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Chinnor Quarry warning and distraction burglaries – latest from the Thame Neighbourhood Policing Team

Please see the latest newsletter from the Thame Neighbourhood Policing Team:

Distraction burglary
We have received a couple of reports of distraction burglary in our area. Most people who call at your home will be genuine but some may turn up unannounced, with the attention of tricking their way into your home. If someone calls at your door:

Stop – Before you answer, stop and think if you are expecting anyone. Check that you have locked the back door and taken the key out. Look through a spy hole or window to see who it is. You can choose not to open the door.

Check – Even if they have a pre-arranged appointment, take time to check their identity card carefully. Close the door while you do this. If you are still unsure, look up the phone number and ring to verify the identity. Never call the number on their identity card, or a number that has been given to you, as these may be fake and you may be speaking to another fraudster.

Bogus callers may claim to be from the council, police or utility companies. They may also pose as builders or gardeners and try and trick you into paying for unnecessary work. You should never have work completed by someone who is just passing by.

If you thing that works needs to be done, you can always ask the caller to write to you and get at least two quotes from trusted companies. If you suspect the caller is bogus you should report in on the Thames valley police Website or by dialling 101. If they become threatening you should call 999 immediately.

Remember – If in doubt keep them out!

Vehicle crime at beauty spot car parks
In the summer months we always see an increase in thefts from vehicles especially at beauty spot locations. When enjoying our countryside please think about your security. When leaving home don’t take anything with you that you do not need! Once parked up do not leave anything in your vehicle and please double check your vehicle is locked. Always report suspicious behaviour by calling 101.

The neighbourhood team have increased their patrols of the beauty spot locations and have put up signage to remind owners not to leave items in their vehicles.

Water safety – Chinnor Quarry
Please warn your children about the dangerous of open water swimming. During the summer holidays we often receive reports of people swimming in Chinnor Quarry. It is extremely dangerous, due to its depth and the unidentified contents of what is in the water. The location of the quarry means Emergency Services access is limited, therefore you are at risk if you were to come into difficulty whilst on site.

It is private property belonging to Taylor Wimpey, anyone accessing the area will be trespassing and will be dealt with accordingly.

Emergency Services Day
The Thame Neighbourhood Team will be at the Emergency Services Day on Saturday 10th August at the Southern Road Recreation Ground in Thame from 10am – 3pm. Please come along for a free fun day out with Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue and Southern Central Ambulance Service.

Learn about our different roles, join us for activities and see our emergency vehicles. Free public parking is available in Thame town centre a short walk from the recreation ground.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
E-mail: ThameNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency

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