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Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a sharp rise in burglaries in Telford.
Twelve burglaries have been reported to police in the Hadley and Leegomery areas since the beginning of this year. Ten of those were 'sneak in' burglaries - that means that the homeowners were in when the offenders walked in through unlocked doors.
Jewellery, purses, designer luggage, mobile phones, game consoles and tablets were amongst the possessions which were taken.
“Our message to the public is to keep all doors and windows locked when they are unattended. Ensure they are locked before going to bed at night and also in the morning after letting your pets outside.
“We do not want to panic the public but urging them to be vigilant, as this is a repetitive theme and the offenders are taking full advantage."
Another West Mercia Police officer has been given a misconduct notice over the way the force dealt with a previous attack by a convicted murderer.
Jamie Reynolds was jailed for life for the murder of Georgia Williams in 2013.
In 2008, he lured a young girl back to his home in Telford and tried to strangle her.
A total of eight officers and one member of police staff have been served with misconduct notices by an investigating force.
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An eighth West Mercia Police staff member has been served with a misconduct notice over the way the force dealt with a previous attack by Jamie Reynolds.
Reynolds murdered schoolgirl Georgia Williams in 2013. Just five years earlier, he had lured a young girl back to his Telford home and tried to strangle her.
Devon & Cornwall Police is investigating allegations of misconduct against West Mercia Police force. Six officers were served with misconduct notices in September, and a seventh in November.
In a statement, the Force said:
“On Monday 12th January officers served a misconduct notice in relation to professional standards on a West Mercia Police staff member.
“Following an initial investigation, Devon and Cornwall Police officers served misconduct notices in relation to professional standards on six West Mercia police officers between Thursday 4 September and Monday 8 September.
“A seventh serving West Mercia police officer was served with a misconduct notice on Friday 14th November in relation to the ongoing investigation.
“All of the complainants are being supported and regularly informed of the progress of the investigation.
“Devon and Cornwall Police continue to carry out a thorough investigation with a view to presenting a final report to West Mercia Police.”
A teenager has been charged with supplying ecstasy after three men died as a result of taking a potentially dangerous batch of the drug.
Adrian Lubecki, 19, of St Matthews Street in Ipswich, will appear before magistrates tomorrow to face counts of supplying the drug, and possession with intent to supply.
Two other men also from Ipswich, aged 20 and 26, were also arrested on supplying controlled drugs and have been bailed while investigations continue.
The arrests came after two men, aged 22 and 24, died in Ipswich on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, along with a third man, 20, in Rendlesham, Suffolk.
The death of a fourth man from Telford, Shropshire, is also being linked to the rogue batch, believed to be red and emblazoned with a Superman logo.
Police are urging anyone who has any of the pills to hand them in.