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Bulletin 13   May 6th – May 12th   2020

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

You will have been aware from reading recent Bulletins that during the Lockdown the number of reported burglaries and vehicle crimes throughout Tandridge have been less than usual.

 However during Lockdown, as reported in the press, there have been increases in domestic incidents, some involving violence, and also some child protection incidents.  Tandridge has also experienced this trend.

You may well have heard of the dial "55" silent solution if you need to call 999, but cannot speak on the phone.

This video explains exactly what happens when you call 999 and we can't hear you - and how we can tell the difference between someone frightened for their life, and someone who has just sat on their phone and pocket dialled us...

We hope you never need this advice, but we will be there for you if you do.

Please take 2 minutes to watch it, and pass it on to anyone who you think may need to know this.


Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector


Officers dealt with 11 Covid-19 incidents over the past week by way of either issuing words of advice or Penalty Notices.


Bogus Healthcare

Suspicious callers are said to have been knocking on doors of elderly and vulnerable residents in various parts of the UK, saying that they are health officials doing door-to-door testing and offering ‘ home testing’ for Coronavirus.
Variations on this are workers or 'health & safety' officials that claim they need to enter and clean your house for a fee.
Our message is not to open the door to anyone you don’t know or anyone calling ‘out of the blue’.
Stay safe by only speaking to people you know and trust


 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.


Criminal Damage

Haywardens, Lingfield. Around 15.30 May 6th a catapult was used to project a stone into a residential garden causing damage to the woodwork of a shed (ref 45200047005).

Vehicle Crime

Newchapel Road, Lingfield.  Between 13.13 and 22.13 May 7th an unsecure vehicle was entered and a mobile phone, driving licence and food parcels were stolen (ref 45200047455).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Tylers Close, Godstone. Sometime between May 5th and 7th a summerhouse was broken into and after an untidy search a hot tub was stolen (ref 45200047297).

Oxted Road, Godstone. Overnight May 9th to 10th a suspect entered a garden, gained access to a box where the key to an outbuilding was kept. Three bags of drills and a concrete breaker were then stolen from the outbuilding and the key dropped by a tree (ref 45200048329).


Crescent Road, Bletchingley. Around 08.00 May 12th a locked cage in the grounds of a property was broken into and milk was stolen (ref 45200049016).

Criminal Damage

Hextalls Lane, Bletchingley. Sometime between May 3rd and 7th a garage window was smashed but no attempt to make entry was made (ref 45200047303).



Grants Lane, Limpsfield. Between May 7th and 9th the lock was cut off a derelict stable and a rotivator machine was stolen (ref 45200048134).

Criminal Damage

Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Around 22.30 May 6th an object was thrown at the front door of a house causing damage to the glass (ref 45200047141).

Vehicle Crime

Southlands Lane, Tandridge – Theft. Around 17.20 May 6th   an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal items from a vehicle (ref 45200047096).

Warren Lane, Hurst Green.  Overnight May 10th to 11th the side panels of a van were removed, most likely by taking the pins out using a hammer and screw driver (ref 45200048796).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Campbell Road, Caterham on the Hill. Around 17.05 May 6th a suspect tried to gain entry to a property by forcing the door but failed to do so (ref 45200047171).

Vehicle Crime

Stafford Road, Caterham - Theft.  Overnight May 5th to 6th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200047094). Then between 12.00 and 16.30 May 6th a catalytic converter was stolen from another car (ref 45200047293).

Croydon Road, Caterham – Theft. Between May 9th and 11th a Range Rover index R7LNH was stolen from a driveway (ref 45200047837).

Livingstone Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Sometime between May 5th and 7th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200047541).

Eldon Road, Caterham on the Hill. Around 17.30 May 9th a suspect was spotted underneath a parked car in what may have been a failed attempt to steal a catalytic converter. Realising he had been spotted the suspect made off in a black Vauxhall Astra index VU07LUL (ref 45200048207).

Hillside Road, Whyteleafe – Criminal Damage. Around 23.00 May 8th three or four males armed with a hammer damaged a vehicle (ref 45200047837).

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