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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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Recent Burglaries

There have been two burglaries reported that occurred on 7th May. Hallam Fields Road, near to the junction with Wheat Road between 11am and 3.30pm. Entry is believed to have been gained by putting something through the cat flap in order to get the keys (left in the back door) and using them to unlock the door.…

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Loteria Nacional Scam

Two people from Birstall visited Loughborough Police Station and reported that they had received letters informing them that they were in the Loteria Nacional. They were asked to send details of their bank accounts in order to receive their winnings!  They suspected it was a scam and this was confirmed by the Police. Just remember that you have to enter a raffle or…

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Recent Burglaries

The Police are appealing for witnesses or information. There have been five burglaries or attempted burglaries around the village over the last week. Entry has been gained by breaking the glass in rear ground floor door windows and then reaching in to use keys that have been left in the lock to gain access. If…

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School Lane Incident

The Police are asking for help over an incident on School Lane at around 9 p.m. last Friday, 26th October 2018. If you were in that area and saw a group or groups of youths or have any dash-cam footage of them, the Police would like to hear from you. Please call them on the non-emergency number 101 and…

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Thefts from Cars

There have been four reports in the course of a few days this month of cars being broken into overnight. The are:8th/9th ― Gwendolyn Avenue ― sat nav stolen11th/12th ― Holt Road ― make up stolen13th/14th ― Spinney Rise ― nothing taken13th/15th ― Hill Rise ― sat nav and dash cam stolen If you saw…

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