Neighbourhood / Rural Watch

Neighbourhood / Rural Watch Team Report 36 – 17.09.15

Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Report 36 – 17.09.15

This report from the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team covers the wards of Snitterfield, Wellesbourne, Kineton and Burton Dassett.

The following incidents, for the period between 02.09.15 – 17.09.15 have been reported and the team are appealing for witnesses:

Snitterfield Ward

Wolverton – Wolverton School

Theft – 17.0915/088

Front offside window to a secured red Ford Fiesta smashed. Navy blue handbag containing purse with cash and cards and a mobile telephone stolen.

Snitterfield – Hales Close

Vehicle crime – 13.09.15/305

Smoke canister lit underneath a vehicle and a one metre scratch, offside rear passenger door, apparently made by dragging the canister along the side. Believed to have occurred around midnight and a large group of youths were seen in the area. Police carried out house to house enquiries and made a leaflet drop.

There have been further reports of youths throwing eggs, lighting smoke canisters and carrying, what is possibly an air rifle, in the area.

Wellesbourne Ward

Wellesbourne – Stratford Road – Farm location

Theft – 11.09.15/237

7 metre telehandler, rough terrain forklift, stolen from a building site.

Wellesbourne – St Peter’s Church

Theft – 09.09.15/214

A Fat Face handbag, green/grey, was stolen from inside the church between 12.40 and 14.00 hrs. It had been placed on a table where leaflets are kept. The bag contained cash, bank and credit cards as well as a driving licence and bus pass.

A group of bell ringers reported that a bearded male, wearing grey clothes, entered the church with them at 12.40.

Wellesbourne – St Peter’s Road

Damage – 0089

Sharp instrument used to make four holes in offside rear tyre of unattended blue Ford Fiesta.

Wellesbourne Market

Vehicle crime – 16.09.15/123

A Vauxhall van was broken into and power tools, grinders and drills as well as a DAB radio were stolen.


The SNT have liaised with parish councillor Eric Lawley and there have been discussions with the probation service and community payback scheme to remove the graffiti.

Kineton Ward

Lighthorne – Spinney Close

Theft – 282

A rattan style plastic chair was stolen from the balcony at the rear of the property.


The team would like to express their appreciation for your reports of suspicious activities in the neighbourhood. If you wish to report anything, such as rogue traders, please telephone 101 to ensure that the incident is logged.

The SNT telephone or email box is not monitored 24/7 and therefore there may be a delay in the response or alert.

If you have any general concerns, questions or suggestions for the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team please call this number: 01789 444600, or email: