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Bulletin 15   July 9th – July 21st 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

Surrey Police took part in a National Surrender Scheme for certain types of firearms and offensive weapons which was held from the 10th December 2020 and ended on the 9th March 2021.

This scheme was completed prior to a change in legislation to adopt the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. Several specific types of weapons, including rapid firing rifles and certain types of knife and baton were able to be surrendered for reimbursement where they were legally held and where appropriate, registered.

During the three-month period, a total of 11,967 items were surrendered across both Surrey and Sussex, with a value of £373,080. Firearms and their ancillary equipment accounted for the bulk of the high value surrenders with 47 Firearms being surrendered in Surrey.

It is now an offence to possess certain items such as knuckledusters, throwing stars and zombie knives, even in private through changes to the Offensive Weapons Act (2019) – this will help us to continue keeping Surrey safe and feeling safe for its residents.

Other sections of the act that commenced this month include an updated definition of flick knives to reflect changes in weapon designs, and the banning of private possession of flick knives and gravity knives.

The rest of the act will commence later in the year and will bring in new provisions for the control of goods sold online, as well as placing responsibility onto delivery companies to conduct age verification at delivery stage. These are important developments that will help us to address the growing issue of online sale of knives and reduce knife crime within the County.

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 and a Court result.

In Felbridge on July 15th after being stopped for a moving traffic offence the male driver subsequently refused to supply a sample of blood for analysis after being arrested on suspicion that he was driving whilst under the influence of drugs. He has been charged with this offence and for driving without 3rd party insurance. The car has been seized.

A 44-year-old woman from Crawley has been disqualified from driving for two years after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, on Monday 12 July, at Guildford Crown Court. 
On 18 March at around 10.20am, Rebecca Mitchell of Cuttinglye Road, Crawley Down ploughed head on into an oncoming car on Antlands Lane, Horley. When paramedics arrived at the scene, Ms Mitchell disclosed that before getting in her car she had taken both cocadamol and tramadol, causing her judgement to become dangerously impaired. The driver of the other vehicle, a lady in her 60s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries including multiple abrasions and two fractures.
At sentencing, Mitchell was also given an 8 month prison sentence (suspended for two years), a 3 month curfew and ordered to pay £450 in costs. Mitchell will also have to do an extended driving test once her disqualification from driving is up.

On July 18th at Caterham on the Hill a male was arrested after failing a roadside breath test following a report from a member of the public that the standard of driving was particularly poor.
This week is National ASB Awareness Week and local officers are out and about at various locations around the Borough engaging with members of the public who want to speak about Anti-Social Behaviour in the area. On Wednesday they were also in Master Park, Oxted with representatives from Crime Stoppers having a chat with people about ASB.

 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.


We are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the upper leg in a road in Caterham on July 9th.

The incident happened towards the northern end of Stafford Road, Caterham, at around 1420 July 9th. Witnesses have described three suspects (described as three men all dressed in dark clothing) as running across gardens towards the Stafford Road Recreation Ground, and then on towards the railway line. It is believed they may have eventually headed for the Ann Summers roundabout.
Police, including armed officers, dog units and the police helicopter, immediately flooded the area to search for the people responsible. Currently a suspected weapon has been seized, but no arrests have been made.
The victim was taken to hospital where his injuries are described as serious, but not life threatening. While officers are keeping an open mind, the attack is believed to have been targeted and there is not believed to be any wider risk to the public from these men.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a group of three men dressed in black in the immediate area between 2pm and 3pm today. We are also keen for anyone who was driving along Stafford Road, or was in the immediate area, to check any dashcam or helmet cameras for footage of the incident or the people responsible.
If you witnessed the incident or have footage you can share with us, please contact us online quoting PR/45210072541 via:
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You can also call us on 101, however contacting us online is quicker for you and more efficient for us, as we can respond to multiple people at once.
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Camden Road, Lingfield. Between 02.00 and 07.00 July 11th a shed door was forced open and a black BMW S 1000R motorcycle index GV69KNZ was stolen (ref 45210073064).

Vicarage Road, Lingfield. Overnight July 12th to 13th the wooden back door of a house was forced open and car keys removed from a kitchen table. A wooden garage door was then forced open and a blue VW Golf R TSI index VK19NYH was stolen (ref 45210073871). This incident has been linked to a similar one in Oxted on the same date.

Haxted Road, Lingfield. Overnight July 20th to 21st a scaffolding pole was used to partially open a barn roller shutter door which activated the alarm and the suspects left the scene (ref 45210077171). Around the same time four young men all wearing black hoodies and balaclavas were recorded on CCTV close to  a grey Smart For Four car index KT17BDU which had been left overnight with the keys in it and which was stolen (ref 45210077182)..

Hayes Walk, Smallfield. Around 18.37 July 11th three males pulled up on one motorbike and attempted to open the back door of a property using a crowbar. They left when they realised there was a dog on the premises but stole a partly filled 5 litre green petrol can (ref 45210073628).

Rookery Hill, Outwood. Between 12.00 and 21.30 July 13th a garage was broken into and a jet washer stolen. A male has been arrested and charged in connection with this offence and another linked offence (ref 45210074298).

Prince of Wales Road, Outwood. Around 17.08 July 13th a male was seen to enter the curtilage of a property, try the door of a garage and subsequently dropped his wallet resulting in identification being established. Nothing was stolen (ref 45210074233).

