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Alert message sent 06/03/2018 11:13:00

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Here is your latest update from PCSO Sue Haynes.

Shed breaks
There has been an increase of sheds being broken into around the Abingdon area. Garden tools have been taken. Please insure that your sheds have a good strong lock and even an alarm could be fitted. Any valuable items should be taken out and put in a secure place.

Attempted theft from a vehicle
Between the hours 1.30am – 8.45am on 25th February in Whitehorns Way, Drayton, a transit van had its passenger’s side door lock broken. No entry was gained. If you saw anything please call the police non-emergency number 101 and quote reference 43180059640

SmartWater security marking
We are starting an initiative to make some of our areas ‘SmartWater streets’ or even ‘SmartWater villages’. If we get an uptake of 80% of residents on a road that purchase SmartWater we can apply for signs to act as a deterrent. SmartWater is a brand of forensic marking fluid containing millions of microscopic particles that make up an individual property identification code. The liquid is invisible to the naked eye, but glows green under UV light. It can be painted onto valuable items (e.g. laptops, MP3 players, televisions, antiques) so that if the items are stolen and later seized by the police, the markings can be checked and items linked with their owners. SmartWater is a good deterrent and increases your chances of getting stolen items back. If you would like more details on how to become a SmartWater Street or Village please contact me using the details below.

Have You Say meeting
I am holding two ‘Have Your Say’ meetings in March, please come along and talk about local concerns:
• 20th March 2018, 3pm – 3.30pm outside Drayton village hall
• 21st March 2018, 4pm – 4.30pm outside Costcutters in Sutton Courtenay.

Contact us
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non-emergency number 101 or if it is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email Please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. To view information on your neighbourhood team visit the Thames Valley Police website at: Receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice by registering at today. This allows anyone who signs up to choose what updates they receive and how they would like to receive it. The Thames Valley Police Twitter account is kept up to date with what we are up to; please follow us @TVPSouthandVale.

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

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