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Police appeal following high value jewellery burglary in Beaufort Crescent

Posted on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 1:49 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police are appealing for information following a high value burglary at a house in Beaufort Crescent, Stoke Gifford, between 10am and 5.30pm on Friday 6th April.

Thieves smashed a patio window with a rock to gain access to the property and stole a significant amount of high value gold jewellery, watches, cash in Sterling, Euros and Iranian currency and personal papers.

Crime scene investigators have examined the property and officers have carried out house-to-house and enquiries, however no arrests have been made.

A police spokesperson told the Journal that enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information which could help the police investigation is asked to get in touch with officers, either through the Contact page on the Avon and Somerset Police website or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218073152.

Alternatively, ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You could even qualify for a reward and still remain anonymous.

Burglary spate across the Stokes

The journal can reveal that the Beaufort Crescent incident is just one of eight jewellery burglaries since 1st April across the Stokes and Patchway area.

In Stoke Gifford there have been five further burglaries in which jewellery was taken – two in Sandringham Road, one in New Road, one in Travers Walk and one in Fabian Drive. There was also a second burglary in Fabian Drive in which nothing was taken.

More: Further jewellery burglaries in Bradley Stoke & Charlton Hayes »

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Witness appeal following attempted robbery near Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke

Posted on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at 4:43 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was the victim of an attempted robbery in Little Stoke.

A 14-year-old boy was out walking his dog when he was approached from behind by a man.

The man demanded the boy hand over his phone before hitting him several times in the face. The boy pushed the man over and he then ran off empty-handed in the direction of the doctors’ surgery.

The incident happened on the footpath near Braydon Avenue at approximately 6pm on Friday 27th May.

The man is described as white, aged in his early 20s, approximately 5ft 10ins and of skinny build. He was wearing a black jacket, grey trousers and grey and black Nike trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 5216115678.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

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Witness appeal following fatal collision on Hatchet Road

Posted on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 10:30 am by SH (Editor)

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Stoke Gifford last night (Tuesday 19th January).

At approximately 9.40pm, a Vauxhall Astra was in collision with a pedestrian on Hatchet Road.

Sadly, the pedestrian, a 28-year-old woman, died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Officers attended the scene and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst alcohol level is above the legal limit.

As a result of further enquiries, a 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both men remain in custody at this time.

A police spokesperson said:

“We would appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen the vehicle prior to the incident to contact us immediately on 101 and quote reference number 5216013295.”

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family.”

A spokesperson for Avon Fire & Rescue confirmed that one fire engine from Patchway attended the incident, adding that the crew assisted police at the scene.

Emergency services close Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford, following an incident on 19th January 2016.

Video of emergency services at an incident on Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford on 19th January 2016.

Click above image to see tweet and video (at 10.28pm) by Jason Brown.

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Witness appeal after man dragged out of car and punched on Winterbourne Road

Posted on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 6:25 pm by SH (Editor)

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched and had his car keys stolen following an apparent ‘road rage’ incident on the Winterbourne Road in Stoke Gifford.

The incident happened at approximately 12.30pm on Monday 21st September.

The victim was driving on a section of the road which sees two lanes merge into one from the direction of Winterbourne towards Stoke Gifford.

When he saw a blue Ford Mondeo trying to overtake other motorists as they merged, he moved his car across to block it.

The car still overtook before cutting in front of the victim and braking heavily, causing the victim to collide with the back of the Mondeo.

The driver and passenger of the Mondeo subsequently got out and approached the victim’s car, dragged him out and punched him.

The suspects also took the victim’s keys from the ignition before driving off.

One suspect is described as white, aged in his mid to late 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall with short, messy fair hair. He was wearing a brown t-shirt and cream and brown work trousers.

The second suspect is also described as being in his mid to late 20s and was wearing a black woolly hat and a yellow high visibility jacket. He also had a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information about it, is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 104589/15.

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