Beacon Hill, Dormansland. Between 00.00 and 07.30 July 14th after unscrewing the padlock on a shed a Hayter Spirit 42 motor mower serial number 326002517 was stolen (ref 45210074235).

Chestnut Walk, Felcourt. Overnight July 19th to 20th after forcing the padlocks on a shed power tools were stolen (ref 45210076956).

Burglary Business and Community

Blackberry Lane, Lingfield. During the evening of July 19th three white male suspects driving in a white van possibly a Peugeot forced the lock to a tractor shed but failed to gain access (ref 45210076869).

St Piers Lane, Lingfield. Overnight July 20th to 21st there was forced entry to a site containing over 50 containers and several were damaged as well as various item stolen from within them plus a trailer index HN67WSJ (ref 45210077333).

Caterfield Lane, Crowhurst. Around 19.20 July 20th tools were used by two males to break the lock of a cabin on a construction site in order to gain entry and steal tools. The window to an office was broken and survey equipment stolen. Damage was also caused to CCTV cameras (ref 45210077265).


Perrywood Park, Newchapel. Overnight July 16th to 17th an Ifor Williams tipping trailer index R3SEL was stolen from a property (ref 45210075932).

Criminal Damage

Careys Wood, Smallfield. Between 23.00 and 23.45 July 11th the victims were awoken by the noise of the front door of the house being kicked and on inspection damage had been caused to it (ref 45210073700).

Vehicle Crime

East Park Lane, Newchapel – Theft. Overnight July 16th to 17th a white Vivaro van index LD15AYX was stolen (ref 45210075648).


Burglary Business and Community

Nutfield Marsh Road, Nutfield. Overnight July 8th to 9th the lock to the front gates of an aqua club and other locks to gates round a lake. The engines of three boats were then removed and stolen (ref 45210072556).Overnight July 20th to 21st CCTV recorded 12 males and 5 females breaking into premises, taking a fire extinguisher and spraying it over boats(ref 4521007769).

Vehicle Crime

Featherstone, Blindley Heath – Criminal Damage. Overnight July 13th to 14th the lock on a van was damaged, the rear door opened but nothing stolen (ref 45210074364). Then sometime between July 17th and 19th a white Ford Transit van index NL61LWW was stolen (ref 45210076391).

Church Lane, Bletchingley. Around 02.20 July 15th two males on a motorcycle were seen trying to steal a motorcycle when the owner was alerted by the noise of the chain lock being broken. Subsequently the motorcycle being used by the suspects was found in Godstone and has now been returned to the owner in East Sussex from whom it had been stolen. Despite an extensive area search the suspects were not found (ref 45210074715).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Hookwood Park, Limpsfield. Around 18.50 July 10th four males in their 20’s approached a house and attempted to gain entry by forcing a ground floor sash window open. They were disturbed by the home owner and fled in a black Audi A3 on cloned index plates (ref 45210072931).

Kent Hatch Road, Limpsfield. Around 20.00 July 16th a tool was used to prise open the lock on the side door of a house. After an untidy search of the house a safe and significant items of value were stolen .Subsequently a number of items have been found by a member of the public in West Surrey (ref 45210075703).

Woodhurst Park, Oxted. Overnight July 12th to 13th a rear uPVC window was forced open with a jemmy. After a search of the ground floor internal CCTV cameras were removed and house keys, car keys and remote controls for a garage door were removed. A car at the premises was not stolen (ref 45210073867).

Criminal Damage

Wheeler Avenue, Oxted. Around 18.10 July 12th youths fired a catapult at a house causing damage to roof tiles. Four males and two females were involved age 14 to 17 (ref 45210073758).

Hurstlands, Hurst Green. Between July 3rd and 7th the window of a church was smashed and the previous week the steps had been damaged (ref 45210073898).

Vehicle Crime

Wolfs Row, Limpsfield – Theft. Overnight July 15th to 16th index plates EK08WPL were stolen from a car (ref 45210075502).

East Hill, Oxted. Around 14.13 July 20th two males on a 400cc scooter wearing black helmets attempted to steal a red Ducatti motorcycle but rode off when disturbed (ref 45210076992).


Vehicle Crime

Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe – Theft. Between 00.00 and 08.30 July 9th a black Mercedes index BE14CHY was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210072590).

Godstone Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Around 15.00 July 12th the rear windscreen of a car was shattered at the same time as a gardening lorry drove past in the opposite direction and the occupants of the lorry were shouting obscenities at the victim (ref 45210073751).

Greenhill Avenue, Caterham – Theft. Overnight July 12th to 13th a grey Mercedes G index VE65DKD was stolen from a driveway. Two males described as Mediterranean/ South American looking aged about 30 had attended the property earlier in the evening to view the vehicle which was for sale and it is believed they may have cloned the key (ref 45210073842).

Burntwood Lane, Caterham – Theft. Between 06.30 and 07.45 July 15th spectacles and sunglasses were stolen from a car (ref 45210075039).

High Street, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Between July 12th and 14th index plates LX55LLC were stolen from a car (ref 45210074996).



Farleigh Road, Warlingham. Around 11.00 July 15th two men entered the front garden of a property and after failing to get into the back of a van, stole Dewalt and Bosch power tools that were lying on the ground (ref 45210074377).

Vehicle Crime

Bayards, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Around 13.14 July 12th the rear door lock of a van was damaged and tool boxes found on the verge (ref 45210073687).

Hillbury Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 13.16 July 15th whilst the victim was working at a property a blue Ford Transit van was stolen. The van was later found in Coulsdon but tools had been stolen from it (ref 45210074985).

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