Law And Order

Generally Shortlands is one of the most crime-free wards in the whole Borough of Bromley. The SRA is part of the Shortlands Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, which includes our local police, residents and Councillors. When it meets every two months the Panel reviews the current local crime picture and agrees law enforcement priorities in the Ward for the future – currently tackling theft of and from motor vehicles, tackling anti-social behaviour, including speeding, and safeguarding vulnerable people.

This section of our website includes a fortnightly update on crime in Shortlands Ward and, when necessary, warnings about scams being run in our area. Below is the latest fortnightly crime report, prepared by our PCSO Adam Charles…

Dear Residents Please see below the crime record for the period from 17 June to 30 June 2020. Fortunately we’ve had no burglaries.  There were three thefts of vehicles, a similar number of thefts from vehicles and an attempted fraud.  It is best to keep your vehicle keys in...

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. There are some simple steps you can take...

Dear Residents Hope you’re all well.  Please find below the crime record for the period 1st June to 15th June.  Unfortunately,  the last two weeks have seen a bit of an increase in crime on Shortlands.  This may be due to the fact that people are out...

Please see below the crime record for the period from 15th May to 31st May. We had three "theft from motor vehicle" offences.  Two of these involved valuable items being stolen from vehicles and the other a catalytic convertor theft. Remember not to leave valuable items in...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st to 15th May. Two thefts from motor vehicle and no other offences to report. In order to reduce the risk of your catalytic convertor being stolen try and park your vehicle either in a garage...

No crimes were reported in Shortlands ward in the fortnight to 4 May. Phishing emails Regarding phishing emails, you can report these to  report@phishing.gov.uk For dodgy tax phishing emails, report to   phishing@hmrc.gov.uk The different banks also have their own reporting addresses: phishing@natwest.com internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk phishing@hsbc.com emailscams@lloydsbanking.co.uk phishing@rbs.com reportfraud@metrobank.plc.uk phishing@santander.co.uk...

Sunday 19/04/20 0100- 0200 Hours.  Money Stolen from BMW X5 at no 35.  Crime reference CR3307796/20. Saturday 18/04/20 1330 Hours- Sunday 19/04/20 1915 Hours.  Money stolen from Grey Range Rover Evoque at no 48.  Crime reference CR3307797/20. Thursday 16/04/20 1300 Hours- Sunday 19/04/20 1300...

Dear Residents Please see below the crime record for the period from 1st April to 15th April. The lockdown has seen a considerable drop in crime hence only two offences. Re the barbecue theft in Newbury Road.  Due to current circumstances people are spending a lot more time...

We want you to know how to access support and safeguard against scams but would firstly re-iterate Government/NHS guidelines about maintaining good hygiene; only go out for food, health reasons, essential work or exercise and stay 2 metres from people outside your household - particularly...