Police reach out to rural communities

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Thames Valley Police will reach out to isolated villages and hamlets in the Bicester area as they launch their new Walk in the Countryside initiative this week.

Officers who usually patrol around towns will now dedicate more time to rural areas in a bid to reach out to residents.

Inspector Neville Clayton, of Bicester Police Station, said: “Cherwell district has around 90 rural communities that are normally patrolled by the neighbourhood policing teams, however due to the demographics of the areas, it is recognised that police visibility in the area can sometimes be limited.


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