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 you have seen or noticed anyone or anything suspicious in these areas please contact the police on 101 and quote the corresponding crime reference number given in square brackets[ ].


Saturday 17th November in Stonehill Avenue between 06:30 and 19:30 [18000557074].

Sunday 18th November in Highgate Avenue between 14:45 and 18:15 [18000558626].

Sunday 18th November in Fielding Road between 19:00 and 19:10 [18000560097]

Attempted Burglaries

Saturday 17th November in Gwendolin Avenue between 12:00 and 19:00 on Sunday 18th November. [18000558436]

Saturday 17th November in Myrtle Avenue between 14:00 and 14:30 on Monday 19th November [18000559878]

Please ensure when you go out or go to bed ensure that all keys are removed from the locks and placed in a secure place for easy access in case of an emergency.

Many thanks,

Birstall Neighbourhood Policing Team

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 quote the Crime Reference Number 18000517412.

Theft 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 stolen
11th/12th ― Holt Road ― make up stolen
13th/14th ― Spinney Rise ― nothing taken
13th/15th ― Hill Rise ― sat nav and dash cam stolen

If you saw anything suspicious at these times that might help the Police, please tell them by dialling the non-emergency number 101.

Please remember to ensure that your vehicle is locked and secure and that you leave nothing of value in it, especially, where it can be seen from outside.

Arrests Made

There was a burglary at a house on Cliffwood Avenue on Tuesday morning, 4th September.

Two men forced open the front door and stole a car using the keys taken from the house.

The Police were alerted and, following a short pursuit, they were arrested and taken into custody. The stolen car was recovered.

All in all, a positive result for the Police and our Community!

Attempted Burglary

Two men knocked on a door in the Firfield Road/Sibson Road area late on Sunday evening and, when they got no reply, climbed over the side gate into the garden. They were trying the rear patio doors when they were scared off by the occupant who was in at the time.

The Police were called and advised that another resident had reported two men of similar descriptions knocking on doors in a nearby street and asking about roofing work. They were described as white, wearing gloves and dark clothes with hoods pulled up. One was wearing a blue hoodie.

If you were in the area around 8 to 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, 26th August and saw anything suspicious, please tell the Police by dialling 101.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass on information through Crime Stoppers by dialling 0800 555 111.