Warrants executed at caravan park – Chipping Norton
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Thames Valley Police worked with partners to execute warrants at The Beeches Caravan Park on the A361 Burford Road on the outskirts of Chipping Norton on Wednesday (13/7).
The purpose of the operation was to investigate and prosecute acts of criminality by a minority of individuals while supporting those living on the caravan park.
Officers executed a Section 8 Police and Criminal Evidence Act warrant in relation to an ongoing murder investigation into the death of Peter Crowley in Brome Place, Barton, in April.
Officers searched a property and recovered several mobile phones.
Officers also executed a second warrant, under Section 46 of the Firearms Act, to search for illegal firearms. Officers seized an illegal electrical stun device.
Officers arrested a 25-year-old man from Chipping Norton on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, in relation to a Dorset Police investigation. He has been released with no further action.
Officers also identified a stolen caravan on the site, which they seized and removed.
Cherwell and West Oxfordshire local policing area commander, Superintendent Emma Garside, said: “This was a successful operation to investigate criminality and support residents at The Beeches Caravan Park near Chipping Norton.
“We gained some very useful intelligence as well as making an arrest and several seizures, while we also engaged positively with the people living there.
“It was also important to work with our partners, such as the RSPCA, on the operation and I thank them for their support.
“We will not tolerate criminality in West Oxfordshire and will take action where required, but it is also vital that we support and protect all of our communities.”