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The Oxhill News

August 2009

This months News

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Lock up your Daughters!

Well, houses, garages and sheds, really.  There are thieves about and they are targeting Oxhill (among most other villages in our area).  The following incident reports are taken from the Shipston Safer Neighbourhood report.  You can access the full report at

http://www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk/your-neighbourhood/stratford-district/shipston/newsletter/snt-newsletter-shipston-on-stour-24-july-2009/

Burglary and Theft Oxhill

Between midnight and 0630 hrs on Thursday, 23rd July 2009, a detached house in Rouse Lane, Oxhill was entered and two clocks and two lady's handbags stolen. One of the handbags contained a pink make-up purse and a quantity of cash. (Incident number 180/23.07.09)

Over a similar period of time, an insecure garage located within the grounds of a detached property in Whatcote Road, Oxhill, was entered and a Stihl petrol strimmer, Stihl leaf blower, Husqvarna petrol chainsaw and a Tenaka petrol hedge trimmer, stolen. (Incident number 107/23.07.09)

Also over the same times, the door of a garden shed situated in the rear garden of a property in The Sett, Oxhill was unscrewed from its hinges and left on the ground. Nothing is believed to have been stolen from the shed. The garden is secured by a fence and padlocked gate and it appears the offenders may have climbed over the fence to gain access to the garden. (Incident number 102/23.07.09) Two vehicles were also damaged and entered the same night. A Peugeot van parked in Green Lane, Oxhill had its offside quarter light smashed and the nearside door forced, but nothing stolen. (Incident number 81/23.07.09) and the rear windscreen of a Mitsubishi Shogun parked on Main Street, Oxhill was also broken. Again nothing was stolen from the vehicle. (Incident number 224/23.07.09)

If you have witnessed anything of a suspicious nature, or have information that may be connected to any of the above crimes, please get in touch with your local Shipston SNT on 01789-444670. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the relevant incident number.

Its not easy to stop these nasty people, but at least if you keep your tools in a locked building you can tell your insurance company that you did your best!

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