Safer Neighbourhood Team May 2017


May 2017

Police are receiving an increase in dog related reports. Please read the following guidelines on How to be a responsible dog owner …

It’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as:

  • in a public place;
  • in a private place, e.g. a neighbour’s house or garden;
  • in the owner’s home.

The law applies to all dogs. Some types of dogs are banned.

Out of control
Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:

  • injures someone;
  • makes someone worried that it might injure them.

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of the following apply:

  • it attacks someone’s animal;
  • the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal.

A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed.
If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to five years or fined (or both). If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with ‘malicious wounding’.
If you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine (or both).
If you allow your dog to injure an assistance dog (e.g. a guide dog) you can be sent to prison for up to three years or fined (or both).

Latest updates

Crimes and incidents of interest 30th March 2017 to 30th April 2017

Shelwick – Theft of Manitou telescopic loading shovel from rural location. The plant machinery was situated down a 300mtr track secured by a heavy duty yard gate. Exit from the site was through the same entrance and the tyre tracks of the MANITOU could be seen going along the lane and to the road. MANITOU weighs roughly 4 tones and is worth between £5000 – £8000.

Lower Lyde – Theft of red vintage Massey Ferguson tractor from victim’s shed between 17th and 20th April. The tractor is 60years old, has no lights or registration number.

Sutton St Nicholas/Marden/Moreton on Lugg
Moreton-on-Lugg -SNT are keen to speak to the owners of a grey and white dog described as being a Staffordshire bull terrier; seen in the area of St Peters Close. Please contact SNT with information.
Sutton St Nicholas – On 29th April at 22:30 police were notified of a group of youths in the play park near Orchard Close for anti-social behaviour.

Dormington/Mordiford/Fownhope/Tarrington/Stoke Edith/Hampton Bishop
Dormington – Reports of domesticated cats being shot at by air rifle. Please report any similar incidents or information.
Mordiford – Luckshall Caravan Park – Between 24th and 25th April; located within the site is a red call box. 2 males have been caught on CCTV causing damage to the cash box.
Tarrington – SNT have been making enquiries in the area of Barrs Orchard. Tensions in the area remain high; mainly regarding parking in the area. Please report any issues at the time or contact SNT with concerns or for advice.

Credenhill/Breinton/Stretton Sugwas/Swainshill
Little Breinton – On 10th April, report received that person’s unknown have been trespassing on private land causing concern to landowner. The incident had occurred the day before. No further information given at this time.
Breinton – Theft of strimmer between 30th and 31st March. Damage caused to victim’s shed lock in order to gain access. Strimmer stolen from within.
Breinton – Report received on evening of 29th April that a male was riding a quad bike in the area of Brienton Common. The concern raised was that the rider was not wearing a safety helmet.
Section 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it an offence to drive any vehicle on ‘any common land, moorland or land of any other description, not being land forming part of a road, or any road being a footpath, bridle way or restricted byway’ apart from some exceptions like to save a life!



Bartestree/Lugwardine/Westhide/Withington/Whitestone/Preston on Wynne
Withington – reports from residents of Withies Close regarding a red Nissan Micra seen driving in an anti-social manner in the village hall car park and Withies Close. Police have identified Red Nissan Micra N275 WVJ in the area believed to be vehicle involved. Please report at the time if vehicle is witnessed causing further ASB.
Whitestone – Victims yellow Komatsu 210 excavator was broken into whilst sited at a building site between 20th and 21st April. Once inside the vehicle, offender(s) have stolen two control leavers by cutting the wires.

Canon Pyon/Kings Pyon/Westhope

If you have any information that may assist police with enquiries, please call 101 or email

Your team
PS Gareth KING 2939
PC Bart McDonagh 2825

Contact details

101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime

Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.


If you would prefer to report a crime anonymously including drug related information you can also call CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

ACTION FRAUD 0300 124 2040
Fraud is carried out in many forms. It is conducted in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, or online. The people who carry out fraud schemes usually do so through anonymity. This makes fraudulent actions much more successful, and it allows the person to continue to make illegal money in the future. For this reason, it is extremely important for all U.K. residents to report fraud whenever they encounter it. It is better to be safe than sorry, so you should report suspicious activity whenever you can.


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