Thames Valley Police Witney

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4th March 2017

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Faringdon.
At around 11am yesterday (1/3) a man returned to his home in Radcot Road to find men leaving the property. They threatened him with a firearm before making off in a small blue vehicle.
Later a firearm was recovered and a 34-year-old man from Watchfield was arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody.
Investigating officer Det Insp Mike Roddy said: “This was obviously a very concerning incident for the victim. Fortunately he was not injured.
“We would urge anyone who was in the area at that time and may have seen anything suspicious or saw the vehicle to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“We are linking this incident to a similar one near Bampton on 19 February when men broke into a home and stole firearms.”
If you have any information please call via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 441 1/3.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Carterton Police Station


Please see below and the linked press release

“please see press release on our website regarding the Aggravated Burglary on Monday morning near Faringdon. The Neighbourhood Team are working close with the investigation team and are very reassured that with two arrests the risks are minimised.”

“all firearms license holders please ensure you’re complying and are securing weapons properly and not advertising yourself as a holder”

“Carterton NH team and West Oxfordshire NH Teams are available for reassurance visits and crime prevention advice”

We at carterton are assisting wherever possible with these investigation so if anyone has any concerns please contact us.

Many Thanks

Carterton Police Station


This is a message sent via Thames Valley Country Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
3rd March 2017
Message sent by
Sophie Dyer (Police staff, Comms , Forcewide)
There has been a recent rise of prank calls within Thames Valley.
The calls are pre-recorded generated responses giving the impression that recipients are actually speaking directly to someone.
The calls are not all the same. However one of the main scenarios has been described as an angry Scottish man claiming you are stealing his Wi-Fi.
Sometimes there is a mobile phone number showing and other times the number is withheld.
It appears that these calls are predominantly targeting elderly and young people and can cause alarm and distress to the call taker.
We urge people to take the following advice:
• Anyone with particular concerns can contact us on our Police non-emergency number 101. Otherwise ignore the call.
• You can contact your local phone provider who may be able to put a block on these types of calls.
• If you are getting calls at night you could put your phone on night mode or switch it off.


This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


2nd March 2017
Message sent by
Helen Keen (Police, PCSO, West Oxfordshire LPA)
Please we ask businesses and residents to be alert to large agricultural / Hiab type vehicles moving farm or building materials at unusual times. A very large generator worth £8,000 was stolen from a barn in Eynsham this week.
 If you think that you know anything that maybe relevant to this investigation please contact 101, or 999 in an urgent or ongoing situation.
thank you


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