Local crime update: Rural South-East

Our local PC John Hutchings sent through this crime update for the local area.

Day-time burglary [of a] dwelling. Ground floor window smashed and jewellery stolen.

Heating oil taken from house tank.

Car key burglary. Rear window forced, car keys taken, vehicle then driven off.

Red diesel stolen from plant machinery.

There were suspicious circumstances reported last night regarding persons going door to door offering numerous different reasons for them being there. The vehicle linked to them has been located and recovered. Out of all the properties visited, only one called it in to us last night. Please, the more calls we get, at the time, can often influence a response.

One for the farming community to note, there was a theft of sheep from Byfield where persons had entered the field and removed a quantity of sheep.