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Week ending 30th November 2018
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Police make swift arrests after man is robbed in Winsford
Two people have been arrested by officers after a man was robbed in Winsford.
Shortly after 2am this morning (Thursday 29 November) two passengers in a taxi demanded the driver hand over his wallet, phone and car keys. One of the passengers assaulted the driver with a knife causing a minor injury to his back. The victim, a 36-year-old man, handed over his possessions and the two passengers, a man and a woman, ran away. Officers swiftly arrived at the scene and following a thorough search of the area a 41-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, both of Winsford, were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Both are currently in police custody helping officers with their enquiries.
Five arrests as detectives disrupt organised crime in Ellesmere Port
Detectives dismantling organised crime in our communities have this morning (Wednesday 28 November) made five arrests in Ellesmere Port during early morning raids.
Suspects received an early wake-up call as 40 officers executed six warrants at addresses on Parklands View, Rostherne Avenue, Marlborough Road, Eddisbury Road, Straker Avenue and Tennyson Road in Ellesmere Port as part of Operation Saigon. Four men, aged 39, 29, 22 and 56, and a 30-year-old woman from Ellesmere Port were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs and money laundering. All are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries. Today’s early morning strike resulted in cannabis and cocaine being seized as well as large quantities of cash and a number of high value watches and vehicles.
Detective Sergeant Graeme Carvell, of Ellesmere Port CID, said: “The arrests made this morning focused on an organised crime group who we believe are responsible for the supply of cocaine and cannabis in Ellesmere Port. It goes without saying that there is misery behind every drug deal and the impact it can have on the local community, vulnerable adults and children can be devastating. With the public coming forward with information we have been able to make significant arrests which will protect our communities and help make it a safer place to live. Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will be in the area to provide reassurance to residents.
DS Carvell added: “We will not stop until all those involved in organised crime know Cheshire is a very difficult place to operate. We cannot do this on our own. The local community are crucial in helping us to combat this crime and are often our eyes and ears. If you have any information – no matter how small please come forward and call 101.”
Information can also be given to a local PCSO or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Care worker jailed for stealing thousands of pounds from vulnerable man
A care worker has been jailed after admitting stealing £16,500 from a man with dementia.
Jemma Laney, 30, of Saundersfoot Close, Warrington, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by abuse of position and one of theft from a 78-year-old man. She was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Chester Crown Court on Monday 26 November. Laney was employed by a care agency to help the man prepare his evening meals and take his medication. However, on April 12, 2017, she opened an online banking account on his accounts started to spend vast sums of the victim’s money.
As well as a large number of cash withdrawals there were significant sums spent on shopping online including shopping sprees at Next and Amazon on Michael Kors handbags and purses, a Tag Heur watch, a Louis Vuitton holdall and scarf, a Stella McCartney handbag and an Emporio Armani watch. She also spent money on trips to Alton Towers, Gulliver’s World, Haven Holiday Resorts and Chester Zoo.
A number of longstanding direct debits the victim made every month to charities were also cancelled by Laney. In her interview with police Laney claimed that the victim had told her: “They are going to take everything, spend it all,” and gave her his bank card and statements. The fraud was discovered after the victim’s social worker encouraged him to open some bank statements and a large number of dubious transactions were found.
Detective Constable Ian Morris said: “Laney used the victim’s failing health as an opportunity to steal money and spend it on luxury items for herself. This is a shocking way to treat a vulnerable man and I hope this sentence brings some comfort to the victim.”
Man jailed following knife attack at Widnes pub
A 39-year-old has been jailed after slashing a fellow Widnes man’s face at a pub in the town.
Clint Kelly, of Lea Street, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 27 November.
The charges relate to an incident at The Derby public house on Widnes Road in the town centre. At around 8pm on Sunday 7 October a 58-year-old man from Widnes pushed Kelly back into the pub from the smoking area. He did this after Kelly came towards him in an aggressive manner after the 58-year-old had told him to stop shouting and swearing at a woman in the smoking area.
Kelly left the pub for a few moments before running back inside, going through to the smoking area and slashing the 58-year-old’s face with a knife. A melee ensued as members of the public restrained Kelly. He then left the pub and was arrested outside of it a short time later. Kelly was visibly intoxicated as he made threats of violence to the officers who were called to the scene as well as to passers-by. The officers restrained him and the victim was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital. The 58-year-old is receiving ongoing treatment for his injuries and it is feared that the attack has caused permanent damage.
