Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up - Credit: Archant

An attempt was made to steal lead from the front bay window of a property in Castle Street, Saffron Walden, between October 29 and November 4.

Suspects entered the back garden of a house in Elsenham on November 6 and attempted to get in via the back door. No entry was gained and no damage was caused.

The front window to a shop in Station Road, Stansted, was smashed between November 5 and 6.

Between 10pm on October 14 and 3pm on November 5, 17 bottles of wine were stolen from a building in Mill Lane, Littlebury.

Damage was caused to crops in Church End, Newport, between 11am on November 5 and 8.30am on November 7, after a vehicle was driven across the field.


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Items were stolen from a white Ford Transit van, parked in Brooke Avenue, Saffron Walden, between 8pm on November 5 and 8.30am on November 7. No damage was caused to the vehicle.

The small upstairs lead-light window of a house in High Street, Littlebury, was smashed between 5pm and 6pm on November 7.

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The back light cases and bulbs were stolen from white and blue Ford Transit Tipper, which was parked on Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden. The incident took place between 6pm on November 7 and 8am on November 8.

Jewellery was stolen from a house in Sewards End between 9pm on November 8 and 3pm on November 10. Theives gained entry by smashing the window to the back UPVC door and went upstairs and shut the curtains before conducting a tidy search. A jewellery box was removed.

A car stereo was stolen from a blue Ford Focus in High Street, Littlebury, between midnight and 6.30am on November 10.

Both number plates were stolen from a black Seat Ibiza, parked in Saffron Walden High Street, between 11pm on November 9 and 8am on November 10.

Items were stolen from a house in High Lane, Stansted, between 4pm and 5.15pm on November 5. Thieves first smashed the back kitchen window in an unsuccessful attempt to get into the property, before smashing the dining room window to gain entry. A messy search was conducted of all rooms.

Various items have been removed from a communal area in Grove Court, Great Dunmow, over a period of time.

An unknown vehicle was driven across land at Audley End, causing damage to crops overnight on November 6. Deer on the land was also killed without consent.

A green Subaru car was driven onto land at Strethall Road, Littlebury, which was recently planted with winter oats, causing £750 worth of damage to crops.

A distraction theft took place in Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden, at around 11.15am on November 11. A man approached the victim as she returned home with her shopping trolley. He claimed to have run over a cat that had run into her garden. The victim went to look and on her return to her front garden, the victim had left. She then noticed her handbag was missing from her shopping trolley.

Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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