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Police seek three people after store theft

Officers in Poole would like to speak to three people in connection with a theft at John Lewis at Home – with CCTV images being released.

The incident happened at Poole Retail Park around 4.45pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

Officers believe two women and a man worked as a team to steal a Bose speaker from the store. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:297. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Police would like to speak this woman in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police
Police would like to speak this woman in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police
Police would like to speak this person in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police

“I would like to speak to the three people pictured as I believe they will be able to help with my enquiries into this incident. Anyone who may be able to identify the individuals or has more information about the theft should contact me on 101.”

– Police Constable Sian Coombs, Poole Police

CCTV released after theft

Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a shop in Oxford.

The theft took place in Sainsbury’s, London Road, at about 12.42pm on Wednesday 18 February.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft in Oxford Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man entered the store and selected two packs of nappies, concealed them inside his jacket before leaving the store without paying for them.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact investigating officer PC Lisa Ordidge via the Thames Valley Police 24-hour enquiry line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Jail for the man who ran down a Kent police officer

Heath Vosper was jailed for 10 years after running down a police officer Credit: Kent Police

A man who stole from a Thanet shop and then hit a police officer with a car as he tried to escape, has been jailed for ten years.

Heath Vosper, 44, of no fixed address, was found guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 9 March.

He was also convicted of theft and one count of dangerous driving.

On 3 December 2013, police received a call from a store in Westwood Road in Broadstairs saying that televisions had been stolen and the offenders had made off in a black Vauxhall Vectra.

The car was then seen at a drive-in in Minster with patrols parking a police van across the exit to stop the car. When a police officer started to walk towards the car, Vosper - who was driving - revved the engine before aiming the vehicle straight at the officer.

The car hit the officer and he was thrown into the air, carrying him around six metres. The vehicle then left the scene at speed despite the impact of the collision damaging the windscreen.

The officer received injuries to his head and shoulder as a result.

The black car was later stopped along the A299 near Herne Bay and Vosper and two other occupants were arrested.

When interviewed by police, Vosper said he had been trying to drive past the police van and only realised afterwards he had hit the officer.

"The officer who was injured during the incident was simply trying to carry out his duty and uphold the law and there was absolutely no justification for Vosper’s actions", said Investigating Officer Detective Constable Gary Stamp.

‘During that day, not only did Vosper endanger the life of an officer, but his dangerous driving along the A299 put other motorists at risk and fortunately he was stopped before he could cause any more harm.

In addition, Vosper was sentenced for theft, dangerous driving and two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest, dating back to November 2013 and all committed in the Metropolitan Police area.

The other two occupants of the car were sentenced last year.

A 16-year old from Colchester, Essex, was convicted for one count of theft in June 2014 and given a three-month youth rehabilitation order.

A 23-year old man from Harwich, Essex, was sentenced in June 2014 to 16 weeks in prison for two counts of theft.

Police release CCTV of 4 people they want to speak to in connection to theft incident

Three women and one man are believed to have concealed a number of items of clothing and accessories totalling in excess of £300 Credit: Wiltshire Police
Three women and one man are believed to have concealed a number of items of clothing and accessories totalling in excess of £300 Credit: Wiltshire Police
Three women and one man are believed to have concealed a number of items of clothing and accessories totalling in excess of £300 Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying a group of people they wish to speak to in connection with an incident of theft in Salisbury.

The incident took place between 12.25pm and 12.45pm on Sunday 12th October 2014 in New Look, Old George Mall, Salisbury.

Three women and one man are believed to have concealed a number of items of clothing and accessories totalling in excess of £300 before leaving the store without making any attempt to pay for the goods.

• The first female is described as white, of slim build with long dark hair and wearing a white and black chequered scarf, light blue jumper, denim jacket and white top with dark jeans and black converse shoes.

• The second female is described as white, with long dark hair and wearing a khaki mid-length coat, black vest top, blue jeans and white laced plimsolls.

• The third female is described as white, with dark shoulder-length hair and wearing a grey beanie hat, cream neck scarf, mid-length khaki coat with fur collar, a black patterned t-shirt, blue jeans, light coloured plimsolls and a carrying black rucksack

• The male is described as being white, of medium to large build with bleached fair hair and wearing a long, light grey cardigan with a hood, a black t-shirt with bright coloured print, light grey jogging bottoms and dark grey slip-on shoes.

All four people are believed to be aged between 18-25 years old while two of the women were carrying distinctive matching orange rucksacks.

CCTV stills of four people police would like to speak to in connection with this incident are below.

CCTV released after bag and phone snatch

British Transport Police officers are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a handbag and a mobile phone from two women on board a train as it arrived at Wokingham railway station.

