Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

PUBLISHED: 17:36 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:39 27 February 2017

Saffron Walden  and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


Three incidents of hare coursing took place between February 17 and February 18.

The first incident, in Clavering, caused around £1,000 worth of damage after a vehicle was driven over a field, damaging winter wheat crops. More crops were damaged in Newland End Lane, Littlebury, after a vehicle left trench marks on the field. Another £1,000 worth of damage was also caused to winter wheat crops on a field at Cambridge Road, Newport.

A bicycle was stolen from outside Coral’s bookmakers in Emson Close, Saffron Walden, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on February 18. The victim had left the bike propped up outside the betting shop.

A jewellery box was stolen from a house in Wagon Mead, Hatfield Heath, following a burglary between February 10 and February 19. Thieves kicked open the front door and removed the box from a bedroom.

Images and words were scratched into shelters at Ashdon Primary School between 3pm on February 12 and 8.45pm on February 20.

A bicycle was stolen from behind a building in Gold Street, Saffron Walden, between 8am and 2.30pm on February 20.

Criminal damage was caused to a building in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, between midnight on December 7 and 3pm on February 20. An air weapon is believed to have been fired at a number of reinforced safety windows.

A purse was stolen after the victim placed it on a shelf within a store at Southgate Road, Stansted, while she attended to her daughter. The theft took place around 12.30pm on February 20.

Both number plates were reported stolen from an Audi V8, parked at Tilekiln Green, Great Hallingbury, on 2.55pm on February 21.

Red diesel was stolen from a pump trailer tank in Bardfield Road, Thaxted, between 4.30pm on February 20 and 9.20am on February 21. The battery to the pump trailer was also stolen after thieves broke the padlock.

Metal was stolen from the side of a house at The Street, High Roding, between 2pm and 2.20pm on February 21. A man approached the victim and requested the metal, but the victim refused. The man was then seen taking the metal away with the help of another man.

Front and back number plates from two vehicles were stolen from Bedlars Green Lane in Great Hallingbury between February 22 and February 23. The two cars involved were a black Ford Fiesta Zetec and a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

Around 10 to 15 heavy duty bolts and washers were stolen from the base of a footbridge at Hill Green, Clavering, between midnight on February 22 and 11.44am on February 23.

Four dead hares were placed on a car, parked at Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, between 11.20pm and 11.27pm on February 22.

A drum full of cables was stolen from a site in Long Border Road, Stansted, between midnight and 12.30pm on February 22.

Two lorries, which were parked on the slip road to the A120 at Takeley, were slashed on their side. A pallet of goods were stolen from one and nothing was stolen from the other.

The back window of a cream Mini, parked at Plantation Close, Saffron Walden, was smashed between 7.15pm on February 23 and 7.50am on February 24.

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

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