Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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An orange Husqvarna ride-on lawnmower valued at £1,500 was stolen from a barn in Cutlers Green, Thaxted between October 11 and October 17.

Overnight on October 20, thieves attempted to gain entry through the front door of a property, located off Jackson’s Lane, Great Chesterford. Damage was caused to the frame and the area around the lock.

Thieves gained entry to a yard in Little Hallingbury by tampering with the electric gates between October 16 and 17. Once inside, a mountain bike was stolen from a shed, and a sign that read “Silver Renault Traffic Van” was removed from the yard.

Obscene language was scratched onto the bonnet of a Rover vehicle, which was parked off Robin Hood Road, in Elsenham between October 9 and October 12. Further scratches were caused to a second Rover vehicle at the same location.

Access was gained to a property on Broad Street, Hatfield Broad Oak by levering open the door on October 18 between 12pm and 9.55pm. A search was made, but nothing was stolen from the property.

Jewellery was stolen after thieves gained entry to a property on Broomfields, Hatfield Heath by smashing the back patio doors on October 18 between 1pm and 7pm.

A window of a shed on Ardley Crescent, Hatfield Heath was smashed between 12pm and 6.15pm on October 21. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

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Damage was caused to the locks of the cricket pavilion on Henham Road, Elsenham, as suspects forced entry to the building between October 19 and 22. Nothing was taken in the incident.

Any information regarding any of these crimes should be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.