Detectives are today in a position to release a series of CCTV images of two men they believe will be able to help them with their investigation into the thefts which took place at about 8.40pm on Monday, 15 September.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police

“The victims, a 22-year-old woman from Reading and a 41-year-old woman from Wokingham, were passengers on board a Clapham Junction – Reading service on Monday, 15 September 2014. When the train arrived at Wokingham station, two men who were on the train, grabbed the 41-year-old woman’s bag and a mobile phone from the 22-year-old victim before fleeing from the train. I am very keen to speak with the men in these CCTV images, as I believe both will have key information. If you recognise either man, or have any other information which could help the investigation, please get in touch.”

– Detective Constable Richard Day

Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since the incident, to try to trace those responsible for the thefts and bring them to justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference GSUB/B8 of 18/11/2014.

Transport police release photos after bike thefts

Police would like to speak to this man about bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released 10 images of people they want to trace in connection with cycle thefts in Brighton.

It comes as part of Operation Wiggins, which is a national response to cycle theft in a bid to resolve open cases of theft.

British Transport Police want to talk to this man about bike thefts in Brighton Credit: British Transport Police

Officers want to speak to the man above about the theft of a £970 Brompton bike, which was stolen from Preston Park station on Monday 13th January.

Police would also like to speak to the men below about the theft of a Giant bike, worth £700, which happened at Barnham station on Monday 27th January.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

On Monday, 10th February, thieves stole a Claude Butler hybrid bike, worth £500, from Southwick station. Officers believe the men below have information about the theft.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

Police believe that this man may hold crucial information about the theft of a £500 Chris Boardman bike from Barnham station on Tuesday 4th March.

Police want to speak to this man after bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

Inspector Gary Ancell said: “Sadly criminals still seem to be draw to bikes at train stations and, despite our best efforts, are still managing to steal a number of cycles.

"When crimes do occur we will do everything in our power to trace those responsible, put them before the courts and reunite owners with stolen property.”

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Appeal after Dorset handbag theft

Police have released this CCTV of a woman they want to speak to Credit: Dorset Police

Police have released this CCTV images following a theft from a handbag in Poole town centre.

A 25-year-old woman had cash stolen from her bag when she was shopping in Primark at 11.25am on Tuesday 25th March.

Before this, the victim withdrew money from a nearby cash point.

Police want to speak to these two women in connection with the theft Credit: Dorset Police

The older of the two offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek and being about 40-years-old.

Police Constable Luke Davis, of Poole police, said:

“Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation. I urge anyone who recognises the women pictured to contact me, in confidence. I also would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft in the store at the time.”

Jewellery worth £1000s stolen from Hampshire home

A man has been arrested after thousands of pounds worth of jewellery have been stolen from a home in Basingstoke.

A 76-year-old woman on Townsend Close noticed her jewellery box had been left open on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th April but thought nothing of it.

A 34-year-old from Basingstoke has been arrested in connection with the theft and has been bailed.

The victim was gardening at the time and says her front door may have been unlocked.

On Sunday 13th April she noticed these items were missing:

  • Four gold rings valued at £2,600
  • 18 ct gold basket cluster set with a ruby surrounded with diamonds and rubies
  • 14 ct gold wishbone eternity ring with 11 diamonds
  • 18 ct gold ring corner cluster with 9 diamonds
  • 18 ct gold wishbone eternity ring with 3 rubies and 4 diamonds

Specialist equipment stolen from Totton site

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following the theft Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV images have been released after specialist equipment worth £3000 was stolen from a building site in Totton.

A hydraulic breaker that fits to the rear of a mini digger is a rusty metal colour and weighs 150kg so would be difficult to carry.

The heavy item was stolen around 5pm on Thursday 3rd April and 11am the following morning from the rear of a mini digger at the Larchfield site on Michigan Way.

Whoever took the breaker appears to have forced the fence next to a footpath that runs between the site and a care home on Derwent Drive.

Two people were spotted on CCTV in the area at the time. A picture of one of them is being released today as Police are keen to identify him.

Man attacked before his dog was stolen

A man from Brighton was attacked by two men who then stole the victim's dog.

The incident happened on Thursday 27th March in the late afternoon in the open area of Dukes Mound.

The 30-year-old victim was walking his dog when he was assaulted and his Staffordshire bull terrier wearing a black leather studded coat was stolen.

The two suspects were with a woman at the time of the incident.

The first man was described as mixed race, aged late 30s with long black hair.

The second man was mixed race, aged 30 with short black hair and the woman was of mixed race with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call 101.

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