Showing its usual flair for delivering a barely adequate level of information, Northamptonshire Police has announced that “vehicles were broken into in Banbury Lane and the village of Newbottle” between Sunday May 13 and Monday May 14. Despite these sparse details, the force hopes to receive a call on 101 from anyone who has information. Alternatively, those who prefer to maintain anonymity can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Meanwhile, Thames Valley Police has asked residents of Banbury and surrounding villages to be on the look-out for a P-registered, green Isuzu Trooper Duty LWB estate. This vehicle has been seen entering farms in and around Chacombe, Middleton Cheney, Culworth and Wardington in suspicious circumstances. It has also been seen in South Street, Banbury. Anyone seeing a vehicle matching this description should call the police on 101 with information on its location, occupants and direction of travel or 999 if an immediate police response is required.