area on 5th March in the early hours. If you saw anything suspicious or have CCTV footage please phone 101 or online reporting on  https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/
It is important to report all suspicions as this can stop offenders returning. Sometimes potential thieves check the areas in the daytime and return later. NW members should report to police and let their Coordinators know (if there is a scheme) and then information can be shared with members to reduce and prevent crime in your area. There is a special NW discount for shed security and free security checks.
Keeping your shed or garage safe and security
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/non-residential-burglary/secure-shed-garage

North Oxford (Witness Appeal)
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Oxford.
At around 11.40am on Wednesday (10/3), the victim, a man in his thirties, was walking along Winchester Road towards North Parade when he was forcefully pushed from behind, causing him to fall to the ground.
As he was getting back up he saw a man running away with his bag, laptop and wireless headphones.
The victim did not receive any injuries or require any hospital treatment.
The offender is described as a light skinned white or Asian man in his twenties, with an average build and around 6ft tall. He had short brown curly hair and was wearing dark blue jeans, a leather bomber jacket with a cream coloured fur collar, a black face covering and black trainers.
Investigating officer PC Kimberly Osborne, based at Oxford police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, anyone who saw a man matching this description in the area at the time, or anyone who has any information to please get in touch.
“You can make a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43210099984.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Cowley Road (CCTV image attached)
Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image following a burglary in Oxford.
At around 4.45am on Saturday 13 February a commercial property in Cowley Road was broken into. Once inside the offenders stole the till.
An amount of cash was stolen.
Investigating officer PC Abigail Kirkham, based at St Aldates police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the person in this image to come forward as I believe they may have vital information about this incident.  
You can get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210061506.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

Scam Royal emails
THE Royal Mail is warning people of a series of scams being used, pretending to be the postal service.The scams look like they’re sent by Royal Mail, but are in fact fraud or phishing scams.Royal Mail warns people not to click on any of the links in these emails and texts.Below are some of the scams that the Royal Mail are currently aware of:- 
Your package could not be delivered
Package rescheduling
Notice on your delivery
Delayed package delivery
Parcel ready for collection

These scams look authentic and very common -
How to spot a Royal Mail scam
Fraudsters often use subjects or greetings that are impersonal and general, like ‘Attention Royal Mail Customer’
They may use a forged email address like: delivery@royalmail.com
They may even use the Royal Mail logo
To report a potential scam, complete a Royal Mail online form https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/303/~/how-to-report-scam-mail

Reported suspicious emails message update 
Please forward any suspicious messages to report@phishing.gov.uk and delete from your system.
"As of 28th February 2021, we have received more than 5,000,000 such reports, allowing us to remove more than 36,000 scams and take down 71,000 malicious Important Census information."

Tips to Prevent Burglary
Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in. Put a light on at night.
Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed.
Keep your garage door closed and locked.
Don't allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up if you are away.
Make friends with neighbours. Familiarizing yourself with neighbours can be a win-win situation. ...
Organize neighbourhood safety efforts.
Exercise caution when out - close windows and curtains at night. ...
Install a security system.

Census Information
The letter to fill in the online Census is still arriving - Census Day is March 21st.
On the letter is a phone number if a person would like a paper form sent to them - you will  need to keep the code to hand when ringing. It's acceptable  to get someone else to help complete the census (on paper or online). If you don't get a letter you can ring 0800 141 2021
Census Regulations
You must complete the census by law. You could be prosecuted if you don't fill in your census. You will get a criminal record and you could be fined up to £1,000. Providing false information in the Census is also a criminal offence that could result in prosecution, a criminal record and a fine of up to £1,000.

Urgent food recall list
Urgent recall of food -list of chicken products because of salmonella
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19158857.sfc-chicken-products-recalled-salmonella/


 
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