Burglary – Loughborough Road

On Saturday 25th November, between 7.00am and 12.00 midnight, a house on Loughborough Road (close to Red Hill Circle) was broken into.  Entry was by smashing the glass in a rear patio door.  Details of items stolen are not known at this time.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Houghton Way

Between 9.30am and 5.30pm on Thursday 23rd November a house on Houghton Way was broken into.  Entry was by smashing a glass panel in the rear door and then using a key, left in the lock, to open the door.  Items of jewellery were stolen.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

Birstall Burglary

On Monday 13th November between 6.20pm and 6.30pm, a house on Birstall Meadow Road (close to the Hallam Fields Road roundabout) was broken into.  Entry was by smashing a rear patio door and cash and jewellery was taken.

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 officer)

Found – keys

A keyring and key has been handed into the Watch.  It was found on the Meadow Lane playing field and has what appears to be a front door key attached.  Also attached is a socket that I believe is used for earphones.

If this is yours, please contact the Village Watch and we will do our best to get it back to you.

Birstall Burglaries

On Friday 27th October between 5.30pm and 8.45pm, a house in Oakfield Avenue (close to the junction with Fielding Road) was broken into.  Entry was via a rear upstairs window and exit via a Kitchen window.  Cash and jewellery was stolen.  CCTV from a neighbouring property shows four males involved, all wearing dark clothing.  They were using a dark coloured car which is believed to have been used in other burglaries across the county.

On Tuesday 31st October between 2.30pm and 7.30pm, a house in Birstall Meadow Road was broken into.  Entry was by smashing a rear patio door but nothing appears to have been stolen.  There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Houghton Way

On Thursday 19th October between 6.30pm and 8.30pm a house on Houghton Way, Birstall was broken into.  Access was by smashing a rear French door.  It is not known at present what items were stolen.

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 officer)

Birstall Burglaries – 18-19th October

Overnight on Wednesday 18th / Thursday 19th October, the following incidents have been recorded:-

At approximately 1.50am a house in Walker Road was broken into.  The occupants were disturbed by a noise then heard male voices, went to investigate and saw their car being driven off at speed.  Access was via a rear patio door.  The car keys were stolen together with the car, an Audi Q5.

At approximately 1.57am, the alarm at Boots Chemist on Sibson Road was activated by burglar(s).  Access was by removing a glass panel in the front door and some minor value items were taken from shelves.  Police officers attending the previous incident were able to respond quickly and it is thought that the culprits were disturbed.

At approximately 3.00am, there was an attempted burglary at a property in Birstall Road (backing onto the playing field).  A small window in a rear door was smashed, but there were several dogs on the premises that started barking and it is believed that culprits were scared off without gaining access.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

How Embarrassing!

You may have received an alert email from us about two items posted yesterday, 17th October, entitled “Greetings” and “Hello world. This is my website!”.

They make no sense, other than to tell us that our website has been hacked in some way.

These items were not posted by us and have been removed. So, please ignore them.

The subsequent email message was automatically generated by us in the normal way to alert you that there were new posts and should be no threat to your devices. However, it might be wise to delete it just to be on the safe side.

We have already taken steps to make access to the website secure again.

So there is the lesson: It can happen to any of us – even Neighbourhood Watch!

Burglary – Wanlip

Overnight on Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th October, a house on Rectory Road, Wanlip was burgled.  Entry was by smashing an upstairs window, although an attempt was also made to enter by forcing a ground floor window first.  Details of items stolen is not known at this time.

An attempt was also made to steal a car, but they crashed into a wall and replaced it on the driveway.

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 officer)