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Bulletin 16   July 22nd – August  4th  2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

 Although we are encouraged by the relatively low numbers of burglaries in our area since Lockdown ended it is really important that we all remain vigilant. The school summer holidays have started with many people going away which can lead to an increase in burglaries.  If you are going away I have included some crime prevention advice for you to consider alongside your normal property security. 

Make your home looks occupied. For example, using timer switches on lights.
Ask a trusted neighbour to check on your home and move any post out of sight.
Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries.
Try not to arrange any on-line deliveries which might be left outside your property.
Don’t advertise that you are going away or that you are away on social media.
If possible, leave a car on the drive or ask a neighbour to park their car on the drive while you are away.
If you have a lawn, try and cut it just before you go away.
Lock away any valuable items such as pedal bicycles, they may be safer in your home than in a shed. 

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.

On July 23rd in Godstone a male driver was arrested after driving whilst over the limit of cannabis and failing a drug test.

On July 30th a male was arrested in Bletchingley after threatening a driver in a parked car with a knife and demanding money and the victim’s mobile phone.

On July 31st a driver seen to be driving erratically and pursued by police subsequently abandoned the car in Ray Close, Lingfield and escaped. The car was seized together with a machete, bolt cutters, lock knife, balaclava and various items of drug equipment. The driver was described as a white male, skinny build, white baseball cap, and grey jogging bottoms, dark top and dark shoes.

 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.



A 21 year old man from Godstone is the second to be arrested on suspicion of sexual assault that allegedly occurred in woodland near Mill Lane, Felbridge, on 21st July at around 7pm. He has since been released on bail. Officers were called to the scene following reports of two teenage girls being sexually assaulted by two men.

A 19-year-old man also from Godstone was arrested on suspicion of  sexual assault on 23rd July . He has been released on bail and the investigation is ongoing.

Detective Constable Michael Barker said “I would like to thank the public for their support in relation to this appeal and their help in identifying the individuals we needed to speak to”.
“We would once again like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident. We are also aware of ongoing anti- social behaviour in this particular area and understand that the local community are rightly concerned. |We are working hard to tackle these issues and have increased patrols and police visibility in the area”

If you witnessed anything that evening or have any dashcam footage please contact us quoting PR/45210077500 via:
Webchat on our website
Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.


 We are appealing for witnesses after members of the public were hit by a car following an event at Lingfield Racecourse on July 31st.

Officers were called shortly before 11pm following reports that a car had driven into pedestrians who were leaving the racecourse following an event. Three people have been taken to hospital with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening.

A number of officers were in attendance accompanied by the ambulance service and assisted by event staff.

A 23 year old man from Lingfield has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and common assault.

Chief Inspector Dan Gutierrez said “We would like to reassure the public that this incident is not believed to be terror related.

“We know that there were thousands of people in attendance at this event and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or have any dashcam footage of the lead up to the collision to get in contact with us.”

If you witnessed anything or have any further information, contact us quoting incident reference PR/P21165133 via:

Webchat on our website
Calling us on 101

If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Newchapel Road, Lingfield. Overnight July 31st to August 1st a shed was broken into and a TGB quad bike index LJ65EZN , a KTM orange and white motorbike with Blue Endo wheels index SP05AKU and a child’s KTM Scrambler were stolen (ref 45210081426).

Godstone Road, Lingfield. Between 06.45 and 18.15 August 2nd the patio door of a house was smashed and an untidy search made of a house but it is believed nothing was stolen (ref 45210081844).

Vehicle Crime

Careys Wood, Smallfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight July 30th to 31st both rear brake lights of a car were smashed and the rear nearside tyre deflated (ref 452100811843).


Criminal Damage

Lagham Park, South Godstone. Overnight July 22nd to 23rd two plastic boxes on the driveway of a community library were smashed. The rear index plate of a car was partially broken off (ref 45210078107/78501).

Vehicle Crime

Godstone Road, Bletchingley – Theft. Around 21.55 July 25th a Range Rover fitted with a Tracker was stolen but later recovered by the owner (ref 45210079140).

Easter Way, South Godstone – Theft. Around 21.03 July 22nd a car was vandalised and tyres stolen (re 45210078500).

Carlton Road, South Godstone – Criminal Damage. Around 10.30 July 26th a small projectile caused the rear windscreen of a car to shatter as it was being driven (ref 45210079262).

Ockleys Mead, Godstone- Theft. Overnight July 31st to August 1st a yellow Iveco Daily van index PO61BLN was stolen (ref 45210081316).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

High Street, Limpsfield. Around 03.00 July 3ist after being awoken by a bang the victim discovered that a garage door had been forced open and a tool box and power tool from the garage was found abandoned close by. Two suspects were seen running from the property but the dog unit that attended the incident soon afterwards was unable to trace them (ref 45210081001).

Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Around 04.50 two males were disturbed after breaking the padlocks to two garages. Nothing was stolen (ref P21168372/374). Shortly beforehand around 04.00 in Mill Lane, Hurst Green two white males in their late 20’s around 5 foot 8 inches tall were spotted in the garden of a house adjoining the victim. When he went to investigate the males ran away throwing a rock and damaging two of his cars (ref 45210082795).

Vehicle Crime

West Hill, Oxted – Theft. Around 00.20 July 28th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210080526).

Brook Hill, Oxted – Theft. Overnight July 30th to 31st index plates LG10XCO were stolen from a car (ref 45210081133).

Titsey Road, Titsey – Theft. Overnight July 29th to 29th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210080688).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Fryern Wood, Chaldon. Between 1.30 and 20.30 August 2nd the rear patio door of a house was smashed and an untidy search made .Jewellery and cash were stolen (ref 45210081899).

Vehicle Crime

Oakgrove, Caterham on The hill – Theft. Overnight July 24th to 25th a gun metal grey BMW X6 index LG14BDX was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210078873).

High Street, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Between 08.30 and 18.15 August 2nd a black Vauxhall Zafira index DE04FDM was stolen from a driveway. It is believed it may have been dragged away by another vehicle (ref 45210081956).


Vehicle Crime

Westhall Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 11.15 July 23rd the lock of a van was drilled and the suspects then left in a black Audi car without taking anything (ref 45210078124). Around 11.35 July 27th an unlocked van parked on a driveway was entered and power tools stolen. The suspects were driving a black Audi (ref 45210079623).

Alexandra Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight August 2nd to 3rd a white Fiat Ducato van index SN70GDA was stolen (ref 45210081962).

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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