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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

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Bulletin 9   April 15th – April 28th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

While knife crime remains low in Surrey, in comparison to other parts of the country – we are committed to doing everything we can to tackle serious violence by working hard closely with our partner agencies and other organisations to ensure Surrey is a county that is safe, and feels safe. 

Operation Sceptre is a national campaign which takes place twice a year, supporting the work Surrey Police carry out all year round to ensure residents are safe from knife crime in their community.

This week our officers are undertaking a range of activities including targeted operations, engagement and education to reassure young people they are safer not carrying knives, and to walk away from harm. 

This week across Surrey we are also focusing on labour exploitation and human trafficking. You might know somebody who is a victim without realising it.

It is difficult to spot a victim of modern day slavery or human trafficking as they are often hidden within plain sight. However there are a number of key factors to look out for:
They have restricted freedom – Has their passport been taken away from them? Do they appear afraid to leave their place of work? Do they have access to their own money?
They show behaviour which is out of the ordinary – Do they avoid socialising with other people? Do other people speak on their behalf? Do they regularly appear afraid?

They have unusual working conditions – Do they not have a contract? Do they work longer hours than other workers? Do they not take time off regularly?

If you think that you may know a victim of modern day slavery or human trafficking then we would like to hear from you.

Please phone the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700 or 999 if you believe that somebody is in immediate danger. In addition to this, you can phone 101 or use the Surrey Police website to give us information in regards to a potential victim.

Please remember, victims will often be too scared to speak out. Your information could save somebodies life.

Karen Hughes
Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector


Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin.

20 dogs of varying breeds were seized on Thursday 15th April after a warrant was carried out at an address in Shipley Bridge. Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team attended an address on Antlands Lane at approximately 1.30pm, where they found 20 dogs of varying breeds being kept at the location. They were all checked over at the scene by a vet and seized under the Animal Welfare Act due to concerns about their living conditions. They will be receiving further medical treatment elsewhere. Microchip enquiries are ongoing, and any owners identified through this process will be contacted.

In Oxted on April 17thth an intoxicated male was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle and was arrested after failing a breath test.

In Caterham on the Hill on April 18th after a female was seen driving a damaged motor vehicle she was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

On April 26th while the Safer Neighbourhood Team were continuing to target areas affected by Anti-Social Behaviour and Drug use, a positive search for drugs was undertaken in the car park of  St Mary’s Church, Oxted and process issued for relevant traffic offences.

On April 26th after a vehicle was seen to clip the central reservation in Bletchingley the driver was arrested after failing a roadside breath test. In Oxted a driver was seen driving erratically and arrested after failing a drug swipe and in Horne after a road traffic collision a van driver was arrested after failing a breath test.

In Oxted on April 28th an E-scooter was seized by our Traffic Officers after the rider was seen driving on a public pavement and pulled out in front of a police car.

This week a number of fines have been issued to drivers of vehicles parking on the zig zag lines outside local schools when they have been collecting their children from school.

 If your area is NOT referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.


Burglary Business and Community

St Piers Lane, Lingfield. A round 16.30 April 16th suspects used a crowbar to try and force open a front door but left when unsuccessful (ref 45210039107).

Moor Lane, Marsh Green. Around 00.02 April 18th a tack room was entered and a dummy CCTV camera removed which was later found abandoned in nearby bushes (ref 45210039869).

Criminal Damage

Copthorne Road, Felbridge. Between April 15th and 22nd canoes were used on the lake of a boating club to row out to a floating platform and bird scarers were then damaged (ref 45210041222).

Vehicle Crime

Tandridge Lane, Lingfield – Theft. Overnight April 17th to 19th the front blue bumper, chrome grill, chrome side mirror and internal gear knob of a Ford Transit were stolen (ref 45210039596).

Drivers Mead, Lingfield – Theft. Between 21.00 April 25th and 05.50 April 26th   a black Piaggio motorcycle index LC62UWU was stolen (ref 45210042824).

