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Witness appeal following Ellicks Close burglary

Posted on Monday 16th April 2018 at 10:17 pm by SH (Editor)

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Avon and Somerset police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Bradley Stoke last Tuesday (10th April).

The burglary, at a property in Ellicks Close, is believed to have taken place sometime between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call 101 and quote reference 5218076321.

Sources close to the burglary victims have also appealed for anyone walking on the footpath in the nearby Three Brooks nature reserve to report seeing or hearing any suspicious behaviour between the stated times.

One source told the Journal that “thousands of pounds worth” of jewellery had been stolen in the burglary, but a police spokesperson declined to confirm this.

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Man arrested following reports of “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 5:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of a police officer removing a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault.

A man has been arrested following reports of a “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke on Easter Sunday (1st April).

The news, released only today (Wednesday 4th April), comes three days after a police cordon was seen to be in place for several hours on Sunday morning, centred on a footpath connecting Brook Way with the playing field at Patchway Common (behind Bradley Stoke Surgery).

A number of Journal readers living in the area, near Oaktree Crescent, also reported that police had conducted house-to-house enquiries on Sunday morning.

The investigation scene was finally closed down at around 12.15pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We were called at about 7.30am on Sunday 1st April to reports of a serious sexual assault in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation.”

Photo: A police officer removes a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault. The view is from Brook Way. The building on the left is Bradley Stoke Surgery. The tape was blocking access to the footpath which leads through to the playing field at Patchway Common.

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Suspect arrested over graffiti in the Stokes

Posted on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 9:00 pm by SH (Editor)

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A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into graffiti in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Patchway and Stoke Gifford.

Tags have been found on electricity substations and bus shelters.

A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in Hayes Way, Patchway, just after 1am on Sunday 25th February after patrolling officers came across fresh graffiti. He was later released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to get in touch online, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218042426. Alternatively, ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

A police spokesperson added:

“If you witness someone causing this sort of damage, please call us straight away. It’s 999 if they’re still in the area, otherwise ring 101.”

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Warning issued as Bradley Stoke bike thefts soar

Posted on Friday 17th November 2017 at 9:56 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of bicycles parked near the entrance to Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

Local police are advising cyclists to review their security precautions after ten bikes were reported stolen from public locations within Bradley Stoke over the last nine weeks.

Incidents within just the last two weeks have included four bikes being taken from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (one on 3rd November and three on 13th November) and another being taken from the Willow Brook Centre (on 6th November).

The latest figures are significantly higher than those from a year ago, when just one bike theft was recorded in Bradley Stoke over the three month period commencing 1st September 2016.

N.B. All figures quoted relate to incidents that have been reported to the police. The actual number of thefts may be higher due to non-reporting.

A police spokesperson said:

“If you see anyone acting suspiciously around parked bikes, give us a call straight away. If they’re obviously committing a crime, ring 999. Otherwise, call 101.”

“Permanently marking your bike and any hi-spec parts with your postcode could deter a thief as it means they can be identified as stolen. A good quality lock, securing the bike to an immovable object, can also make them think twice. We’d recommend checking out www.soldsecure.com for locks which have been tested and graded by locksmiths. Be prepared to spend around 10 percent of the value of your bike.”

More advice: Keeping your bike secure (Avon and Somerset Police)

Photo: Bicycle parking at the front of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

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