PCSO’s Update

25/01/2017 10:30 – 25/01/2017 11:50 Barford Road Unknown offender/s have cut the lock and stolen a pedal cycle from outside the Leisure Centre.

27/01/2017 19:30 – 27/01/2017 19:30 The Broadwalk Unknown offender has tried to remove metal pipe work from a residential property.

A14 Westbound – A lorry, parked up for the night in a layby on the westbound A14, was broken into in the early hours of Tuesday 24th January. The unknown offenders sliced open the side curtain of the trailer and entered the storage compartment, interfering with the cargo of shrink-wrapped cardboard boxes of plastic components. Several boxes were found by the driver abandoned on the grass verge, but it is not thought that any items were stolen.

Houghton Grange – On Thursday 26th January, police received a report of vandalism discovered in a derelict building on the disused Houghton Grange site. Sometime between Monday 23rd and Thursday 26th January, intruders smashed window panes in the building, leaving shards of broken glass on the ground and posing a Health and Safety risk. A group of young men in their late teens or early twenties had been seen in the grounds of the Grange, but it is not known if they were responsible for the damage.

A14 Westbound – Police and Fire services were called to a lorry with a tyre blow-out, causing an obstruction to traffic and tailbacks, on the westbound A14 just before 3:00 pm on Thursday 26th January. One lane was closed for a while until the lorry was moved into a layby.

A14 Westbound – Two more lorries, parked up on a layby on the A14, were broken into overnight on Thursday 26th / Friday 27th January. In one incident, thieves cut through the fabric trailer curtain and stole a quantity of electrical tools and compressors. In a second incident, offenders slashed the canvas curtain of the trailer but were unable to penetrate the reinforced container inside, and left empty-handed.

A14 Eastbound – There were more delays on the A14 mid-evening on Thursday 26th January when another lorry had a tyre blow-out and was immobilised on the carriageway. After dealing with the immediate dangers, police handed the incident over to Highways Agency staff to manage, but it took until the end of the evening for the incident to be closed.

As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using the ‘101’ telephone number. Alternatively, you can use ‘Crimestoppers’ to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form. In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use ‘999’.