Good News – Burglar Arrested.

The following message was received from our local beat officer PC Des Hearnshaw today:-

I have some great news for you all.

The male I arrested last month for burglary on Beechfield Avenue in Birstall was arrested again this week.

This time we were able to charge him for a burglary in Birstall that recently occurred on Oakfield Avenue.

We remanded him to Court and they also deemed him a threat and so remanded him into custody until the case is ready to be heard at Crown Court.

Birstall can now sleep safer at night.

 This is great news as I believe this male was responsible for several further burglaries in Birstall and the surrounding areas.

This is one of my main targets down, so onto the next!

 Many thanks to all those that helped us catch this “suspected” prolific burglar.

Birstall cycle hub proves to be a great hit

Officers from the Birstall Safer Neighbourhood team together with the Leicestershire Police Road Safety team held a bike hub event in Birstall on Saturday 20th April 2013.

The event was a great success with over 60 people attending with their bikes. A large number of free high visibility backpacks were given away, and 35 bikes engraved with their post-code. There was also an opportunity to purchase bike lights and d-locks. During the event a City and Guilds qualified mechanic carried out free cycle safety checks. Members of Birstall Neighbourhood Watch were also at the event providing crime prevention advice.

Watermead Park – Dog walker.

The local police would like to speak to a ‘slim blond lady’ who regularly walks her dogs in Watermead Park most evenings.  She has three dogs, two of which are English Bull Terriers.  The officers are concerned about the control of the dogs and believe that there is a real risk of them attacking a young person.

If you are, or you know who this person is, please diall 101 (Leicestershire Constabulary non-emergency number) and leave a message for the Birstall Beat Team.

(Information from local beat officers)

Recent Burglaries

Park Road, Wednesday 10th April at 6.45pm.  Window glass broken at rear of property, burglars disturbed and nothing taken.

Crime No:-  LC/01466/13-5

Loughborough Road (close to Oakfield Avenue), Thursday 11th April between 12.15pm – 12.35pm.  Rear door glass broken, alarm sounded and nothing taken.

Crime No:-  LC/01473/13-0

Firfield Avenue (close to Sibson Road), Sunday 14th April.  Rear doors broken and nothing taken.  Thought that they may have been looking for keys to vehicle on the drive.

Crime No:-  LC/01526/13-6

Were you in these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the Leicestershire Constabulary non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers).

Claim a free back pack at cycle hub

The police mobile cycle hub is coming to Birstall! Free cycle check by a qualified mechanic plus discounted locks and lights.

The first 50 cyclists get a free backpack.

In conjunction with the NHW advice shop where you can get your bike post coded free of charge.

Saturday 20th April, 10-12, Sibson Road car park.


Keys Found.

A bunch of keys have been found on Wanlip Lane.  They include both house and car keys and are on a distinctive keyring.

If you think that these may be yours, please contact the Watch on (0116) 2676397.

Recent Burglaries.

Walker Road (close to Fielding Road), believed to have taken place around 9.00pm on Friday 5th April.

Crime ref:- LC/01393/13-1

Oakfield Avenue (close to Lodgewood Avenue), between 7.00pm and midnight on Saturday 6th April.

Crime ref:- LC/01398/13-6

In both incidents, entry was gained by breaking the glass in a rear door and jewellery and cash taken.

Were you in these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 (Leicestershire Constabulary non-emergency number).

(Information from local beat officers)

Suspicious doorstep callers.

The following message has been received today from local PCSO Charlotte White:-

There was a report made today relating to 2 x white males approaching a resident just off Wanlip Lane. The caller states that the males were claiming they were from National Grid and were asking if they could enter her property to check the gas meter. The caller asked the males for ID in which they stated that they “didn’t have any” on them. The caller thankfully refused them entry and subsequently phoned the Police to notify us.


There wasn’t much of a description of the males, but they were in their 30-40s, brown hair, wearing dark coloured clothing – one had a brown gilet on. They were not in any kind of work/company uniform.

There was no vehicle sighted by the caller, but this doesn’t mean it wasn’t parked on another street.


I do know that the National Grid have posted leaflets in the area regarding some work they are doing in a week or so, and this is what the male’s stated they were here for… National Grid have been notified of this incident and they assured the caller that ID would’ve been shown if it was one of their employee’s. 

I just wanted you to be aware of this, in case anything similar happens.  

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