Detective Inspector Ian Whiley said: “This case is a classic example of why people shouldn’t carry knives. A few cross words in the smoking area of a pub has led to the victim suffering a serious facial injury requiring ongoing medical treatment and Kelly behind bars serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence. Thankfully in this case the injury the victim sustained was not life threatening. However it was life changing. When people carry knives it is only a matter of time before someone suffers life changing injuries or is sadly killed. The simple fact is if you carry a knife then you are much more likely to be involved in a knife crime. Carrying a knife doesn’t make you safer and the consequences can be devastating for all of those involved. Kelly’s victim may be left with a permanent physical reminder of what happened that night and the terrifying attack has also left him with psychological scars. I hope the significant custodial sentence that Kelly has received for his actions will deter other people from carrying knives and that it sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate knife crime in Widnes. Knife crime is an issue that rightly causes serious concern within the Widnes area and impacts on all of our communities. We are committed to doing all we can to tackle it and are pleased the judge has reflected the seriousness of this crime during Kelly’s sentencing. We will respond robustly to any knife related incidents and ensure that anyone found to be carrying a knife or committing a knife related offence is swiftly brought to justice. But the police cannot beat knife crime without the help of the rest of the community and we urge anyone with information about people who may be carrying knives to come forward and speak to us or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone who knows someone that carries a knife can report it to Crimestoppers, an independent charity that can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. To report any type of knife crime call Cheshire Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency. Information can also be passed to the force online via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries .
Cheshire burglar jailed following high speed pursuit across Manchester
A man who burgled homes in Middlewich and Sandbach and then led police on a high speed chase across Manchester has been jailed.
Michael Doherty, 26, of no fixed address, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 27 November, where he was sentenced to 39 months in prison. He was also disqualified from driving for 43 months. Doherty had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, dangerous driving, driving whist disqualified and driving without insurance.
The investigation against Doherty began shortly after 1pm on Monday 16 July when officers received reports that two men had broken into a house on St Anne’s Road, Middlewich, and then fled the scene in a black Vauxhall Astra. Within minutes of receiving the call officers flooded the area and began to monitor a number of the key routes across Cheshire. At 1.25pm officers located the black Astra as it travelled on the M56 in Bowdon. Officers followed the vehicle in an unmarked police car as it travelled towards Manchester, first on the M56, then Princess Parkway and then onto Whitchurch Road towards Withington. When on Whitchurch Road the Astra began to speed off, travelled at up to 50mph in a 20mph zone. However the vehicle then slowed down and appeared to pull over at the side of the road. At this point officers pulled alongside the Astra and saw Doherty behind the wheel, along with an unknown passenger. On seeing the officers Doherty once again sped off and a full police pursuit was authorised.
During the pursuit Doherty sped through red lights and drove along a dedicated cycle path. He also drove on the wrong side of a carriageway, forcing other motorists to swerve to avoid a collision. The pursuit eventually came to an end on Hart Road after officers took decisive action to make contact with the Astra in order to force Doherty to stop and prevent innocent members of the public from being injured. Doherty was arrested at the scene. Unfortunately the passenger fled the vehicle and officers have been unable to locate him.
Following Doherty’s arrest officers discovered evidence which linked Doherty to a second burglary which occurred at an address on Crewe Road in Sandbach in the early hours of Monday 16 June. Doherty initially denied any involvement in the incidents. However, after hearing in court the evidence that had been gathered, he pleaded guilty to all of the charges brought against him.
Following the sentencing Detective Constable Scott Marshall-Bowater said: “I welcome the sentence that has been handed to Doherty and I hope that it acts as a warning for other potential offenders. Throughout this investigation it has been clear that Doherty has no regard for anyone other than himself. He targeted his victims in their own homes – the place they should be able to feel most safe. He then put the lives of innocent members of the public at risk as he drove dangerously on a number of roads across Greater Manchester.”
Detective Sergeant David Jarvis added: “Firstly I would like to thank all of the victims in this case for the information they provided – without their support this prosecution would not have been possible. I would also like to pay tribute to all of the officers and staff involved in the investigation. Doherty had no concern for the impact his crimes would have on his victims and truly believed he was above the law. Thankfully he is now behind bars facing a substantial prison sentence. I hope that the sentence handed to Doherty provides reassurance to the public and shows that we are taking action against those who cause misery to our local communities.”
