Have you seen the Bard? William Shakespeare cut-out stolen from library and other crimes in Uttlesford this week

PUBLISHED: 23:20 29 May 2017 | UPDATED: 23:20 29 May 2017

William Shakespeare engraving. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ZOONAR RF

William Shakespeare engraving. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ZOONAR RF


Here is your weekly round-up of crimes across Uttlesford

Stolen bike recovered in Braintree. Picture: ESSEX POLICEStolen bike recovered in Braintree. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

• A life-size cut-out of William Shakespeare was stolen from the Saffron Walden library in King street between 12.30-3.22pm on May 23.

• Items were stolen and a home ransacked during a break-in at a property in Rowntree Way, Saffron Walden, which took place between 4.30-9.08pm on May 19.

• A would-be burglar tried to jemmy open an outbuilding at a premises in Cutlers Green, Thaxted, between midnight on May 13 and 2.17pm on May 20.

• A bike (pictured) has been recovered by police in Braintree and is believed to have been stolen. Contact Pc Andrew Christian at Braintree police station on 101 if you recognise it.

• A home in Smiths Green, Debden, was ransacked and property stolen during a burglary between 9.30am-2.13pm on May 18.

• A blue Renault Trafic was keyed in Tukes Way, Saffron Walden, between 8pm on May 20 and 8.32pm the following day.

• The rear number plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in Harrisons, Birchangerm between 8.30am on May 18 and 9.52am on May 22.

• Would-be shed burglars were disturbed and made off empty-handed during a raid at a home in Stickling Green, Clavering, between 1am and 3.17am on May 22.

• Items were stolen from a white Lexus 300H parked in Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, between 1.40am and 10.42pm on May 22.

• Bricks were used by burglars to smash their way into a home in Forest Hall Road, Stansted, between 12.30-5.01pm on May 22. Pen and a cash were stolen.

• Two safes were smashed with a sledgehammer and jewellery taken from a home in Finchingfield Road, The Sampfords, between 11am-12.03pm on May 22. The window forced open by the burglar was also sprayed.

• A large amount of fuel was siphoned from a DAF lorry parked in Dunmow Road, Birchanger, between 10pm on May 22 and 7.42am the next day.

• A bike worth £80 was stolen from the rear garden of a home in Rush Lane, Elsenham, between 2am on May 14 and 7.07am on May 23.

• Drawers were thrown about as a home in Haydens End, Felsted, was ransacked during a burglary that took place between 6am and 8.39pm on May 22. A computer was stolen during the raid.

• An energiser, extension cable and outdoor light were stolen from land in Duck End, Stebbing, between 9am and 6.13pm on May 23.

• Lead was stolen from the vestry roof in Church Lane, Wenden Lofts, between 11.30am on May 21 and 8.31am on May 23.

• Riding tack was stolen during a break-in at a property in Gartons, Hatfield Broad Oak between 10am on May 23 and 3.30pm the next day.

• Four outbuildings were searched, but nothing stolen, from a property in Crabbs Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, between 5pm on May 23 and 9.38am the next day.

• A silver Citroen Relay had a lock drilled in an attempt to break-in while it was parked in Broomfields, Hatfield Heath, between 1.34-8.14am on May 23. Nothing was stolen.

• The rear number plate was stolen from a blue Ford Fiesta parked in Green Road, Newport, between 7pm on May 23 and 12.59pm the next day. An attempt to steal the front plate failed.

• Joyce Frankland Academy, in Cambridge Road, Newport, had a window smashed between midnight and 4.30pm on May 24. Nothing was stolen.

• Cash and jewellery were stolen from a home in Harris Yard, Saffron Walden, during a break-in between 2-3.18pm on May 23.

• A burglary took place at a home in Canfield Road, High Roding, between 12am on May 23 and 11.39am the next day.

• Burglars attempted to break into a home in Ross Close, Saffron Walden, between 8.40am-3.35pm on May 25.

• A car was stolen from outside the owner’s home in Goodwins Close, Little Canfield, between 6.15pm on May 24 and 8.09am the following day.

• Burglars forced their way into a home in Brent Hall Road, Finchingfield, through double-glazed patio doors between 11-11.19am on May 22. It is not know what was stolen.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes should contact the Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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