Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Burglaries stopped

THERE have been no burglaries reported in Henley since the end of January, according to the head of the town’s police force.

In his report to Henley Town Council’s town and community committee Inspector Mark Harling said this was because a number of arrests had been made.

He explained: “During last year and the beginning of this year we had a burglary problem and it was a combination of regular visits to those people who may have been on the periphery of, or suspected of, committing the offences, making arrests where possible — subject to the requisite evidence — which in the end stopped them occurring.”

In addition, Inspector Harling said patrols at night and officers working with licensees had seen a reduction in alcohol-fuelled situations in the town.

Over the Easter weekend an initiative with the South Oxfordshire District Council Community Safety Partnership saw licensees at The Catherine Wheel and Magoos in Hart Street giving out lollipops to people as they left.

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