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Police: Appeal for information following burglary at Reigate jeweller ukcri.me/61456

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives from East Surrey CID are investigating following a smash and grab style burglary at a jeweller in Reigate.

Officers were called to the Clive Allen Jewellers on the High Street at around 4am this morning (Friday, 27 March) after an alarm was activated at the store.

It is believed the offenders gained access by throwing a heavy metal object through the window causing it to smash.

At this stage in the investigation it is believed a substantial amount of jewellery has been taken, however, the investigation is still in the early stages and officers are working with the store to establish exactly what was stolen.

During the early hours of Thursday, 12 March two men attempted to break-into the same jewellers and officers believe the two incidents are connected.

Detectives are also linking the burglary to a similar offence which occurred at Blacks jewellers in Dorking during the early...

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Police: CCTV appeal following robbery at Upholland pharmacy ukcri.me/61451

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Police have released CCTV images following a robbery at a pharmacy last month.

The incident happened at around 5pm on Monday 16 February at Rowlands Pharmacy on Dingle Road, Upholland.

Still 1 Still 2 Still 3 A man dressed in dark clothing and a motorcycle helmet entered the premises and threatened staff with a large knife, demanding that they show him where the controlled drug safe was and that they hand over codeine and morphine.

The medicine was placed into a pharmacy carrier bag and handed over to the man who then fled the shop.

He was described as being at least 30 years of age, at least 6 ft tall and of a stocky build.

He spoke with a northern/Lancashire accent.

DC Michael Mason of Skelmersdale CID said: “I am urging anyone with information about the identity of the man to get in touch with me as soon as possible.

“If anyone recognises...

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Police: Masked men steal jewellery in aggravated burglaries ukcri.me/61447

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Police are appealing for information following two aggravated burglaries last night (26 March).

  Between 8pm and 8.10pm a group of men wearing balaclavas forced entry into a house in Windrush Avenue, Bedford.

The victim was threatened and told to sit in the living room while they searched the house, but no items were taken.

  Then, at around 9.15pm, a group of masked men forced the front door of an address in Ibbett Close, Kempston, where a man in his 80s was at home alone.

The offenders told the victim to be quiet and demanded money.

He was threatened and they stole the rings he was wearing before searching the house and stealing further items of jewellery.

Masked burglary Masked burglary2   The offenders made off in a dark coloured car which is thought to have been an Audi.

  Detective Constable Jason Wheeler said: “I would like to speak to...

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Police: Appeal for information following a dog attack in Levenmouth ukcri.me/61445

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Police in Levenmouth are appealing for the public’s assistance in order to identify a dog and its owner following an attack on a 51-year-old woman.

The incident occurred at around 9.30pm on Thursday, March 26.

A local female resident approached a girl who was tethering a white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog to the railings outside a local take-away outlet at the Broom Shops, Linwood Drive, Leven.

On trying to engage with the teenager, she went to stroke the dog and it bit her on the arm.

The woman sustained a significant injury, and was taken by the Scottish Ambulance Service to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, where she received treatment.

Levenmouth officers would like to speak with the owner in an effort to bring the enquiry to a satisfactory conclusion and to determine that the dog’s vaccinations are up to date.

Community Sergeant Mike Collins said: “This has been an unfortunate incident...

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Police: CCTV images released following a series of attempted thefts across St Helens ukcri.me/61440

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Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a woman officers believe may have important information after a theft and a series of attempted thefts at shops across St Helens.

merseysidepolice_28718339499 merseysidepolice_28718344902 merseysidepolice_28718348693 Officers received a number of reports in relation to incidents on Sunday, 15 February which happened at Co-operative Stores on Fleet Lane, Ashtons Greens Drive and Peckers Hill Road, the McDonalds Restaurant and a BP Garage on St Helens Linkway and a Martins general store on Ashtons Green Drive.

During each incident, officers believe a woman went into the shop and asked to buy a low value item.

The offender then asked to change a note and tried to confuse members of staff into believing that they had been given more money than they actually had so she could try to obtain too much cash in change.

A theft offence happened at the Fleet Lane Co-op and five attempted...

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Police: Three charged following assault and robbery in Leith ukcri.me/61438

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A man and two women have been arrested and charged in connection with an assault and robbery in Leith.

The incident occurred at around 12:05am on Wednesday (March 25) when a 50-year-old male was approached in Great Junction Street and robbed of a sum of money.

The three accused, aged 21, 26 and 41, are due to appear in court at a later date.

Officers are also investigating separate incidents of a similar nature in the area and are encouraging any further witnesses or victims to come forward.

Detective Constable Graham McIwraith said: “Although committed in the early hours of the morning, this robbery was carried out on one of the city’s main thoroughfares and I am very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Great Junction Street late on Tuesday night or early on Wednesday morning “We are also aware that there has been other...

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Police: John McCallum sentenced to 2 years at Aberdeen High Court for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act ukcri.me/61435

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A 34-year-old man was yesterday (Thursday, March 26) sentenced to 2 years at Aberdeen High Court for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

John McCallum was observed in Dundee allowing another man to remove a bag from his car on 27th February 2014.

Shortly afterwards, a property was searched and within the same bag observed earlier a quantity of Diamorphine with a maximum potential street value of £50,000 was recovered.

On 29th March 2014, McCallum was detained in his Mercedes in Glasgow and a quantity of cocaine was seized with a maximum potential street value of £140,000.

McCallum, of Gartcosh, pleaded guilty to both charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 27th February 2015 and was remanded in custody until sentencing.

Detective Superintendent David Gordon of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit said: “This was a significant seizure of Class A drugs destined for our streets and is testament to...

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Police: Man sentenced over sexual offences from the 1980’s ukcri.me/61432

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A man has today (March 27) been given a prison term at St Albans Crown Court after being found guilty at an earlier hearing of knifepoint sexual assaults in Berkhamsted 30 years ago.

Fifty-two-year-old year old Paul Drinkwater who is of no fixed address in Maidenhead, had been brought to trial by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

He was found guilty on December 19, 2014 of two counts of rape, two counts of robbery and indecent assault.

He had also been charged with two counts of having an offensive weapon.

These matters will lie on file.

He was sentenced to the following: 14 years for each rape count to run consecutively One year to run consecutively for the indecent assault offence Four years for each robbery to run concurrently During the trial the court heard how the first victim, a 15 year old girl, was targeted on the evening of Sunday...

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Police: Catholic priest jailed for historic sexual abuse ukcri.me/61429

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A Catholic priest was today sentenced to three years imprisonment for the sexual abuse of a child more than 30 years ago under Operation Fernbridge; a strand of the wider Operation Fairbank.

Father Anthony McSweeney, 68 (23.01.47), of Old Brighton Road North, Pease Pottage, Crawley, was found guilty on Friday, 27 February at Southwark Crown Court of an offence committed during his time working at Grafton Close children’s home in Hanworth, southwest London.

The offence related to one male victim, aged under 16 when it took place.

McSweeney [Fernbridge 2] was convicted, following a ten-day trial, of : = An indecent assault of a boy under the age of 16 years [Victim 1] between 1 January 1979 and 31 July 1981 for which he sentenced to 2 and a half years imprisonment = Three counts of making a quantity of indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children on or before 15 January...

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Police: Man arrested in connection with Carlisle sneeze assaults ukcri.me/61427

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Police in Carlisle have arrested a man in connection with assaults that occurred in the city centre on elderly members of the public who had sneezed.

  A 49 year old man from Carlisle was arrested in connection with the assaults today (27th March 2015) and is currently helping officers with their enquiries.

  Anyone with information into the assaults is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Lori Tallantire or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111....

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