Crime in Loughton
on police and security (including how to contact the Police and how to
get something done about all sorts of other problems).
and woman charged with shop burglaries (December 2015)
Loughton couple have been arrested by Essex Police and charged with
in The Broadway, Valley Hill/Oakwood Parade, Chigwell Lane, Alderton
Junior School & Buckhurst Hill, and with shop-lifting in
Attempted murder, High
Road, November 6th. Arrests & court appearance. More
Theft from shoppers’ cars (December 2015)
Watch out! There’s usually an
increase in items being
stolen from cars in car parks at this time of year whilst drivers are
distracted loading purchases into their vehicles.
Secure your shed & other outbuildings! (December 2015)
See the police advice
for the bus” (December 2015)
Several people have been
approached by either a man or a
woman asking for 60p for the bus. If you are approached right outside
or Debden Station, please contact the British Transport
Police (0800 40 50 40 or text 61016),
otherwise please dial 101 and ask to be put through to Essex Police
2015)Essex Police & Crime Commissioner Annual Report (December 2015)
The travellers who had parked by
Lane bridge have moved on (Highways England had finally taken action),
we’re told one reappeared a few days later. One caravan, and then
turned up on Epping Forest College land on Borders Lane, and the police
action to move them on. News article [EFNW]
Essex Police – more cuts (October 2015)
Police are expecting cuts of around £63m by 2019-20 (a quarter of their
£262m budget). They also need to spend more time & effort on
protection (such as dealing with child sexual exploitation) and on
Loughton “front desk” to close, but the station will still the local
County customer contact staff to be reduced from 98 to 36.
County PCSO’s to be reduced from 250 to 60 (in Epping Forest &
Brentwood, 19 of 26 PCSOs may be lost).
Epping, Ongar and Waltham Abbey police stations to be sold by April
The sprawling and inefficient Police Headquarters site will be sold for
housing and replaced with a new building.
Burglars (October 2015)
to alert neighbours, police caught one of a pair of burglars in the
Traps Hill area recently – if you see something suspicious happening,
please ring 999.
Drugs gang (October 2015)
drugs gang was jailed for 74 years. Fourteen members of a drugs gang
(one from Loughton) who supplied cocaine and ecstasy across London and
East Anglia have been jailed for a total of 74 years.
precautions (October 2015)
Essex Police are encouraging
residents to ‘leave a light on,’ in their property this autumn and
Muggings in Loughton (October 2015)
October 6th and 12th there were muggings in the alley that runs between
Loughton Station and Roding Road – if you can help in any way please
phone the police on 101. (Thankfully these are rare events.)
Dangerous drivers (October 2015)
an Essex Police operation road safety operation this month, 260 people
are being investigated for a range of motoring offences.
drivers were detected speeding on the M11, including nine travelling at
more than 100mph. Four drivers had their vehicles seized after they
were found to have no insurance and two had expired MOT certificates.
31 drivers were stopped for using a mobile telephone at the wheel and
61 people were seen driving without seat belts. Speed checks on local
roads resulted in 29 offences.
How the Police tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) (September 2015)
Cllr Ken Angold-Stephens was concerned about reports that the police
were cutting back their efforts. ASB often has a considerable impact on
resident’s Quality of Life.
His email and the Police reply
Drugs problem (September
resident called us about ongoing problems caused by a neighbouring
tenant who is taking drugs with disturbance by him, parties, dealers
and other users. LRA Cllr Tracey Thomas visited the resident and then
spoke to the District Council’s Safer Communities team. They are about
to go to court to evict the tenant as this can take some time, they
will also try to use a new law to restrict use of the flat to the
tenant himself in the meantime, which should end noisy parties there.
Tracey will be available to help if problems recur.
Had your spare tyre stolen? (September
are appealing for motorists to contact them (ring 101) if their spare
tyres have been stolen but haven’t reported the incident to the police.
Two men have been arrested with stolen tyres. [EFNW]
are operating in the High Road. Please be extra wary and make sure bags
are closed and wallets safely stowed away – it only takes a second!
Unexploded mortar bomb (September
Essex Police would like to express their thanks to everyone involved or
affected by the unexploded mortar bomb incident on 17/09/2015 when a
member of the public brought unexploded munitions into Loughton Police
They are grateful for the
and patience of the public at large and the businesses affected whilst
they awaited the arrival of the specialist bomb disposal team to arrive
and do their work to make the items safe.
They would also want to express
their thanks to the
members of the community who assisted with the people who were
evacuated from homes, businesses and nurseries.
Suspicious behaviour? (September 2015)
Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch have had reports
man hanging around the play parks in Debden, speaking to parents and
their children; this is not an offence but has caused concern. (Please
don’t post photos on Facebook or on other social media of any-one
acting suspiciously as this could prevent the police from charging
Noise nuisance (August
On 27th April 2015, Ms Natasha Thompson,
of Loughton, was
found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice She was fined £660,
and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and a contribution of
£200 towards the District Council’s prosecution costs.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) (August 2015)
The District Council are gathering evidence for
imposition of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). Police are using
their new dispersal powers, which have the advantage of being immediate
and focused on those responsible for ASB; this may also provide
evidence for a PSPO.
by the Roding (August 2015)
The District Council (01992 564000) is pressing
England to proceed with the eviction process without any further delay.
Residents are also concerned about horse which has been seen
tethered on nearby road verges.
New Oakwood Hill Depot
We are concerned about security at this site, with
the planned District Council greenhouse right next to the road.
LRA Cllr Ken Angold-Stephens has obtained confirmation that, as
requested, CCTV will be provided, with an audible alarm at the Depot
(the CCTV details will link in with the Council’s existing system).
Rifle range, Borders Lane (August 2015)
a recent fire there, with evidence on-site of rough sleepers and drug
use, LRA Cllr Ken Angold-Stephens is trying to establish who now owns
the site (it doesn’t belong to Epping Forest College).
Armed robbers sentenced (August 2015)
Two men who robbed a bookmakers in The Broadway
last year, and committed other robberies, have been caught and
Loughton police catch suspected burglars (August