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The Oxhill News

June 2009

This months News



From Shipston Police

Theft of Plant - Tysoe

 Sometime between 17.30 on 5th May and 8.00 on 6th May two Takeuchi Mini Excavators, grey and red in colour, were stolen from a building site on Main Street, Tysoe.  It is believed a lorry or low loader would have been used to remove the two items of plant which weighed some 2-3 tons in combined weight.  If you can remember seeing or hearing anything suspicious between the above times, please call your local police on 01789-444670 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 75/06.05.09.

Theft from Garden Sheds

A number of shed burglaries have recently occurred in the Butlers Marston, Tysoe and Ettington areas.  Garden machinery and power tools are the most common items stolen and the Shipston SNT are urging the community to reassess their garden security.  Please read below for ideas on how to keep your garden safe.

Check your boundary fences, walls and gates.  Keep them in good repair as they do provide a useful barrier to the would-be thief.  Consider the use of plant protection such as the thorny shrubs - Pyracantha, Berberis, etc.

Ensure that your household insurance policy covers theft from your garden and outbuildings.

Install outside security lighting, preferably from dusk until dawn.  With sheds and other small buildings fit at least one heavy duty hasp and close shackle padlock plus strong hinges all with coach bolts bolted through the door and frame for extra strength.

Where possible, secure all the machinery/tools inside with a chain and padlock.  Smaller items are not only often stolen, but regularly used to break into your house, or a neighbour’s home or shed.

Fit any windows with a grille inside the shed.

A shed alarm can be obtained at a reasonable price.

Property mark all valuables such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and garden furniture.  Post coding can be done with ultra violent marking pens, engraving, stamping or even paint.  A SmartWater property marking kit is another product that can be used to act as a deterrent to theft/burglary offences - www.smartwater.com for details.

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