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Thames Valley Police increase patrols in Newbury town and arrest man for 'pedal cycle' theft



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The town centre neighbourhood policing team has increased its patrols in order to tackle several incidents of crime in Newbury.

In the past week Thames Valley Police has reported a number of crimes in the town centre.

On Wednesday (January 26) a man was arrested for the theft of a pedal cycle and on Friday a number of teenagers were arrested for antisocial behaviour.

The police have made an arrest for the theft of a pedal cycle. Picture by: Thames Valley Police West Berkshire. (54566397)
The police have made an arrest for the theft of a pedal cycle. Picture by: Thames Valley Police West Berkshire. (54566397)

As a result 14 young people have been banned from from shopping centres and stores.

In addition, over the last week, one man was arrested for indecent exposure and two individuals were arrested for failing to attend court.

There was also a report of an assault at a Newbury bar when a woman was taken to hospital with a wrist injury.

One male has recently been arrested for four public order offences that occurred around the town and another male has been issued with a public space protection order for his behaviour towards members of the public.

The neighbourhood team continue to carry out a number of community engagement events which helps them to deal incidents in the town.

Officers have been out dispersing and engaging with youth groups as well as handing out 'Bells for Purses' in an attempt to tackle crime in the town.

Speaking on behalf of the Newbury Town centre neighbourhood police team, PS Heatley said he ‘would like to thank the local community’ that helped his team achieve these results.



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