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Seven year old boy approached in Haverhill

Police in Haverhill are appealing for information after a 7 year old boy was approached by a man who asked him to follow him.

The incident happened between 2.50pm and 3.05pm on Sunday 13 April in Linton Place, Haverhill and was reported to police on 15 April.

The boy was playing outside when a man came up to him and asked him to follow him, which the boy refused to do, the man asked him a further three times.

The man is described as white, slim, around 5’6’’ – 5’8’’ tall and in his early 50s, he had short grey hair, he wore a black coat and grey jeans.

If you were in the area and saw this man or recognise him from the description you are asked to contact PC Christian Thomas at Haverhill Police on 101 quoting HH/14/713 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal after girl is approached by man in car

Police in Haverhill are appealing for witnesses after a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man in a car.

It happened at about 1pm on Saturday in Greenfields Way.

The girl was walking along towards Cleves Road when a silver car pulled up beside her and the driver asked if she would like to get in.

She ignored the driver who, on seeing a dog walker approaching on the opposite side of the road, quickly turned the car around and drove off towards Duddery Road.

The motorist caused other traffic to wait while he turned his car and police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him.

The car was described as a silver Vauxhall people carrier, or similar model. The man is described as white, aged between 40 and 50 years old, of a large build and with a bald head. He was wearing a green camouflage t-shirt and smoking a rolled-up cigarette.


Police appeal for witnesses after attack on teenager

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Haverhill. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a male in his teens was assaulted in Haverhill.

The attack happened between 2.15am and 3.10am on Saturday 1 March as the victim was walking along Burton End with two other men and a woman.

The group were approached by around three to five men. One of the men used a piece of wood to hit the victim in the face. The victim left along Burton End in the direction of School Lane and was then attacked for a second time. He was knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head and face.

The victim received hospital treatment for his injuries and was later discharged.

Suffolk Police say the attackers are white men, aged approximately 19-22, and wearing dark clothing; some wore hooded tops with the hoods up.

Anyone who has any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.


Man charged with burglary in Haverhill

Police have charged a 32-year-old man following a burglary in Haverhill last week.

Alexander Hockett of Elmdon Place, Haverhill was arrested yesterday, Tuesday 27 August. He has been charged with the burglary of a residential property in Beaumont Vale between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 August 2013.

He is due to appear at Bury Magistrates Court today. Police are reminding residents to lock doors and windows after a number of burglaries in the area.

Series of opportunist burglaries over Bank Holiday weekend

Police in Suffolk are appealing for help from the public after a series of burglaries in Haverhill over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Cash, jewellery and a Mercedes car with stolen in four raids. Most of the burglaries happened overnight and in two cases the thief gained entry through an open window.

Inspector Peter Ferrie said: “The spate of ‘creeper’ burglaries is directly targeting open or insecure doors and windows. I appeal to residents to ensure that they close and lock all ground floor doors and windows at night, otherwise they risk leaving an open invitation to a burglar."

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Witness appeal following three burglaries in Haverhill

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following three burglaries in Haverhill.

A wallet was stolen from a house in Yarmouth Road sometime between 11am and 11.15am on Friday 26 July.

A property in Strawberry Fields, Haverhill was entered sometime between midnight and 8am the same day through a garage. A handbag and wallet were stolen from within.

The third burglary happened between 6pm and 8.45pm on Friday 26 July a property in Harewood Terrace, Haverhill was entered. A handbag had been emptied and a purse stolen.

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