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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
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