Acting Chief Constable responds to HMICFRS mental health report
A report released by HMICSFRS today (Tuesday 27 November) has highlighted how police forces are increasingly bearing the burden of supporting people struggling with their mental health.
Within Cheshire, officers respond on a daily basis to calls where people are mental health crisis and are unable to access mainstreams services, as well as dealing with incidents and crimes where the underlying issue is one of poor mental health.
Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick said: "It is often the case that those who experience a mental health crisis will come into contact the police, so officers clearly have a huge role to play in supporting those individuals. In Cheshire we’ve made considerable investment in training our officers and staff in how to recognise signs of mental ill health, and understand how that impacts on their actions. We’ve taught our officers how to support those in need, and put schemes and protocols in place that help to ensure our response to any such incident is both effective and compassionate. For some time we have implemented a street triage system that identifies mental health and provides the necessary support. Furthermore, we launched the Herbert Protocol in Cheshire last year, which enables us to respond as effectively as possible in the event of a person living with dementia going missing. Having said that, police officers are obviously not the experts in mental health and an over-reliance on police to fill the gaps in other services can have a huge impact on demand. For example, an officer may be detained for hours at hospital while someone involved in a crime is experiencing a mental health crisis – time which could be spent elsewhere. It is important to recognise the report also shows the links between those with mental issues and victims of crime, such as through County Lines where young people and those with mental health issues are exploited by organised crime groups to deal drugs, as well as the link between domestic abuse and mental health. It is therefore important to me that in Cheshire we continue to work with colleagues in other services to identify ways in which together we can improve the overall support available to those suffering with mental ill health, while minimising the impact on day to day policing."
All We Want For Christmas is for everyone to stay safe says Cheshire Police
Cheshire Constabulary’s ‘All We Want For Christmas’ campaign returns on Saturday 1 December with safety messages and advice to help keep Cheshire residents safe throughout Christmas and New Year.
The campaign will cover serious acquisitive crime (robbery, burglary, car crime etc), StreetSafe (public space violence and night time economy), cyber-crime, domestic violence and avoiding custody. Drink and drug driving will also be highlighted with the Constabulary working in conjunction with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Father Christmas, recognising the Force’s commitment to being here for justice, returns to help officers trace some of the county’s most prolific offenders with his 'Naughty List', the Constabulary Christmas Countdown calendar will feature arrests and updates and naughty elves are caught misbehaving on camera. Over the next few weeks, videos will appear on the Constabulary’s social media channels, featuring faces of those on his list. It is hoped that people will recognise these offenders and provide vital information to officers. The videos will be posted on the Constabulary’s Facebook and Twitter pages, while the ‘naughty list’ will also be placed on the Constabulary’s website.
Superintendent Laura Marler, who is overseeing Christmas operations, said: “At this time of the year, thieves do their own brand of shopping and we regularly appeal to the public for information that can help us as we try to track down our most prolific offenders who seem determined to evade us. There is a serious message behind the 'cartoon' element of the naughty list campaign. Individuals who try to evade the courts are denying victims their chance to see justice done and this can often leave many of those affected by crime unable to move on with their lives. We remain resolute in our pursuit of those who believe they are above the law and to ensuring they are held to account for the crimes they have committed.”
The safety advice and guidance will be delivered through a combination of videos, gifs and images. To make sure you don’t miss any of the messages, follow us on Twitter - @cheshirepolice - and look for the hashtag #AllWeWant, ‘like’ our Cheshire Police Facebook page, @CheshirePolice on Instagram or visit www.cheshire.police.uk
If you have any information regarding someone you know who is wanted by police please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your local PCSO. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's web address is www.cheshirefire.gov.uk
Latest Cheshire Appeals
Appeal for witnesses following collision in Orford
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision in Orford.
The incident, which involved a red Ford KA and a silver Toyota Yaris, occurred shortly after 2pm on Wednesday 21 November at the junction of a Marsh House Lane and O’Leary Street. Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and as part of the investigation officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any dashcam footage of the incident.
Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 247466, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.
Witness appeal following arson attack at Widnes pub
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an arson attack in Widnes to come forward.
