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Appeal to trace wanted man

William Smith is wanted by detectives after failing to appear in court Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives are appealing for help to find a wanted man from Bournemouth.

William Smith who's 36 is wanted in connection with a burglary in Boscombe and for failing to appear in court.

Officers say they don't believe he poses a risk to the public but not to approach him and call police.


Serial burglar jailed after more than fifty of break-ins

A burglar responsible for more than fifty break-ins across Surrey has been jailed for four years.

Burglar Paul Begley jailed Credit: Surrey Police

Paul Begley, who's 38 years old and from Kent, was responsible for fifty three burglaries in Surrey.

The feedback from the victims, especially those from several years ago has been overwhelmingly positive. The conviction of this man sends out a clear message that we will do all we can to pursue offenders who commit crime in our county, no matter how much time has passed. I am happy we were able to give those affected by the burglaries some form of closure and that the man responsible will now be spending time behind bars.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Warner

Residents threatened with tools in Poole burglary

Ashley Road Credit: Google Maps

Three masked men broke into a home in Poole and threatened the occupants, including young children. They then stole high value Asian jewellery and cash.

Detectives say the incident happened at approximately 9.15pm on Friday 13 January 2017 in Ashley Road.

All three offenders are described as white, in their early twenties and speaking with a local accent.

One was about five feet four inches tall, of medium build, with pale skin and blue eyes. He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark trousers, gloves and work boots.

The second man was also five feet four inches tall but of slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with red stripes on the sleeves with the hood up. He has a goatee-type beard.

The third offender was also of medium build.

Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the occupants but fortunately nobody was harmed during the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone with information about those responsible to contact us as soon as possible.

"Also, if anyone is offered Asian jewellery in unusual circumstances, they should report this to police.”

CCTV catches burglar taking pub's tips box

When the owner of the Three Tuns pub in Lower Halstow in north Kent was burgled, she decided to install CCTV cameras throughout the building. It wasn't long before the investment paid off.

The cameras captured the moment a burglar broke in - while staff and customers were downstairs.

Abigail Bracken's report includes an interview with pub manager Scott Lacey and landlady Carol Haines.

CCTv released in connection with Surrey burglaries

Police in Surrey have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about a series of burglaries.

He was seen in Churt near Farnham last Thursday and officers think he could provide information that would help their investigation.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a series of burglaries Credit: Surrey Police

"This man was seen in Churt, near Farnham last Thursday and we think he could provide information that will help our investigation.

"If you recognise him or if it's you in the picture please contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45160050782. Or you can use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the 'Additional information' section.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– DC Richard Pegden from Guildford CID


Burglar who stole jewellery and electronics jailed

A burglar who stole electronics and jewellery from a home in Hythe has been sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment.

Steven Parker who's 44 and formerly of Benson Lane in Hawkinge, targeted the property in Seabrook Road on 3rd November 2015.

The court heard that Parker forced open the front door of the property after smashing a window. Once inside he removed numerous items of jewellery and a tablet computer worth more than £1,000 in total.

Inside officers found the stolen tablet in a rubbish bin and he was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Steven Parker has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison Credit: Kent Police

"Burglary is an intrusive crime and it can have a profound impact on victims. Parker has caused his victims a lot of stress but he has shown no remorse for his offending and I welcome the sentence that he has received."

– Detective Constable Dennis Webster

Bid to find owners of stolen jewellery

Hampshire Police have released photos of stolen jewellery in a bid to find the owners.

The items feature on the Constabulary's Is This Yours? site. It is believed most were stolen during burglaries across Hampshire, particularly the New Forest, as well as in the Dorset and Wiltshire areas, during 2014 and 2015.

The jewellery can be viewed at

Police are asking people to contact PSI Mills via 101 and quote Operation Guzzi if they recognise any of the items.

Man jailed for burglary

A man who burgled a house belonging to an elderly woman in Wantage in Oxfordshire has been jailed for four years.

Simon Snuggs, who's 46, and of Tighe Close in Wantage, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday to one count of burglary.

Snuggs broke into a property and stole electrical items and cash from the occupant, a 72-year-old woman.

He was arrested and bailed, but enquiries later linked him to an incident at Sainsbury’s store in Wantage where he was seen cashing in various coins at a Coinstar machine.

Simon Snuggs has been sentenced to four years in prison for burglary Credit: Thames Valley Police

“I am extremely happy with this sentence. This has been a very positive outcome for all of the victims involved with some of these victims being elderly.

“Having liaised with the victims I am well aware that these crimes have had a massive impact on them both physically and mentally. Being able to give the victims closure and a positive outcome is always at the forefront of any Police investigation.

“Snuggs has shown some genuine remorse over his crimes and it is to his credit that he admitted five other offences. Four years’ imprisonment is a very positive outcome and will allow the victims to move on and ultimately make the streets of Wantage town safer.”

– Investigating officer, PC Mark Allmond

Jewellery theft: burglaries may be linked

Police need information about burglaries in Haywards Heath Credit: ITV News Meridian

Police believe a series of burglaries in the Haywards Heath area may be linked.

In the recent incident, a rear patio door of a house in Bluntswood Road was smashed sometime between 10.30am on Sunday 21 February and 11am on Thursday 25 February. A selection of jewellery was stolen.

Sussex Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

This offence may form part of a small series of burglaries that have occurred in the past few weeks. I would ask everyone to be extra vigilant and if you have seen or heard anything about this offence, or any other, please do not hesitate to contact me."

– Gavin Percival, Detective Constable
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