Neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers December 2016. During that month they show one crime, in Finningham Road – as usual, no details, just a description of ‘public order offence’ During the same period the statistics show 6 ‘crimes’ in or near Mellis & Yaxley – mainly burglaries, so be careful about

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Tip off, Rip off!

Suffolk Trading Standards have received details recently of a resident in Suffolk who lost £3000 after being duped by bogus tech support callers. Working from home, on her work laptop, she allowed the scammer remote access, providing the scammer with access to her personal financial details. This incident has not only highlighted the scam, once

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Electrical tools stolen in local burglary

A number of electrical garden tools were stolen in Gislingham during the night of Wednesday January 4th, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. The perpetrators forced their way into an outbuilding and stole a mini moto, chainsaw, trimmer, hedge trimmer and pressure washer. Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call

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Gislingham woman admits six thefts

A woman from Gislingham may face a jail sentence after changing to a ‘guilty’ plea in a case involving multiple theft. Karen Robinson of Broadfield Road was due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court before changing the original ‘not guilty’ plea. According to the Diss Express, the woman’s lawyer said that she had been

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Car broken into outside village hall

While the Zumba class was going on at the village hall on Thursday 21st January, one of the cars of the attendees in the car park was broken into and the owner’s bag and phone was taken. Unfortunately, the village hall CCTV doesn’t cover the car park, so there are no clues as to who

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Neighbourhood watch update

Earlier this month a resident in the High Street reported that several builders buckets had been stolen from her home – they had been left by her garage door. These may have little intrinsic value, but do be careful when leaving items in clear view if you don’t want to lose them. If you noticed

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Witnesses sought after phone cabling theft attempt

Internet and telephone connectivity was down in Gislingham after would-be thieves cut some of the cable that provides these services to the village. The incident took place after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday). The perpetrators were disturbed before they could complete the theft. According to the Diss Express, anyone with information relating to this crime should contact

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Still quiet!

Once more I must report that there has been no crime within the village that has been brought to my attention. There have been a number of burglaries in neighbouring villages, several incidents of theft of catalytic converters and a recurrence of cable theft. The Police ask that everyone is vigilant & if something unusual

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A quiet month!

There have been no reports which have reached me about any criminal or anti-social behaviour in the Village this month. The Police have sent around an email advertising a second wave of free catalytic converter marking sessions. Unfortunately they did not publicise them at a time which allowed the message to be publicised in the

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Neighbourhood Watch

After my last report stating how lucky we are living in such a safe village, no less than four incidents have recently reared their heads! On September 18th, between 1.30 and 5.30pm a heavy concrete and brass sundial together with two ornate chimney pots were stolen from the garden of South View ,Finningham Road, Gislingham.

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