Crime and policing update for Yelvertoft Ward which includes:

Clay Coton, Cold Ashby, Elkington, Lilbourne, Stanford, Thornby, Winwick and Yelvertoft

Recent incidents of note: 

Burglary – Yelvertoft

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary, Quad bike and Horse box stolen, location is the Church End of  the High Street in Yelvertoft

This happened on Saturday 3rd August 2019 between Midnight – 8am  

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


Call 101 Ref: 19000408232

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry Town and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Sheep Butchering – Meeting

Following a number of sheep being illegally slaughtered and a recent theft of a large number of sheep, we believe those that are committing the crimes may be putting markers on the perimeter fences and gates of sites that they plan to target.

Could all farmers and landowners of livestock check their entry points to their fields regularly.  If you identify any type of marker please report this to the police as soon as possible.

If you have any information about any suspicious activity please call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting Operation Stock.  In an emergency, always call 999.

Northamptonshire Police

You may have seen in the media, the latest incidents regarding the illegal sheep butchery that has taken place across the county. Please a report outlining the issues using the link:.…/police-appeal-for-inform…/

Can I ask that any suspicious activity is reported immediately. We believe that the offences are taking place during the hours of darkness but persons will be out during the daily light hours scouting the area.

Any suspicious incidents, vehicles or behaviour, report immediately. Where at all possible, conduct checks at all times of the day on livestock during this period of concern.

If any persons are seen to be committing offence’s, please consider your own safety first, rather than go and put yourselves in danger. Gather as much information as possible and call 999 stating OP STOCK – Northamptonshire. We have putting response plans in place to support any calls we receive.

The NFU and myself are looking to get a meeting together next week, possibly on Wednesday or Thursday to get sheep farmers together to go over the current crimes and look at a join approach to policing this crime. As soon as there are any updates, we will let you know. Please follow our appeals on the force website, force facebook and twitter sites and my twitter @hutch472

As always, keep em peeled.
Neighbourhood Rural Policing & Wildlife Crime Officer
Daventry and South Northants

Northamptonshire Police

OPPORTUNITY from Northamptonshire Police & OPFCC – Interested in joining our Joint Independent Audit Committee?

The OPFCC and the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police are recruiting new members to join their Joint Independent Audit Committee. The Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the governance of the OPFCC, Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority.

Successful applicants will receive training and an annual allowance of £3,000. Further information and how to apply can be found in the attached documents.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 10 May 2019.

Kind regards
Tom Smith
Commissioning Officer

(   Telephone 101 or 03000 111 222 (if out of  county) 

Address East House, FHQ, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ



 Twitter @northantsopfcc

PCC Consults on Council Tax

PCC Consults on Council Tax

Northamptonshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, has asked us to contact parish and town councils as he would like to understand their views on the policing part of the council tax.  In addition, Mr Mold will soon become the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and will have responsibility for setting the Fire & Rescue Service element of the council tax too.  Your feedback will help inform the level of council tax set for Northamptonshire.  The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is running a consultation on the options and to gather views relating to Council Tax and Policing and Fire & Rescue Services.  The survey is available at and the deadline for responses is Friday 7 December 2018.


There has been a couple of arson attacks locally recently so please can everyone be on their guard.

Person/Persons have attended a location on the Yelvertoft Road just outside the village of Crick. The location has then been set alight which has caused extensive damage to property and the location.

Person/Persons have also attended a location on the Gated Road between the villages of Crick and Watford Village.

If you have witnessed any suspicious behaviour or witnessed any vehicles in the location please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 1800055065 or 18000552072.

White Ford Transit Van

Residents of Daventry District are asked to keep a watchful eye for a white Ford Transit van with tipper body – registration ending UDW (we are aware of the full registration.) This van has been reported as scrap collecting in Daventry District and is not licensed to do so lawfully here. There have also been concerns that the occupants of this vehicle may be implicated in removing metal from gardens without permission. Help us make our District hostile to this kind of activity and report sightings of the vehicle and its activities – on 999, 101 (if involved in crime) or to Daventry District Council (if you consider occupants are collecting scrap for which they apparently have no licence.)
Sam Dobbs, Neighbourhood Sergeant, Daventry & South Northants)

Police Update

Current staffing structure for the District: Neighbourhood Inspectors have been reduced from 9 to 4 and it is hoped that the new service delivery model will be completed by the Autumn. Daventry Police Station will be one of four main hubs for the force in the county where response teams will be based. This is good news for Daventry and the District as there will be more officers based here, albeit covering a large area.  PC’s for Daventry have reduced to five, however PCSO’s have been maintained at six. There is one Sergeant (Sam Dobbs). These officers will only be used for neighbourhood policing issues as there is a separate response team for other matters which arise.

Crime figures in the district are up by 10% as a whole when compared with last year, however it was noted that crime recording has changed. Inspector Byrne asked residents to report all crime, as police resourcing cannot be targeted to specific issues unless the information is there.

There is a gang culture emerging in the County, however this is yet to affect Daventry.

Inspector Kevin Byrne,  Parish & Town Councils Meeting 15.06.17

Burglaries in Yelvertoft

Please be aware that over the last few months Yelvertoft has unusually suffered house burglaries, mainly in High Street and Wards Lane.  We would like to encourage all residents to report any suspicious behaviour to the police immediately. Please do take extra care with security on your property, including vehicles.

Suspicious Vehicles

Suspicious incidents

Please keep an eye out for the following two vehicles around the Daventry and South Northants Villages:

A white Iveco tipper registration ending CZD was seen yesterday asking for scrap in Hellidon and Farthinghoe.

A silver transit registration starting KM09 attended a farm in Harpole yesterday asking about buying eggs, seemed suspicious as they don’t sell eggs.

PC 325 Chloe Gillies. Wildlife & Rural Crime Officer|County Rural Crime Team
Telephone 0101 |  Ext : 345400 | Mobile: 07557 778320.
Daventry Police Station, New Street, Daventry NN11 4BS