At around 11pm on Saturday 24 November a small container full of petrol was placed against a fire door at The Blundells Arms from outside the pub on Hale Road. The container was then set alight. Thankfully the pub’s staff were able to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher before the fire could spread beyond the door. Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward. They are also keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know who started the fire or have CCTV or dashcam footage that may aid the investigation.
Detective Sergeant Alison White said: “Arson is an extremely serious offence – people can die as a result of fires being started deliberately. Thankfully, in this instance the pub’s staff were able to extinguish the fire before it had chance to spread and put lives at risk. The incident could have been a lot worse than it was and we are determined to establish exactly what happened and make whoever started the fire face the consequences of their actions. Enquiries are ongoing and I urge anyone who saw what happened or witnessed anything suspicious in the area to come forward. The same goes for anyone who believes they may have CCTV or dashcam footage that could be relevant to our ongoing investigation.”
Anyone with information that may help detectives with their investigation, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 250856, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .
Appeal after unprovoked assault in Crewe leaves elderly man with serious facial injuries
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly man from Crewe was assaulted by a stranger in the town.
At around 3am on Saturday 24 November a 71-year-old man and his wife were walking along West Street when they realised that they were being followed by a man neither of them recognised. They walked to the park at Derby Docks, where they asked the man to stop following them. The offender then assaulted the 71-year-old man on a field, causing serious facial injuries, before running off in the direction of Underwood Lane. The victim was taken to hospital. He has since been discharged but requires ongoing medical treatment. The offender is described as being around 5’ 9” tall and aged approximately in his early 20s. He had dark hair and a slim/medium build and was wearing a dark coat and jeans.
Detective Constable Jessica Kusiar said: “The victim was subjected to a vicious and unprovoked assault while walking with his wife and has been left with serious facial injuries. He has been discharged from hospital but requires ongoing treatment and the couple have been left shaken up by the incident. We are determined to catch the man responsible and bring him to justice. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I urge anyone with any information that may help our investigation, no matter how small, to come forward. If you were in the area around the time and witnessed the assault or saw anything else that may be relevant, or if you think you recognise the description of the offender and may know who he is, please get in touch. The same goes for anyone who believes they may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the offender.”
Anyone with information that may help with the investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 250032, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .
DC Kusiar added: “I would like to reassure residents that this appears to be an isolated incident and extra officers will be patrolling the area. Anyone with any concerns should speak to an officer.”
Witness appeal following robbery and assault at an Elton pub
Cheshire Police are urging witnesses to come forward following a robbery and an assault at a pub in Elton.
At around midnight on Sunday 25 November two men knocked on the front door of The Rigger public house on Ince Lane as the staff were locking up. As soon as the door was opened one of the offenders punched a 38-year-old man from Ellesmere Port in the face and pushed his way inside the pub. The two offenders, who had scarves covering their faces and were wearing hooded tops with the hoods up, then grabbed a quantity of cash and ran outside with it. The 38-year-old victim was left with minor facial injuries.
The man who punched the victim is described as white, approximately 6’ tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a black hoodie with no logo on it, black tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a black scarf. The other offender also had a stocky build but was shorter at around 5’ 9” to 5’ 10” tall. He was wearing all black clothing.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the offenders entering or exiting the pub or saw anything suspicious in the area to get in touch. They are also keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the offenders or know their identities.
Detective Constable Peta Ticer said: “The 38-year-old victim has understandably been left shaken up by the incident and we are determined to catch the men responsible and make them face the consequences of their actions. Enquiries are ongoing and I urge anyone who believes they may have seen the offenders in the area or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them to come forward. I also want to hear from anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are.”
Anyone with information that may help detectives with their ongoing investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 251701, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .
Man from Congleton wanted after failing to appear at court
Police are asking the public to help them trace a 41-year-old man from Congleton.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Smart after he failed to appear at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 8 November to answer charges relating to breaching a court order. Smart is white, 5’ 7” tall and has short brown hair and hazel eyes. He is believed to be in the Congleton area.
Anyone who sees Smart or has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting 18100351757, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives appeal for witnesses following suspicious activity in Neston
Detectives investigating suspicious activity in Neston are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
At 5.37pm on Tuesday 13 November a 19-year-old woman was walking through the alley at the side of Neston Centre, next to the church, towards the car park. Without warning a man approached her from behind and grabbed her. The victim resisted and shouted out causing the offender to run off back onto the high street. He is believed to have gone in the direction of the junction at Chester Road.
