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Preventing a repeat of winter burglary spate

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017 at 8:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Cllr Tom Aditya addresses a public meeting called to discuss a surge in burglaries in Bradley Stoke.

Mindful of the unprecedented number of burglaries (16) which occurred in Bradley Stoke last November, town councillor Tom Aditya has requested that local police step up high-visibility patrols, deploy unmarked cars and ramp up intelligence work to combat organised burglary gangs.

In an open letter written jointly with local resident Dr Hemanth Balehithlu, organiser of a public meeting held in January to discuss last winter’s spate of high-value gold burglaries in north Bristol, Cllr Aditya goes on to urge the public to be vigilant and report any unusual activities in their neighbourhoods.

Cllr Aditya points out that, contrary to popular opinion, most burglaries occur during the day, when people are out at work. He advises all homeowners to review their security measures and avoid leaving obvious signs that their property is unoccupied.

Photo: Cllr Aditya addresses the public meeting in January 2016.

Bradley Stoke burglaries Oct 2016 to Sep 2017.

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 13). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Bradley Stoke man jailed for Oaktree Crescent attempted robbery

Posted on Friday 27th June 2014 at 12:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

A man has been jailed for ten months for the attempted robbery of a couple in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke, in March.

The 19-year-old from Bradley Stoke admitted the offence when he appeared before Bristol Crown Court on 19th June.

He was identified after local people responded to an appeal for information issued by the police.

He had approached a couple who were walking home at about 10.30pm on a Saturday night. He demanded money, threw beer over them and was racially abusive and threatening before making off empty-handed.

Neighbourhood PC Claire Fletcher said:

“This is a safe place to live and the community will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. I’d like to thank everyone for their support in this case.”

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

Related link: Witness appeal after beer thrown in Oaktree Crescent racial abuse incident (The Journal)

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[Forum] Resident warns of burglaries targeting Asian households

Posted on Monday 26th November 2012 at 5:10 pm by Anupam Patra (Forum)

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There have been recent cases of burglaries in Bradley Stoke where Asian homes have been targeted.

I know of four cases myself.

This is just to make everyone aware so that any suspicious activities can be reported to police.

Many thanks,


Related link: Burglaries affecting Asian Households (a presentation from Avon and Somerset Police)

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Police seek information following daylight robbery in Stanshaws Close

Posted on Friday 12th October 2012 at 8:59 pm by SH (Editor)

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A masked and hooded mugger robbed a man of a mobile phone and gold ring at knifepoint in Stanshaws Close, Bradley Stoke earlier this week, reports the Bristol Post.

Police say the 29-year-old victim was talking on his mobile phone when he became aware of someone behind him.

When he looked round he saw a man who threatened him with a knife and demanded his phone, his wallet and his jewellery.

The robbery happened at around 1:15pm on Monday (8th October).

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.

Read more: Masked attacker armed with knife strikes in Bradley Stoke

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Man charged with theft of motorbike from Bradley Stoke

Posted on Thursday 11th October 2012 at 12:09 pm by SH (Editor)

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A 17-year-old man from Winterbourne has been charged with the theft of a motorbike from Bradley Stoke.

The vehicle was taken on Friday 28th September. A suspect was arrested on Sunday 30th September.

The 17-year-old was charged yesterday, Wednesday 10th October, and is on conditional police bail, including an overnight curfew, until his appearance before Northavon Youth Court later this month.

Avon and Somerset Police say the man was charged as a result of their Operation Relentless initiative.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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