Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


Items were stolen from a shed in Mill Lane, Little Hallingbury, between 1pm on January 10 and 10.45am on January 14, after breaking the lock to get in.

A Volvo, parked at Spruce Avenue, Great Dunmow, was scratched on the front and back offside doors between 9am on January 12 and 10.55am on January 14.

An unknown vehicle left the M11 southbound motorway between Junction 8 and 9 and smashed through a boundary fence before driving across crops in pursuit of game. The vehicle then smashed through another fence, causing further damage, and broke out onto Littlebury Green Road. The incident took place sometime after midnight on January 14.

Items, including a lawn mower, were discovered stolen from two sheds on Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden, on January 14.

The door to a shed in South Road, Saffron Walden, was jimmied and items were discovered stolen on January 14. It is the second time the shed has been targeted in this way.

Damage was caused to crops on farmland at Wendens Loft at midday on January 15. A blue Subaru Impreza was driven across the fields engaged in hare coursing. Two other hare coursing incidents at Wendens Loft were reported between January 15 and January 16. A hare coursing incident also took place at Purton End, Debden, on January 16, between midnight and 2pm. Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused.

A screw was forced into the side of the front passenger tyre of a white Ford Kuga, at Carters Croft, Ashdon, which caused the tyre to deflate. The incident took place between 11am on January 15 and 12.30pm on January 16.

An attempt was made to break into a building in North Street, Great Dunmow, between January 12 and January 16. Damage was caused to the main external door, which resulted in the locks becoming out of line. No entry was gained.

A roof rack was stolen from a Renault Scenic, parked in Roman Lane, Stansted, between 4am on January 9 and 9.50am on January 17.

A security camera was stolen from a hedgerow in High Cross Lane, Little Canfield, between January 12 and January 16.

A blue Mercedes, parked in Church Lane, Elsenham, was stolen between 9.30pm on January 17 and 11am on January 18.

Criminal damage was caused to the A120 toilets at Great Dunmow between midnight on January 11 and 10.30 on January 18. The base of one toilet was smashed, holes were drilled in the cubicle walls and flushers were stolen from the toilets. An attempt to remove the communal wash basin was also made.

Two house burglaries took place in Littlebury and Newport on January 18. The home in Cambridge Road, Newport, was targeted anytime between 8.30am and 5.30pm and thieves jemmied open a kitchen window to get in. Items were stolen from the Littlebury address and this time thieves jemmied a ground floor dining room window.

Around £10,000 worth of electric vehicle batteries were stolen from a compound in Second Avenue, Stansted, between 6pm on January 17 and 6.20am on January 18. The thieves cut fencing to break in.

A red Mercedes A180 was stolen from Warwick Road, Little Canfield, between 11.30pm on January 18 and 7.30am on January 19.

Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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