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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Bulletin 7   March 21st – March 27th 2024

Dear Residents


Although we are encouraged by the recent low numbers of burglaries in our area it is really important that we all remain vigilant. The school Easter holidays are starting 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. 
  • Inspector Lyndsey Whatley

    Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector




    Appeal for Witnesses


    We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A25 in Oxted.


    Officers were called to the scene on the main A25 between Old Oxted and Brook Hill at around 10:40AM March 26th following reports of a collision involving a white panel van and a motorcycle.


    The motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the arrival of emergency services.


    The driver of the van suffered minor injuries.


    The road was closed for around six hours, while we carried out our investigation, and was reopened shortly after 16:00 that afternoon.


    We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who saw either of the vehicles being driven prior to the incident, particularly if you have any dashcam footage, to contact us quoting ref PR/45240034140.

    How to contact us with information when we issue Witness Appeals or Appeals for information


  • Webchat on the right hand side of the Surrey Police homepage at https:/surrey.police.uk 
  • Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
  • Calling us on 101



    Our Neighbourhood Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin.


    There were 20   Arrests in the period March 18th to March 25th   : Domestic Abuse / Violent Domestic Abuse 7, Child at Risk 4, Public Order 3    , Prisoner Recall 1,   Prescribed Limit Offence 2, Harassment 1, and Theft 2.


    On March 21st a male driver failed a roadside breath test and refused to provide a sample of breath in custody. He has been charged to Court.


    Following a road traffic collision in South Nutfield on March 22nd a male driver was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.


     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. 




    Burglary Business and Community


    St Piers Lane, Lingfield. Overnight March 20th to 21`st offenders climbed over the half doors of a barn and stole a wheelbarrow and retractable hose (ref 45240032285).


    Vehicle Crime


    Broadbridge Lane, Smallfield – Theft. Between 00.01 and 23.59 March 26th index plate GY65AYO was stolen (ref 45240034370).


    Ontario Close, Smallfield – Theft. Between o8.00 and 13.00 March 27th index plates FV120KD were stolen from a car (ref 45240034656).


    Selbys, Lingfield – Theft. Between 14.30 and 17.20 March 26th index plates BN58BYA were stolen from a van (ref 45240034439).




    Vehicle Crime


    Salisbury Road, Godstone – Theft. Between March 18th and 222nd index plates LY04XXL were stolen from a car (ref 45240032987).




    Burglary Residential including sheds and garages


    The Greenway, Hurst Green. Overnight March 22nd to 23rd a cat flap was broken and a pot plant from inside the property was dislodged in what was believed to be an attempt to gain entry to the house (ref 45240033133).




    Burglary Residential including sheds and garages


    Tupwood Scrubbs Road, Caterham. Between March 20th and 24th the ground floor window of a house was smashed in order to gain entry and undertake an untidy search. House keys, car keys and a Maurice Lacroix mens watch and a TAG Heuer pro 2000 mans watch were stolen (ref 45240033581). 



    Salmons Lane West, Caterham on The Hill. Around 09.30 March 22nd metal pipes were stolen from a rear garden and a metal boiler was about to be stolen when the suspect was challenged by a neighbour and drove away in a van accompanied by a short dark skinned female. The male suspect had dark hair and a beard and did not speak English when challenged (ref 45240032848).




    Burglary Residential including sheds and garages


    Butlers Dene Road, Woldingham. Further to the burglary report in Bulletin 6 it has now been established that the grey Kia seen leaving the property around 16.03 March 20th was the car being driven by the offenders which was displaying false index plates. In addition to the cash reported stolen an Anlen electric scooter was also stolen (ref 45240032333).


    Succombs Hill, Warlingham. Between March 25th and 27th the garage and unoccupied house adjacent to it were entered but nothing was stolen (ref 45240034725).


    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:  tandridge@surrey.police.uk 
    The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.


    We have a portal for circumstances where no crime has been reported, but the suspicious behaviour could potentially be related to a burglary, theft of a vehicle, or catalytic converter, for example. We have a different unique link we provide to victims and witnesses when a burglary has occurred.

    To find out more about the portal and submit your footage visit this link: https://surrey.police.uk/suspiciousactivityportal


    How to contact us with information when we issue Witness Appeals or Appeals for information


  • Webchat on the right hand side of the Surrey Police homepage at https:/surrey.police.uk 
  • Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
  • Calling us on 101

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    Just a gentle reminder that our Safer Neighbourhood Team mail box, Facebook and X account are not monitored 24/7. To report incidents please call 101 or in an emergency 999.
    If you wish to report a NON URGENT crime visit:

    If crime prevention advice is required you can contact our Designing out Crime Officer Mr Simon  Evans at: Email: simon.evans1@surrey.police.uk
    Tel: 101





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