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Sentimental items taken in daylight robbery

This St John's Ambulance Long Service medal was stolen from a home in Trowbridge. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are trying to track down precious medals stolen from a home in Trowbridge.

The St John’s Ambulance medals are of great sentimental value and were taken along with other inherited pieces of jewellery in the smash and grab raid on the house in Silver Street on Sunday.

This St John's Ambulance Serving Sister of the Order medal was taken in the burglary in Trowbridge. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Bristol man jailed

A Bristol man has been jailed for three years for a series of burglaries across Bristol.

41 year old Paul Grady carried out the break-ins over the summer. Police are welcoming the conviction.

The sentencing of Grady will hopefully give justice and closure to the victims of a series of burglaries which took place across Bristol.

With Grady in prison, and receiving treatment for his drug addiction, Bristol is a safer place.

However, the effects of these crimes will no doubt stay with the victims for a long time to come as burglary is about so much more than having material items stolen.

We understand this and will continue to do all that we can to catch and prosecute people who commit burglary in our city.

– Detective Sergeant Owen Manfield, Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Prolific burglar jailed for 3 years

Avon and Somerset Police are welcoming the conviction of a prolific burglar from Bristol.

41 year old Paul Grady was sentenced to four years in prison for breaking into a house in Cotham in August. He had a further nine burglaries taken into consideration.

However, because he pleaded guilty and promised to conform to a drugs rehabilitation plan, his sentence has been reduced to three years.

Paul Grady Credit: Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Police appeal for Operation Relentless individuals to come forward

Police have released the images of 10 people they would like to contact as part of Operation Relentless. Since the launch of the operation Monday there have been 59 arrests across the Avon and Somerset force area for burglary, robbery and theft of and from motor vehicles.

Burglary, robbery and theft make up more than half of all crimes recorded across the Avon and Somerset force area and police believe a small number of individuals are responsible for high levels.

They are now being targeted as part of the latest Relentless drive, which aims to make people of Avon and Somerset feel safe and be safe.

Now photographs of people who police would like to speak to as part of Relentless, have been issued. They are appealing to those featured or anyone recognising them to contact police.


High value burglary at Swindon nightclub

The high-value burglary took place at the Spot nightclub in Godwin Court in Swindon at around 3.15am on Saturday 8th July 2012.

A large amount of cash was taken from the club and police believe the suspect then left the building via the alleyway by the Spot Bar leading to Barclays Bank.

Police are want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who saw or heard anything suspicious including people entering or leaving the building or loitering around outside.

40 arrests made in Operation Relentless

The arrests have been made during the opening 48 hours of Avon and Somerset Police's latest Operation Relentless.

The operation is targeting those who are involved in burglary, robbery and car crime across the force's area. These crimes account for more than half of all the crimes recorded in Avon and Somerset.

In Bath an antique carriage clock worth more than £4,000 and antique furniture worth more than £40,000 were among nearly 100 items recovered by police.

Three men have already been arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods and have been released on police bail, pending further inquiries. They are among 40 people who have been arrested for suspected offences within the first 48 hours of the operation.

Police officers, police community support officers and special constables are also patrolling across the force area offering members of the public crime prevention and crime reduction advice.

Police appeal after Exeter burglary

Police have issued an image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Exeter.

The incident took place at around 5.30pm on Wednesday 4th July at a property in Regents Park.

A CCTV image of the men Devon and Cornwall Police would like to speak to. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Two men broke into the garage and attempted to remove bike locks, before leaving the scene empty-handed.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference DE/12/6546.

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