The man is described as white, of a slim skinny build and around 5ft 10 in height. He was wearing either a dark coloured or black waterproof zip up waist length jacket with the hood up, which appeared to be washed out or old. The jacket was similar to a North Face jacket.
Detective Constable Tim Cope, of Ellesmere Port CID, said: “This incident appears to be isolated and we haven't had any other similar reports but it has understandably left the victim very shaken. I want to reassure the local community that officers will be in the area while we follow a number of lines of enquiry. I would encourage anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around the time the incident took place to please come forward. Any information, no matter how small, could help us with our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting 18100366342. You can also give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you have dashcam footage from the area around the time of any of these incidents it may be useful to our enquiries. Please submit it by following the instructions in this link https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/ making sure you quote 18100366342.
Man from Crewe wanted in connection with assaulting a police officer and escaping lawful custody
Police are asking the public to help them trace a 34-year-old man from Crewe who is wanted in connection with assaulting a police officer and escaping lawful custody.
Officers want to speak to David Evanson, who was recently been living on Barn Croft Road, about an incident on Timbrell Avenue on Thursday 15 October that led to an officer being injured after pulling over a man in relation to driving offences.
Evanson is white, 5’ 9” tall with a slim build. He has short dark brown hair and blue eyes and is believed to be in either the Crewe or Whitchurch areas.
Anyone who sees Evanson or has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 212154, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal for information following aggravated burglary in Warrington
Detectives are urging members of the public to come forward with information relating to an aggravated burglary in Warrington.
At around 7pm on Tuesday 11 November two men armed with machetes entered a house in Biggin Court via the front door and threatened the occupants. One of the offenders hit one of the occupants in the arm with a metal bar he brought with him to the address, causing a minor injury. The other man was also armed with an air rifle. The offenders, who had black balaclavas covering the bottom halves of their faces and were wearing hooded jackets with their hoods up, fled via the front door in an unknown direction. They did not steal anything from the house.
The man who assaulted an occupier is described as white, around 5’ 11” tall and aged approximately 23 to 27 years old. He had very fair skin, blue eyes, blond hair and a stocky build and was wearing black pants and a black zip-up jacket with a white or grey T-shirt underneath it. The other man is described as black, around 5’ 6” tall and looked to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He had dark brown eyes and eyebrows, which were thick and bushy, and was wearing a blue hooded jacket that was zipped up three quarters of the way and dark tracksuit bottoms. They both spoke with a Liverpudlian accent.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives are keen to speak to anyone who saw the offenders entering or exiting the property or witnessed anything suspicious in the area to get in touch. They also want to hear from anyone who believes they may know who the offenders are or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.
Detective Constable Sophie Davies said: “This was a terrifying incident which has understandably left the victims extremely shaken up. We are determined to find out the identities of the offenders and bring them to justice and I urge anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage that may aid our ongoing investigation to come forward. Perhaps you saw something suspicious in the area around that time or witnessed the offenders going into or leaving the house, or maybe you recognise the descriptions of the two men and think you might know who they are. If you have any information or footage that may help us to catch the offenders please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 240513, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. I would also like to reassure the community that aggravated burglaries such as this are rare and this is believed to have been a targeted incident.”
To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .
CCTV images released following keys and cars burglary in Warrington
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Warrington in which two cars were stolen.
At around 2.30am on Wednesday 14 November a house was broken into on Common Lane in Culcheth while the occupiers were asleep. The keys to the two grey cars parked on the driveway – an Audi A6 Avant and a Mercedes E220 Coupe – were taken and then the vehicles themselves were stolen.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives believe the man in the CCTV images may be able to help with their investigation. They are urging anyone who recognises him or thinks they may know who he is to get in touch.
Detective Constable Ian Morris said: “We believe the man in the CCTV images may have important information to help with our ongoing investigation into a burglary and subsequent car thefts in Warrington. If you think you recognise him or know who he is please call Cheshire Police. I would also like to appeal directly to the man in the CCTV images to get in touch.”
As part of the investigation detectives want to speak to anyone who saw a dark coloured BMW, possibly a 3 Series, in the Hob Hey Lane or Common Lane areas of Warrington from around 1.15am on the day of the burglary. They also want to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of, something that could aid their investigation or information regarding the two stolen cars.
Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help detectives with their investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 240857, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .