Missing Syston Woman.

Inge Lenga (Syston)

News imageInge Lenga

Issued on 10/12/13 at 7:54 p.m.

Leicestershire Police is concerned for the safety of an 80-year-old woman.

Inge Lenga from Syston lives alone, and the last time we know someone saw her was more than a week ago. Since then, she may have visited Leicester city centre. She has a bus pass and frequently uses local bus services.

Inge is white, around 5 ft 6 inches tall, of medium build, and has grey/blonde hair.

She has lived in Syston for the last two years. She previously lived in the Melton Mowbray area. She has never previously been reported missing to Leicestershire Police.

Anyone who has information that could help the search for her should phone Leicestershire Police on 101, and ask for the Counties Missing From Home team. Alternatively, call the Missing Person’s Helpline on 116 000.

Suspicious Motorcycle.

The police would very much like to speak to the rider of a Black Motorcycle seen recently around the village.

The motorcycle has a ‘loud’ exhaust and has a very indistinct or no rear numberplate.  It was seen around 8.15am on Sunday 8th December in the Wanlip Lane area and involved in an incident on the Car Park in the centre of the village on the evening of Monday 9th December.  On both occasions neither the rider or pillion passenger were wearing helmets and both were wearing dark hooded tops.

If you see this motorcycle, or you know anything about the riders, please report the information by dialling 101 the Leicestershire police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers)

Appeal for witnesses following indecent exposure incidents.

Crime number: LC/05186/13-6

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself on three separate occasions.

All of the incidents took place on Thursday December, 5.

The first incident happened at approximately 8am near the junction of Gadesby Lane in Rearsby and the A607. The victim was driving along the road when they were alerted by their passenger that a man had just exposed himself.

The second incident took place on Melton Road in Queniborough between 8.20am and 8.30am where a man matching the same description exposed himself to two children on their way to school.

The third incident took place at approximately 8.40am, between the Wanlip Island and Hobby Horse Island on the A46. The victim was driving along the A46 when she saw the suspect walking along the grass verge towards the Hobby Horse Island with his jacket open and indecently exposing himself.

The man is described to be around 6ft tall, between 30 – 40 years old, clean shaven, wearing a long black jacket with a fur hood, black tights and flat black ladies shoes.

Police are urging anyone who was in the area around this time who may have seen this man to get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2217 Danielle Mistretta on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2217. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

(Information supplied by Leicestershire police)

Six arrested following attacks on ATM machines.

Six men have been arrested on conspiracy to commit burglary and cause explosions following an operation in Merseyside and the Midlands this morning (Tuesday, 10 December 2013).

It follows a multi-force investigation into 33 attacks on ATMs across central England and in the North West. Seven of the alleged offences were carried out in Groby, Loughborough or Birstall.

Warrants have been executed at five addresses in Coventry and Huyton and Norris Green on Merseyside, and a search was carried out at an address in Newton-le-Willows.

Six men, aged between 27 and 39 years, have subsequently been arrested.

For more details, follow this link: http://www.leics.police.uk/news-appeals/news/2013/12/10/six-arrested-for-atm-attacks-across-central-england-leicester-groby-loughborough

(copied from Leicestershire Police website)

Keys – Lost and Found.

At the Birstall Christmas lights event on friday 6th Decmber, the following keys were lost/found:-

Lost – ‘A key card fob’ for a car.

Found – A car key.

Found – A bunch of house keys.

If either of these are yours or you can help, please contact the Birstall Police Office or the Neighbourhood Watch on  (0116) 2676397.

Birstall Police Webchat.

The police in Birstall are inviting residents to take part in an online webchat.

PC Dave Jaeckels, beacon officer for the Birstall Safer Neighbourhood team will be available online on Thursday December 12, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm to take part in discussions about local issues and to answer any questions you may have about policing in the area.  It is intended that a member of the Birstall Neighbourhood Watch will also be available to answer your questions

To take part in the webchat log on to: www.leics.police.uk/birstallwebchat and a member of the panel will be happy to answer any of your questions.

PC Jaeckels said: “If you live or work in Birstall please join in and chat directly to your local officer.”

When is it?

December 12th, 2013 18:30 – 19:30

Where is it?


Police in Charnwood take part in operation to combat burglaries.

Police in Charnwood are currently taking part in Operation Entertain in order to target burglars in the area.
Operation Entertain is a multi-agency crime reduction and enforcement operation aimed at targeting burglars in the Syston, Thurmaston and Birstall areas.
As part of the operation police will be using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to apprehend suspected burglars when using the roads as well as undertaking covert and overt patrols at targeted times.
Sgt Paul Harrison, Deputy LPU Commander at Charnwood Local Policing Unit said: “We are hoping that this operation will deter anyone thinking of committing burglary to think twice before doing so.  We are committed to catching as many criminals as possible both whilst we are involved in this operation but also in the long term.”
Anyone with information about crime and anti-social behaviour in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland is urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Burglary – Orchard Road

Overnight last night, Wednesday 27th / Thursday 28th November, between 11.00pm and 6.00am a house in Orchard Road was broken into.  Entry was gained by forcing the rear door.  It is not known whether access to the property was from the front or the rear (Watermead Park area).  Items taken included a laptop computer.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers)

Recent Burglaries.

Birstall has suffered a spate of seven burglaries in the last seven days:-

Freehold Road – early hours of Monday 18th November – insecure rear door.

Birstall Road – early hours of Monday 18th November – insecure window.

Curzon Avenue – early hours of Monday 18th November – insecure window.

Monarch Close – early hours of Monday 18th November – insecure patio door.

Greengate Lane – afternoon of Wednesday 20th November – window forced.

Johnson Road – overnight 20th/21st November – plastic panel removed on conservatory.

Loughborough Road – afternoon of Saturday 23rd November – patio door forced.

Were you in the area of any of these incidents around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the police non-emergency number.

As you can see above, many of these incidents involve insecure windows and doors.  Please be carefull about ensuring windows and doors are locked securely at night and when leaving the property during the day.

(Information and message from local beat officer)


Shed Break-ins.

There has been an increase recently in the number of sheds and other outbuildings being broken into.  Our beat team have requested that we remind our members to check the security of all their sheds, garages and other outbuildings and make sure that they are locked.

During the winter months, garden sheds are used less often.  You are advised to regularly check all outbuildings and report any break-ins immediately to the police.