Police appeal after spate of crime in Holsworthy


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Officers urge residents to come forward with information after three alleged burglaries and a public order offence in less than 12 hours.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a spate of crime across Holsworthy on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.

During the 24 hour period, there were three alleged burglaries in the town and a public order offence.

DC Glyn Clark said he hopes people who witnessed these incidents, and possible others, would come forward and help officers.

The first incident happened at around 9pm on the Thursday, when a group of individuals allegedly stole cans of Strongbow from the Co Op in Holsworthy (crime ref: CH/13/167).

Shortly after, a man reported being threatened by a group of people and alleged he had an item thrown at him on Fore Street (crime ref: CH/13/169).

At around midnight, an alleged theft took place at the Butchers on The Square (crime ref: CH/13/165).

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The windows at the front of the shop were smashed and a number of charity boxes containing money were taken.

Finally, between 3am and 4am on Friday, a house in Pins Park was allegedly broken in to by a group of people (crime ref: CH/13/168).

It is not known if anything was taken but two individuals were arrested on suspicion of burglary and released on bail.

DC Clark said there could have been more people involved in the alleged burglary and urged anyone with any information about any of the crimes to come forward.

“The antisocial and uncivilised behaviour conducted by several persons within the area had to be witnessed by Holsworthy residents.

“Please can any witnesses for any of the unsocial behaviour and criminal offences come forward to support the few members of the community who have made a stand and reported the matter to the police.

“Together with further statements strengthening the investigation, offenders can and will be prosecuted.

“A community impact statement can be completed together expressing to the courts how Holsworthy residents feel about these persistent offenders.

“Please come forward and help police help your community.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on non-emergency number 101, quoting any of the above crime references.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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