Category Archives: Neighbourhood Bulletins

Neighbourhood Bulletins from the Police Community Beat Officer and Wiltshire Police

Ludgershall & Rural Report April 2017

Hello and welcome to this Community Policing Team report.

Over the last month Wiltshire Police has been running a survey, collecting feedback about the Community Policing Team model. We thank you all for your help in generating this important information, which will help us to ensure that we are providing the high quality of service that the people of Wiltshire and Swindon deserve and expect. Continue reading Ludgershall & Rural Report April 2017

Car Crime Series – Community Policing Team (East) Investigation Underway 23/01/2017

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Claire Usher (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

The Community Policing Team (East) are investigating a series of car crimes which have occurred in the area recently.

Since November 2016 to date there have been 28 reports from the Amesbury, Shrewton, Bulford, Winterbourne Gunner areas. 10 further incidents were reported in the Tidworth, Ludgershall and Netheravon areas in the same period.

In all incidents cars were broken into and items stolen from within. The majority of offences occurred during the night time however a number were vehicles targeted in local ‘beauty spots’ popular with walkers during the day time.

In many of these incidents valuables had been left on view in the vehicles or coats/jumpers left on seats which are seen as invites to thieves.

The CPT will be posting information through the week starting today, Monday 23 January 2017, on the Amesbury and Tidworth Police facebook pages.

Most recently, on Friday 13 January 2017 at 9:30 am a window of a Blue Honda parked in Newton Toney was smashed and the victims handbag stolen.

The suspects are described as two white men, aged in their 20’s, one was wearing a black beanie hat and a dark jacket. They were seen in the area driving a Green Ford Focus at the time of the incident.

Just after midday that same day a similar incident occurred at the Polo fields situated in Perham Down. The offender(s) smashed a window of a Renault Clio and took a wallet and a white/gold iphone 6.

PC Lyndsey Smith is investigating both these offences.

PC Richard Chula is appealing for information on an incident which occurred in Wylye. At around 6:30 pm on 21 December 2016 two people attempted to break into a Honda Accord which was parked off of Dinton Road but were disturbed by a resident and ran off towards the village.

The suspects are described as wearing dark coloured clothing and carrying what was believed to be a cutting tool.

PC’s Smith and Chula are asking that anyone who saw suspicious activity or who has information to help identify the offenders comes forward.

Anyone who has information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the relevant officers at Amesbury Police Station on 101. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Tidworth Police Appeal – RTC 22nd December

At approximately 10.17 pm last night, Thursday 22 December 2016, a serious injury road traffic collision occurred on the A338 just south of Tidworth.

Involved in the collision was a Red Suzuki Swift and a pedal cyclist. As a result of the collision the rider of the pedal cycle, a local man aged 65, received life threatening injuries and is currently being treated in Southampton Hospital. His family are aware.

The driver of the Suzuki swift made off from the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate him.

We are keen to speak to the driver as soon as possible and ask him to come forward.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact PC WILLIAMSON or PC CARGILL at the Collision Investigation Team at Devizes on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

Hare Coursing – Police Update 06/12/2016

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Fiona Marno (Police, Community Support Officer, Wiltshire East Community Policing Team)

Good Evening,

Over the past week we have been called to numerous reports of hare coursing / poaching on rural land surrounding Avebury, Yatesbury, Pewsey Vale and Upavon area to name but a few. Not only do these criminals partaking in this activity actively chase hares with dogs, which is illegal under the Hunting Act 2004; they also cause criminal damage to crops and fencing along the way.

We urge local residents in rural communities to be vigilant to vehicles (usually 4×4 type vehicles) acting suspiciously and to report any such activity to us on 101 or 999 if persons are seen to be in the act.

Many Thanks
Devizes Police.


Rural Crime in the Pewsey Area – Positive results in operation


Wiltshire Police’s Rural Crime Team has successfully stopped a number of people from carrying out illegal activities in the countryside in a pro-active operation.

The team worked closely with the MOD, Tri force, air support and dog units, alongside rural community volunteers on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 August 2016 to prevent and detect criminal activity. Continue reading Rural Crime in the Pewsey Area – Positive results in operation

Festive Tips from Wiltshire Police – 22/12/2015

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Sarah Young (Police, PC – Cyber crime prevention officer, Wiltshire Police)

Good morning everyone,

With the festive season now in full swing and preparations reaching the final stages for the big day, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

Christmas is a time to celebrate and have fun. But for some it can provide opportunity to take advantage of those who are vulnerable and susceptible to crime. 

For a safe run up to Christmas and the New Year and to avoid becoming a victim of crime follow some of these tips;

At a cashpoint / ATM
If you see someone suspicious hanging around cancel the transaction and use another cashpoint. Consider reporting it.
Continue reading Festive Tips from Wiltshire Police – 22/12/2015

Wiltshire Police : Have You Received A Scam Call About Advertising In A Wiltshire Police Magazine?

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Lisa Ottaviano (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)

Wiltshire Police has recently been informed about a telephone scam where the caller claims to be from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team and is offering advertisement in an internal magazine called ‘The Beat’. The caller promotes this as a great business opportunity with a cost of £195 for half a page.

THIS IS A SCAM. The call is not from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications Team and the internal magazine referred to as ‘The Beat’ does not exist.

If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team, wanting to talk to you about paid advertising, take as much basic details as possible and contact Wiltshire Police via 101. Ensure that you do not give any personal details, including bank account information or pin numbers, to the caller.

If you have been a victim of this scam, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately.

Wiltshire Police : Beware bogus fish sellers!

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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

Operation Arwen is a National Trading Standards Operation targeting the selling of fish door to door by salesmen from the North of England.

Customers find themselves forced into buying a vast amount of fresh fish.  The volumes and the price charged are never discussed.

The victims are often told to enter their card PINs without checking the amount charged.  It is only later that the amounts paid are discovered to be excessive. Continue reading Wiltshire Police : Beware bogus fish sellers!

Wiltshire Police launches its Rural Crime prevention booklet

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Katrina Fleet (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)

Wiltshire Police has launched its rural crime prevention booklet. 94% of Wiltshire is classed as rural areas so there is some great information inside that could be relevant to you.

The booklet gives advice on the following topics:

  • Farmhouse and outbuilding security
  • Vehicles, machinery and boundaries
  • Fuel tank and heating oil security
  • Livestock and horse identification and protection
  • Protection of wild animals, poaching and hare coursing

The majority of the photos from the booklet were supplied by members of the public through a photo competition Wiltshire Police held earlier in the year. Please have a read and remember if you see any suspicious activity to ring it in on 101.

Download a copy here (PDF) Rural_watch_booklet_cs6