Man charged following reports of suspicious behaviour in gardens

A man in a hooded top climbing in through an open window.Avon and Somerset Police say they have made an arrest following reports from people living in Patchway and Bradley Stoke about a man acting suspiciously in gardens, looking into homes.

A number of people called the police on Sunday afternoon, 2nd June, with two families challenging a man at their open back doors.

A 44-year-old man of no fixed abode has been charged with burglary and is due before Northavon Magistrates today, Monday 3rd June.

Neighbourhood Inspector Bob Evely said:

“I’m glad that people are calling us about this sort of incident. Please remember, now that we finally have some sunny weather, not to leave doors and windows open if you’re not in the same room. It only takes a thief seconds to walk in a take a handbag, mobile phone or laptop.”

More security advice, including information on joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, is available on the Avon and Somerset Police website.

Photo: Library image of a man in a hooded top climbing in through an open window [Source: Avon and Somerset Police. Terms and conditions of use apply.]

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

Share this page: