Telford Residents Reminded To Lighten Up Their Homes To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Burglary

Lightmoor Life note: it has been mentioned that some Lightmoor Village residents on facebook have had a person looking into back gardens and one reporting a person climbing into a back garden until spotted. Please report all any incident like this to Police on 101, if they don’t know they can’t take any action. Ensure your home is secure, Xmas shopping is put out of sight and read the other tips below – thank you.

West Mercia Police is encouraging residents to take a few simple steps to keep their homes safe and secure, particularly during the darker months.

The message comes from West Mercia Police as part of its ‘Lighten up’ campaign, which reminds people that their home is less likely to be burgled if it appears occupied.

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Appeal For Witnesses After Woman Sexually Assaulted In Dawley,

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted on New Street in Dawley, Telford, yesterday (Tuesday 25 November 2014) at about 2.55pm.

The 31-year-old woman from Telford was walking along New Street whilst pushing her child in a pushchair when she was approached by two boys. One of the boys swore at her then grabbed her coat and pulled her towards him, and touched her inappropriately. The two boys then ran off.

The first boy is described as white, approximately 15-years-old; about 5ft 9in tall with a slim build, short to medium length brown hair with a prominent gap between his upper front teeth. He was wearing a red baseball cap, a red body warmer, a long sleeve top and dark jeans.

The second boy is described as white, approximately 15-years-old; about 6ft tall with a slim build and shoulder length messy blonde hair. He was wearing a blue baseball cap.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who knows who these boys may be, is urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 0351 of 25 November 2014.

Alternatively you can give information without giving your name by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by visiting their website

Source: West Mercia Police.


LIVE 6.15PM T&W Council Meeting – with Mickey Bushell

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Police Warn Public To Secure Their Homes Following A Number Of Burglaries In Telford.

West Mercia Police are warning people to take extra care to keep their homes safe following a number of burglaries in Telford.

Over the past two weeks burglaries have taken place at unsecured properties in the Stirchley, Hadley, Leegomery and Aqueduct areas of Telford.

Six burglaries took place at various times, between Thursday 14th August and Saturday 27th August, with various items including laptops, ipads, handbags, wallets and cash taken.

On one occasion, at an address in Ayr Close on Saturday 27th August at around 12.30am, the victim saw the suspect enter her home, but nothing was taken.

The suspect was described as a white man aged between 17 and 18, around 5”8, of small build and with blue eyes and blonde hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing black woolly hat with small logo on the front and a dark coloured tracksuit, with a white logo on upper left chest area. He was carrying an unknown black object.

Detective Constable Wayne Neale said “On each of these occasions, the properties were unsecured, making it possible for opportunist thieves to enter.

Don’t make it easy for criminals; check that your home is secure. Please ensure that all ground floor doors and windows are securely locked, especially at night or when leaving the room for a period of time.

We do not believe that the incidents are linked but are urging anyone with information to contact Police on the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if the crime is in progress.”

Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111 or via their website:

Source: West Mercia Police.

LIVE 6.30pm – Telford & Wrekin Full Council Meeting

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