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Birstall Robbery

A man was assaulted and had his wallet stolen on School Lane Playing Fields, close to the Bowling Green, in Birstall at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, 7th December. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or unusual, however trivial it may seem to you, please tell the Police…

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Free ‘Flu Jabs!?

We have had a report that two men with a white van knocked on a door in Birstall claiming that they we offering free ‘flu jabs. The householder had already had theirs and told them so. It seems very unlikely that this was genuine and it is not clear what the real motive was. It…

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Two Birstall Burglaries

A house on Fielding Road, near the junction with Oakfield Ave, was broken into between 6.45 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 23rd October. Entry was by forcing a side door and items of jewellery were stolen.  There was also a Burglary between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, 25th October on Elmfield Avenue, close to…

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Birstall Burglary on 25th September

A house on Lambourne Road was broken into between 5 and 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 25th September. Entry was gained by smashing the rear patio door. A safe containing vehicle keys, cash and jewellery was stolen. Enquiries are ongoinging and a black 13-reg. BMW containing three males is suspected of being involved. If you were…

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Birstall Burglary

The was a house burglary on Lambourne Road between 10.30 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 9th September. Entry was gained using a brick from the garden to smash the rear patio doors. Watches and jewellery were stolen. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or unusual, however trivial…

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Attempted Burglary

There has been a report of an attempted burglary on Collindale Avenue between 3.15 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on Saturday, 17th August. The outer pane of the double-glazed front door was smashed and an attempt was made to force the lock on the rear gate. Thankfully, no entry was actually gained. If you were in…

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Car Break-Ins

There has been another spate of thefts from vehicles in Birstall, with eight offences reported so far in August. None of them have any sign of forced entry and items stolen have included wallets and sat-navs. Please ensure that you do not leave any items of value in your vehicle when it is unattended and…

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Motor Home Thefts

There have been three campervan/motorhome thefts overnight in the Sileby and Cropston areas of Charnwood. If you have a vehicle of this type, please be extra vigilant about its security and fit wheel clamps and steering wheel locks. If you have a neighbour who owns one, please pass this message on to them. (Information from…

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Number Plate Theft

There have been more instances of number plates being stolen from vehicles parked in the open overnight. We have anti-theft screws available from our Advice Shop that make the removal of number plates very difficult and a good deterrent to thieves.

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Burglary – Johnson Road

There was a burglary on Johnson Road on Wednesday 15th May during the day between 9.30 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. Entry was gained by smashing the patio door and an untidy search was made. Jewellery, cash, some boxed perfume and aftershave were stolen. It seems that access to the rear garden was achieved by climbing over the rear fence that runs…

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