Meadowside,Lingfield _ Criminal Damage. Overnight April 27th to 28th the front and rear windscreen and the bodywork of a car were damaged (ref 45210043640).

Bones Lane, Newchapel – Theft. Between April 16th and 17th a blue VW Golf index WU57KNN was stolen from where it had been left after breaking down (ref 45210039959).


Burglary Business and Community

Godstone Green, Godstone. Between 17.00 April 25th and 14.55 April 26th at a club three sheds were broken into and tools stolen (ref 45210043036).


Ockleys Mead, Godstone. Overnight April 18th-19th a quantity of tools were stolen from a rear garden, entry by means of an unsecured garden gate (ref 45210039896).

Coopers Hill Road, South Nutfield. Around 13.50 April 26th a cabin belonging to a mobile phone operator was accessed and six heavy duty batteries were stolen (ref 45210043031).

Vehicle Crime

Outwood Lane, Bletchingley – Theft. Overnight April 16th to 17th a grey Range Rover index BV13WBF was stolen (ref 45210039287).


Criminal Damage

Westerham Road, Westerham. Around 20.00 April 18th CCTV cameras on a building being renovated were damaged when suspects tried to pull them down (ref 45210040090).

Vehicle Crime

Station Road West, Oxted. Around 20.20 April 15th the windscreen of a car was smashed and pushed into a vehicle (ref 45210038822).

Westerham Road, Limpsfield – Theft. Overnight April 18th to 19th index plates T6MFM were stolen from a car (ref 45210039898) and also index plates FE12GZP and LG05XOJ from two other cars (ref 45210039995/40005).

Granville Road, Limpsfield. Around 23.30 April 23rd a male suspect left the scene after the owner of a vehicle disturbed him whilst he was attempting to open the rear door of a car (ref 45210041970).

Home Park, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Around 05.04 April 28th the glove box of a car was searched and the wing mirror damaged (ref 45210043906).


Vehicle Crime

Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe - Theft. Between April 15th and 17th the rear nearside quarter light of a car was smashed but nothing stolen (ref 45210039364).

Godstone Road, Whyteleafe – Theft. Around 23.40 April 20th a microphone was stolen from the boot of a car and a bag containing loose change and documents (ref 45210040288). Between April 19th and 20th a car was entered and after emptying the glove box onto the floor perfume was stolen (ref 45210040349). Around 23.36 April 19th the boot of a vehicle was opened and a Garmin Sat Nav stolen (ref 45210040389).

Stafford Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Between 15.15 and 16.50 April 18th the door handle and lock mechanism on a car was damaged in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle (ref 45210039866).

Aldercombe Lane, Caterham – Theft. Between 01.00 and 01.30 April 21st tools were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210041007).

Croydon Road, Caterham – Theft. Between 19.25 and 19.39 April 22nd a car was stolen but later recovered nearby (ref 45210041443).

Thomas Avenue, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Overnight April 19th to 20th the side door of a van was forced open and tools stolen (ref 45210040339).



Chestnut Avenue, Tatsfield. Overnight April 20th to 21st a set of golf carts were driven to a nearby green and the batteries stolen (ref 45210040714).

Criminal Damage

Northdown Road, Woldingham. Around 16.27 April 26th after seeing the victim leaving a property, Heras fencing was damaged when a suspect entered. The suspect walked around a container and then left the scene (ref 45210043096).

Vehicle Crime

Ridley Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 12.30 April 17th tools were stolen from a van and the offenders drove off in a silver coloured VW Sharan (ref 45210039776).

Succombs Hill, Warlngham – Theft.  At 13.00 April 21st a motorcyclist reached into the open window of a car and stole a mobile phone from the dashboard (ref 45210040855).

Farleigh Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 12.00 and 15.00 April 23rd index plates NJ60OYW were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210041882).

Sunnybank, Warlingham – Theft. Between April 26th to 28th front and rear index plates LN07OLC were stolen from a car (ref 45210043680).

Marden Park, Woldingham – Theft. Between April 19th and 20th index plates GU54PYO were stolen from a car (ref 45210040364).

If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team: 
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