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18 FEBRUARY 2021


In light of the recent attempted dog thefts locally, we have set up a Catbrook Dog Walkers group on Facebook so that local residents can find someone to walk with and feel safe, should they wish to. Just click on the dog to go straight to the Group.



There has been a second attempted violent dog theft in Trellech over the weekend at Wet Meadows. This time it was two innocuous looking men wearing wax coats and Hunter wellies. In both cases thankfully the dogs are fine, the humans are a bit battered but fine. Do be careful if you're dog walking - if possible don't walk alone. Trellech Dog Walkers page has been set up to enable people to organise group (socially distanced) walks to try and feel safer when exercising their four legged friends. Please report anything even slightly suspicious at once so that the police can catch these people. Gloucestershire Police have recently recovered 15 dogs and are trying to contact the owners. It's a good idea to make sure your microchip details are up to date.



A local resident has notified us that a thickset man with an Irish accent driving a silver transit van has been seen trying to remove dogs from people's gardens.


In Brockweir, he asked a resident if he could buy his dog. A collie with very young puppies has also disappeared from Brockworth in Gloucestershire.


All dog owners should be vigilant and keep dogs in their sight.


A travelling community has recently parked in Lydney and it is thought there may be a connection.


If you see anything suspicious, or wish to let the community know please post on the Catbrook Hall Facebook Page



At 5pm yesterday evening at Trellech Common a local man was pulled out of his 4x4 by a man in his 40’s threatening to steal his dog. The assailant hit the local man who fought back hard and the assailant ran to his black hard top Ford Ranger and drove off.

The dog is safe and the Police have been informed, the victim was not able to get the number plate. The assailant was in his 40s and about 6ft, of slim build and had short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a green camouflage top.

Please be very careful and alert when out walking locally.



Sadly, as if there wasn't enough going on at the moment, we have heard of two more 

thefts from Whitelye in recent days. 


The police have been informed. When the previous Catbrook robberies took place in mid December the police advised residents to phone in reporting suspicious vehicles, especially at night as they cannot just stop and search at random but they can respond to such a call by stopping and searching similar vehicles in the area on suspicion. It may also be that thieves are visiting the area during the day to see who is gardening, mowing lawns etc and then return later to the addresses where they knew the tools would be, so look out for suspicious people and cars at any time, not just at night. Now that there is much less traffic about this should be simpler.


Everyone needs to take extra precautions and be on their guard. If you have wildlife cameras/CCTV type systems please set them up.



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Gwent Now is a communication system designed to keep the residents of Gwent informed about the latest crime alerts and crime prevention advice for their communities. The messages can be tailored to individual preferences for both the type of messages you receive and the means of communication, directed through a preferred channel of phone, email or text message. Subscription to the system is FREE OF CHARGE.


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You can contact the police anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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