Uttlesford weekly crime round-up: Coffin stands stolen from church and criminal damage to cars

PUBLISHED: 08:54 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 19 April 2018

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Suspects entered a church on the B1051 at Broxted on March 30 and removed two coffin stands, a wooden ladder, a wooden table and a brass bible stand.

In Saffron Walden, an incident in which an unknown suspect removed gift cards from inside packages to the value of £18,000 from a shop on the High Street was reported on April 9. The total value has been identified through proof of purchase checks by the victim.

In Newport, on March 15, a man claiming to be from a building firm working next door told the victim that some scaffolding had fallen into the victim’s garden on Gaces Acre and asked if he could recover it.

The victim did not let him into the house but went out to open the side gate for him and whilst doing so, it is believed the suspect or another suspect entered the address and stole a handbag from the kitchen.

On Hill Street in Saffron Walden, on April 11, an unidentified suspect threw a trolley from the top car park causing damage to the trolley, and on Ashdon Road, on April 6, an unknown suspect stole a parcel that had been delivered to the victim’s address and left on the front door step.

Also on Ashdon Road, on April 10, an attempted theft took place in which an unidentified suspect attempted to remove the victim’s scooter but was noticed by the victim and the suspect put it back and left the area in a white transit.

On Walson Way in Stansted South, a vehicle which had been parked over a nine day period was subjected to criminal damage by scratches to the bodywork.

In a similar incident in Alsa Gardens in Elsenham, an unknown suspect caused damage to the victim’s black Vauxhall Adam by scratching two deep scratches into the passenger door and front bodywork on April 12.

On Henham Road, on April 8, unknown suspects gained entry to farmland by cutting a chain and removing a concrete 9ft post. The suspects then by means unknown stole the victim’s orange 3.5 tonne hire digger and then left the area.

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