Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Residents get security advice
Published 20/12/12



A “BURGLAR” has been handing out advice to Henley residents on how they can make their homes more secure.

Police have launched a burglary awareness campaign in a response to a rise in break-ins in the town centre.

Officers have been at the Tesco and Waitrose stores informing shoppers about the sort of homes targeted by burglars.

They have also been knocking on doors, handing out free ultra-violet postcode pens to mark possessions and delivering information leaflets to hundreds of households.

Pc Julie Greenough was at Waitrose in Bell Street with police community support officers Nick Glass, from the Woodcote neighbourhood police team, and Janice Smith, who patrols Henley town centre.

PC Greenough said: “We are making the public aware of the issue of burglary in the Henley sector because of the increase in offences that we have had.

“We have been carrying out high-visibility patrols and handing out crime prevention advice.”

Pcso Smith said it was small things that could make the difference, such as not leaving your house keys on view.

She said: “Have more lights on at home, make sure all the windows and doors are locked and your vehicle is locked and if you are going away over the Christmas period, let your neighbours know.”

In the latest spate of raids, burglars have targeted Green Lane, Elizabeth Road, Vicarage Road, Greys Road, King James Way and Haywards Close.

Insp Mark Harling, head of Henley police, has drafted in officers from other areas and is using mounted police patrol in burglary hot spots.

About £2,000 worth of goods, including jewellery and DVDs, were stolen from a house in King James Way between December 4 and 8 after a rear door was forced open. Two laptops, a 48in television and a mobile phone were stolen from a house in the same road during the night of December 1. The kitchen window was forced open.

Henley Youth Centre in Deanfield Avenue was broken into between 5.30pm and 6pm on November 28. The side fire escape doors had been prised open. No damage was caused but furniture was overturned in the internet café. Two empty cider bottles and a black fleece were found at the scene.

Coins to the value of £60 were stolen from a house in Haywards Close between November 29 and December 3. A rear window was forced open.


Published 20/12/12

MOST POPULAR
'Attention Seeker' fined after Festival chaos
Corporate giant wants to be part of community
Flipping Royals fan has 'time of his life'
Olympians join Paul Daniels for charity show
Parking issues as shoppers descend on sale
Hospital builder in homes dispute
School mourns founding headmaster
Minister unveils new helicopters at RAF Benson
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
No flood protection for B478 Playhatch Road
Public inquiry over Whitchurch toll rise
Scouts raise money for homeless charity
Goring rail line work 'will ruin countryside'
Shoplifter gets town's first Criminal Behaviour Order
Henley Show profits back in the black
Hundreds turn out to discuss new school
Thousands join in with Henley Youth Festival
Olympians join Paul Daniels for charity show
Hospital builder in homes dispute
'Don't build an arts centre - enlarge the Kenton'
Teenager charged after car tyres damaged
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Flipping Royals fan has 'time of his life'
Swimmers wanted
Mills tees off at Henley
Power and Cook wrap up Hambleden victory
Payne nets late leveller as visitors thwarted
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717