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Local Beat Officer Update

Alert message sent 03/05/2019 14:21:00

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Dear Residents,

I am your local Police Officer Aiden Blackwell. This is an update for the East beat area of Basingstoke consisting of Old Basing, Chineham and Lychpit.

The main priority and focus over the last 3 months has been to deal with the increasing number of theft from motor vehicles that have occurred. I have taken an active approach in trying to catch the person/s involved and encouraging residents to contact Police with any information and CCTV that you may have to assist with the investigations. I am pleased to say a person that was believed to be committing the crimes has now been arrested and is spending time behind bars.

This will still stay as a priority and would like to remind residents to make sure that their vehicles are locked and to remove all valuables. Please physically check your vehicle is secure as it still appears many are being left unlocked. One simple check can have a profound impact on the number of incidents which will enviably decrease and discourage persons from attempting these type of crimes.

On another note it appears from the most recent figures from the last rolling 3 months compared to the previous 3, thefts from sheds have increased. Over the past 3 months there has been 15 reported shed breaks compared to 6 from the previous 3 months. Again I would like to remind you to please make sure your outer buildings are locked and anything of value out of sight. You can access which is a free service used by Hampshire Constabulary to help relocate stolen property. Note down serial numbers of products you own for example tools or push bikes that you may have.

I would encourage you to report crime or suspicious activity, by calling us on 101 or reporting it online by going to You can also report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers instead of the police, on 0800 555111.

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Finally I do hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy the extra days leave,



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Aiden Blackwell (Police, PC, Basingstoke District)

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