Cracking down on burglary

Police in South Yorkshire are tackling burglary as they aim to cut the crime rate.

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Wedding ruined by burglars

Police are appealing for witnesses after newly-weds Marlon and Steffanie Teehan had their big day ruined by burglars.

They returned to their home in Leeds to find thieves had broken in and stolen not only their prized possessions but also their children's Christmas presents.

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Doncaster burglary: Police release CCTV images

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they are looking for in connection with a burglary in Doncaster on Friday morning.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

He is thought to be between 18-35 years old, around 6 ft, of slim build with a prominent nose and ears.

The burglary took place on Old Road in Conisbrough in Doncaster on the morning of Friday 11th October.

Bradford man jailed for burglary and theft

A 27 year old man from Bradford has been jailed for two years and five months after pleading guilty to burglary and theft from motor vehicles. The offences happened in early July in the Freshfield Gardens area of Allerton and later that month he was arrested trying to break into another vehicle.

Matthew Spaven of Lower Grange, Allerton was charged with four offences of burglary, theft from a car, vehicle interference and commercial burglary.

I am proud of the hard work officers went to in arresting this man and putting him before the court for committing a number of crimes in our neighbourhood.

"I am also pleased to see the courts have supported our hard working communities with this substantial custodial sentence.

"He will now miss Christmas and I hope this serves as deterrent to others who may be tempted to commit such crimes in Bradford."

– Inspector Andrew Croasdale, North Bradford Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington burgled

Swimming star Rebecca Adlington said she is "so relieved" after her Olympic medals were found following a break-in at her home.

The double Olympic champion had tweeted that she was "shaking" and "in absolute pieces" after believing the irreplaceable items had been stolen.

But she later shared her relief that they had been found and thanked fans for their concern. Her boyfriend's car is still missing.

Doncaster burglary: CCTV images

Have you seen this man? Credit: South Yorkshire Police
Can you identify this person? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Doncaster.

Between 1pm and 2pm on Wednesday 26, June, a burglary took place at a property on Church Croft, Edenthorpe.

Royal Crown Derby China is believed to have been taken Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Officers believe that a substantial quantity of jewellery and Royal Crown Derby china was taken during the burglary. This is believed to be worth around £80,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 545 of 26 June.

16-year-old arrested on suspicion of burglary

A 16-year-old boy from Kimberworth has been arrested on suspicion of burglary , after police were called at 3am on 14 May, to reports of a burglary at a property in Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, the home of a 78-year-old man.

Officers attended the scene of the alleged burglary and disturbed the two suspects. They were chased on foot for some time before one boy was caught by the officers and the other suspect ran off.

Appeal after series of burglaries in East Yorkshire

Police in East Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses after a series of burglaries across the area over recent days.

The first burglary took place on April 15 at a house in The Orchard, Leven. The burglar reached through the letterbox and removed the key.

The occupants, who were at home and asleep, woke and disturbed the burglar. The house keys were taken.

The second burglary took place on the same day at a house on Rectory Lane in Preston.

Again the occupants were at home and the burglar stole a set of keys.

A semi detached house was then targeted on April 16 on Sherwood Drive on the outskirts of Hull.

Finally, on April 17 a burglary took place on Buttfield Road in Howden. An Audi Q7 was stolen.

Anyone with information should contact 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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