Crime and policing update for Yelvertoft Ward which includes:

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

Recent incidents of note: 

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Tom Smith
Commissioning Officer

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

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



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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

Community Safety

The CSP brings together a range of agencies to tackle problems in the area and is currently running four multi-agency tasking groups: anti-social behaviour and hate crime; domestic abuse; road issues (such as speeding, parking); rural crime issues. If you are experiencing any problems you can contact

Male Thief Wanted

Below is a cctv still of a male believed to be responsible for a number of thefts from the donation tube at Ashby St Ledgers Church. Six times in the last six months the church has been targeted and on each occasion the MO has been the same, differing only after cctv was installed as the MO now includes knocking the cameras out so they do not record. The IP thinks the male may be linked to a silver VX Astra as one has been seen nearby in suspicious circumstances on a previous occasion. I’m also aware of a similar job in Braunston (old now) but am sure it’s the same male as there are stills with this crime also that appear to be the same male. Does anyone recognise this male? Occurrence number is  17000007846.