Metal theft task force funding blow

The Government has ruled out any immediate further funding in the fight to combat cable theft on the railways around the Capital.

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Church Burglary

One of the items taken from St Giles Church in Camden Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a church in Camden was broken into and burgled.

Police believe that on Thursday 28th June, at about 03:40 hours, St Giles Church, WC2H was broken into and a number of items were taken.

Stolen Communion Cup, commissioned by a previous church warden Credit: Metropolitan Police
Close up of stolen Communion Cup, commissioned by a previous church warden Credit: Metropolitan Police

A number of items were stolen including a Communion set, which contained a Communion Cup that was commissioned by a previous church warden.

The staff at the church are appealing for the items to be returned to them as soon as possible.

If anyone has any information please contact police using the 101 non-emergency number, alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Church staff hope the items will be returned to them as soon as possible. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Cashpoint Theft at Forrest Gate Station

British Transport Police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a series of thefts from a cash machine at Forest Gate railway station.

Police release CCTV images of men they would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police
Police release CCTV images of men they would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police
Police release CCTV images of men they would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

Cable Theft Mystery

British Transport Police is appealing for information after officers found badly burnt clothes at the scene of a rail cable theft.

Around 20 metres of cable was stolen in the Theydon Bois area of Essex on Sunday morning. Officers believe the charred clothing, a blue coat and woolly hat, could belong to someone who was seriously burnt during the theft and are urging the person to seek immediate medical attention.

"After ... an initial search at the scene we recovered some badly charred clothing and are clearly very concerned that someone may have been seriously injured.".. we have the possibility, as a worst-case scenario, that somebody has been electrocuted and is currently unaccounted for."I would encourage anybody who has a friend or relative who may not yet have returned home, or who has unusual or unaccounted for burn injuries to contact us as soon as possible."Accessing prohibited parts of the railway is extremely dangerous and anyone with injuries should seek medical attention immediately."

– Detective Inspector Andy Winters, British Transport Police

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Police appeal after shop theft

Police are looking for this man pictured above Credit: Herts Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would liketo speak to in connection with a theft from a shop in Welwyn GardenCity.

A man walked into Cole Green Wines in Cole Green Lane at6.30pm on Sunday night.

He left without paying for a 24-pack of beer.

Officers believe the man shown in the image may have information that could help with the investigation.

Anyonewho believes they know the man should call 101 and ask to speak to police.

BT targets cable thieves

BT is to tackle cable theft by using new technology to constantly monitor their network and detect disconnections. The Rapid Assessment Bt Incident Tracker - or Rabit - will make thieves think again, according to its makers. A trial has already forced thieves to flee empty-handed in Essex.

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