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Thursday 22 October 2015, 1:12 PM

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Engagement Vehicle will be appearing in Tewkesbury on Friday evening, 23 October, as part of its autumn tour around the county to raise crime prevention awareness as the days get shorter and it gets darker earlier.

Packed with crime prevention leaflets and brochures, ‘NEV’ will be appearing at the Boys Brigade centre, Newton, between 1700 – 1900 when Tewkesbury’s local police team will be hand to provide guidance and crime prevention ‘top tips’.

Burglary traditionally increases in autumn and Tewkesbury has seen six dwelling burglaries during the past week, compared with only one in the previous week.

Break ins occurred in Beauchamp Road, Walton Cardiff, Manor Park, Brook Cottages (in Hillend, Twyning), Oldfield Road, Churchill Grove and Moselle Drive, Churchdown.  Items stolen include jewellery, cash, a camcorder, credit cards and cheque books.

The ‘NEV’ appearance will be part of ‘Operation Switch’ which will be launched at the weekend, as part of Gloucestershire Police’s annual anti-burglary drive.