Local News


May 2014

Police update for May now available

May’s monthly update for Downley and Disraeli is brought to you by PCSO C8841 Jennifer WEAVER.

This month your team: PC 586 Colin BEDFORD, PCSO C6651 David JONES and myself would like to introduce you to the new neighbourhood officer PC 6739 Craig DUNCAN. If you see any of us walking around, please speak to us as the information you have could be invaluable.

Neighbourhood Priorities Antisocial Behaviour

The team will be focusing on The Pastures Flats and Brindley Avenue as there have been numerous calls in past years of groups of young people congregating on stairwells.


Hithercroft Road, Hughenden Avenue, Kestrel Close/Pheasant Drive, Littleworth Road/Coates Lane and The Pastures are all roads which the team will continue to monitor and warn residents of any obstructions.


Hithercroft Road, Coates Lane, The Pastures and Plomer Hill have all been highlighted as roads which attract speeding vehicles. We are working alongside the Parish Council who have obtained funding for a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) which will be used for traffic monitoring around Downley and Disraeli.

Antisocial Behaviour


With the return of spring/summer weather we have seen the return of motorbikes and quad bikes. The neighbourhood team are aware of this issue and have multiple addresses that we will be paying attention to. This month vehicles have been seen on Hithercroft Road and The Common. If you hear or see these vehicles, please ring 101 as we are just as desperate to stop them.

Criminal Damage

This month there have been two incidents of criminal damage to vehicles on Westover Road where paintwork has been damaged and vehicles have been scratched. Theft from Vehicles During this month, there has been a theft from a van on School Close and a further theft of bike on Coates Lane.


This month has seen another incident of a small fire, this time in a small bin in Hawkesmoor Close, investigations proved unsuccessful in determining the cause. At the beginning of this month there was a serious arson incident in the trading units behind the Le De Spencers Arms in Downley. This involved the entirety of the High Wycombe Fire Station along with many police units from High Wycombe, where the fire was successfully managed and damage to the premises was limited.

Sexual Exposure

This month there has been an incident where an unknown Asian male has approached a young female and inappropriately exposed himself on Cotswold Way. The location of this incident is unclear however this male has been reported to loiter in the alleyway between Cotswold Way and West Wycombe Road. The team would like to express our concerns to any young females walking through this alleyway on their own, and if any contact is made with this male, we would like to know about it.

Suspicious Activity

We have had reports of an unknown white male approaching members of public whilst using the Morrisons Petrol Station on Bellfield Road. This male drives a small black hatchback car and asks for money to pay for petrol. If this male approaches you, please contact 101 and inform us.


This month has been remarkably free from burglaries. If you have seen anything suspicious, we would like to know about it on 101. We continue to hand out timer switches for residents, if you would like to receive a Timer Switch or any guidance on keeping your homes safe, don’t hesitate to get in contact. The team would like to stress the importance of keeping homes lit, alarms activated and valuables removed from the view of people walking past. Have Your Say Meetings Have Your Say Meetings are opportunities for you to speak with members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Each month we arrange a few dates where we will be available to speak for an allocated hour at a certain location. Below are a few dates to consider if you wish to talk to us about any issues concerning you:

  • Friday 7th May outside Tesco from 10:00 to 11:00
  • Monday 19th May at the Community Centre from 15:00 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 27th May at the Community Centre from 16:30-17:30

The team are looking to hold sessions at the Disraeli School on The Pastures along with Councillor Khalil Ahmed. These are still to be confirmed, however we will advertise these when we obtain the details.

Contact us If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email: WycombeWestNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.