Katesgrove neighbourhood police teams (NHPT) are monitoring Christchurch and Glebe Roads after reports of drug dealing in the area. The team are also carrying our high visibility patrols on Cradock Road following diesel thefts and thefts from vehicles.


Katesgrove pubs were the subject of an NHPT operation involving sniffer dogs and drug swabbing, although no arrests were made.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) continue to deter drug dealing by identifying new dealers coming into Reading from other areas. Over December, effort has been concentrated around a bail hostel on South Street and the police are working with the housing association to get rid of dealers in the area.

Theft and burglaries

TVP are running an anti-burglary operation until the end of February and ask residents to report any suspicious activity in their area.

A male from the area was charged with three shoplifting offences and another male was arrested following the pursuit of a stolen vehicle and charged with a number of burglaries.

Criminal damage

Vehicles in the area are still being damaged maliciously. Police report that they have neither witnesses nor CCTV footage to help identify anyone.

Contact the police

The neighbourhood policing team can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] for non-urgent matters, but to report a crime please telephone 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for emergencies. If you don’t want to contact the police or want to remain anonymous, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

Have your say meetings

PCSO Rodney Holmes will be chairing the next “Have Your Say” meetings at the Milman Road Surgery on Wednesday 10 February 2016 and Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 12 midday until 1pm.

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