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Henley and Longford Neighbourhood Team

Dear Residents and Local Businesses,  


Here is your weekly update from your local neighbourhood Policing Team, to let you know some of what we've been busy dealing with: 



One person was arrested by officers on our team for being drunk in charge of a vehicle.



One vehicle was seized after our officers discovered the driver of it was a provisional licence holder and was driving whilst unsupervised.



We are continuing to see vehicle crime in the Walsgrave area, as well as two incidents of vehicle crime in Almond Tree Avenue and Palm Tree Avenue. Some of which of which are tools being stolen from vans. We would encourage all traders to remove all tools from vans overnight and also keep your vans locked and alarmed during the day whilst in use.  

There has also been an increase in keyless vehicles being stolen. We recommend that owners of these vehicles use a steering wheel lock to prevent against theft.  

 You can find out more about vehicle crime prevention here: Theft of motor vehicle | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk) and here: Theft from motor vehicle | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)  

Officers from our team have been attending these incidents and checking for CCTV.



We are noticing that a lot of adults and young people are cycling at night wearing dark clothing and without lights on their bicycles. Cyclists MUST make themselves visible to other road users. Not doing so, leaves you extremely vulnerable to be involved in a collision with a vehicle, which could result in serious injury or even death.  If you or your children are likely to be cycling during the hours of darkness, please click on the following link to familiarise yourself with the law regarding cycling at night:  Pedal cycles - lighting - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).  Failure to comply with this law could leave you liable to a fine of £50.



We have arranged a PACT meeting for the Longford area on Friday 8th December 6pm-8pm at St. Thomas Church, Longford Road, Coventry, CV6 6DR.


Our PCSOs are also planning to hold a Storytime event at Bell Green Library, Riley Square, Coventry,CV2 1LS where we will read to children up to 10 years old. This will be on Saturday 16th December between 11am – 12:30pm.

There will be a PCSO at both of these events who can assist with British Sign Language.




If you have information about people committing crime that you want to tell us about, you can contact us on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or by visiting us online at Home | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk) where you will find access to the LIVE CHAT facility. Alternatively you can contact the CRIMESTOPPERS charity anonymously by calling 0800 555 111. This is a free phone number. CRIMESTOPPERS can also be contacted online here: Independent UK charity taking crime information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)   


Please do not report crime via WMnow because it is not always monitored.  


Kind Regards,  

The Henley & Longford Neighbourhood Policing Team  

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