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Watching the Neighbourhood

I am sorry to burden the parish with gloomy news but I think that it is important to pass on the following:

1)  You may not be aware that an attempted break-in took place recently at a house on Whatcote Road.  The police are still pursuing the case.

2)  A Land Rover has been stolen from the driveway of a house in Pillerton Priors.

3)  The police computerised reporting system to Neighbourhood Watches has reported numerous thefts of power tools (mowers, strimmers, drills etc.) from garages and garden sheds in the south of the county.

4)  Distraction burglaries and people posing as utility services officials are still causing concern in the county.  The police have asked for as much publicity as possible to be given to this.

Please do not infer from the above that we are in the grip of a fearsome crime wave.  Crooks, thugs and anti-social yobs will occasionally target quiet villages in the hope of easy pickings.  Vigilance and instant reporting by all of us is the best antidote.  We should avoid falling into the trap of 'not wanting to make a fuss'.  Keep a pencil and paper handy to make a note of anything, particularly car numbers, which may subsequently help the police.  A car registration was recently reported to the police from Oxhill; as it turned out, the occupants were entirely innocent of any crime, but the police commended the report.  It takes the police a matter of seconds to check a car registration.

Perhaps we ought to keep some scarecrows strategically placed: the other Sunday I felt as if I was being watched from every corner!

David Hill

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