Headless Cross and Oakenshaw

Your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) is a group of local police officers dedicated to serving your community. The team is made up of officers and PCSOs based in your area, supported by additional officers from the wider area.

We work closely with local authorities, community leaders and residents to decide our policing priorities for the area. This helps us to find useful, long-term solutions to local problems, while maintaining our wider focus on reducing crime across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.

Please find contact details for your Safer Neighbourhood Team provided below. Please note that to report a crime or incident to West Mercia Police, you can visit westmercia.police.uk or in an emergency, please dial 999.

Headless Cross & Oakenshaw

Richard  Field (West Mercia Police, Insp, SNT Redditch & Bromsgrove)

Richard Field



Holly Larner (Police , Police Community Support Officer , Redditch)

Holly Larner

Police Community Support Officer


Surinder  Maman (West Mercia, PCSO, Headless Cross and Oakenshaw)

Surinder Maman



Charlie Osborne (Police, Sergeant, SNT Redditch)

Charlie Osborne



James Roberts (West Mercia, Police Officer, Headless Cross)

James Roberts

Police Officer


Marie  Wright (West Mercia , PCSO, Batchley and Central )

Marie Wright



Local Priority Issues

We regularly speak to local residents to establish what issues they may be experiencing in the area. The word cloud below represents the issues that residents of Headless Cross and Oakenshaw have highlighted as priorities for the area recently (including some that say “I have no issues”).

Word clouds are graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. The larger the word in the visual below the more common the word was in the local survey.

We seek to tackle the issues raised in line with our Local Policing Community Charter.

To 'Have your say' on local issues, please click on the button below to complete a short survey.

What members in Headless Cross and Oakenshaw are saying are the issues in the area:

Latest Alerts

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Electric vehicles - crime prevention message

Dear Resident, The rise in price of copper is likely to cause an increase in the theft of cable...

The Police
21/06/2024 11:05:50

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Car key burglar gets two-year sentence

A car key burglar is facing two years behind bars thanks to an investigation led by detectives in no...

The Police
19/06/2024 16:08:40

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Man who groomed child online sentenced to three years

A Redditch man who groomed a child online has been sentenced to three years following an investigati...

The Police
19/06/2024 15:02:22

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Redditch drug dealer is sentenced to two years

A drug dealer who was selling heroin and crack cocaine into Redditch has been given a two-year custo...

The Police
19/06/2024 12:31:37

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Global investigation leads to paedophile being jailed

An online sexual predator from Australia whose victims included eight children from north Worcesters...

The Police
18/06/2024 14:18:26

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GIFT CARD FRAUD Gift Cards are in everyday use and a...

The Police
18/06/2024 12:57:10

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Have your say: We're hosting a PACT meeting

To all the ladies and gents Thank you to you all for allowing us to attend the Knit and natter cl...

The Police
17/06/2024 12:47:57

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Dear Residents of Headless Cross, Oakenshaw and Oakenshaw South Thank you to you all for attending...

The Police
17/06/2024 12:43:02

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