Local News


Aug 2011

Community Message - Re-assurance message

Most of you will have heard in the news about the recent disorder in London.
I would like to reassure you that we will be doing all that we can to ensure that this type of behaviour doesn't take place in your area.

You may notice an increase in the number of police officers at this time and this should not cause alarm. These officers are there to provide reassurance, prevent any incidents from happening and tackle any criminal activity that may occur.

There have been a lot of rumours circulating on social networking sites about 'riots', some of which are untrue or greatly exaggerated. However, there has been some disorder in the Oxford area.

These are copy cat incidents of those that have been happening in London, although involving far fewer people. Obviously, we are aware that these incidents and the images people will have seen from the problems in London and other areas of the country will be causing distress and anxiety.

I would also like to appeal to the community to let police know of any suspicious looking gatherings of young people and any information they may have about people who may have been involved in disorder.

If you see any suspicious behaviour contactThames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505. Alternatively, if you do not want to speak to police, or leave your name, please contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Ch Insp Colin Seaton

Deputy Area Commander