Crime Alerts and Updates

Speeding through villages and on narrow country lanes remain the main concern for residents of rural Milton Keynes.  The speed sensors used in the village every few weeks give the Police valuable information, and they follow up with speed trapping of offending motorists.  The average speed of vehicles through Chicheley continues to drop a little every time it is monitored.

There have been a number of thefts of tools from vehicles, sheds and workshops, so anyone owning valuable tools should ensure they are locked away safely, and that sheds are protected.

With days getting shorter, opportunist theft can increase under cover of darkness.  Keep doors locked to prevent unauthorised access.

There has been a 37% increase in bicylce theft within the Milton Keynes Unitary Authority, although that statistic may be skewed by thefts from the Santandar bike scheme.

Fly tipping and illegal hunting are serious rural crimes.  Both offences involve vehicles being driven onto farmland, ofen near public footpaths.  Illegal hunting with guns presents a danger to anyone walking, cycling or riding in the countrside.  If you see something suspicious, do not approach the people involved.  Make a note of the number of people and their appearance, the type, colour and registration number of the car, and notify the police as soon as possible.   

More information on current crime threats and measures to safeguard yourself are available from  https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/