Smashed Window Suspicious Activity And School Visit (Leicestershire Police)


We hope you are keeping well and thank you for being part of Neighbourhood Link. Here is an update for goings on in Burbage over the past week.

One of the stolen Ford Fiesta Titanium’s that was stolen has been recovered and will hopefully be back with its rightful owner soon.

We have received a report of a suspected residential burglary during the daytime (14:30-0000) on the 4th of March at the location of Jubilee Way. At the moment the only property missing is a rug. If you saw or heard anything suspicious, please get in touch. Crime number 22000128283.

A resident called Police in the early hours of the morning on the 5th of March due to a residential properties outdoor lights being activated on Greemoor Road. Officers attended and completed an area search. No one was found and there have been no reports of crime relating to this.

A report came in to Police of a suspect checking car door handles around the Copper Drive area (Hansom Cab) of Burbage. The incident happened around 03:00 on the 6th of March. If you have CCTV in the area and are able to get a good facial image, please drop me an email to

There have so far been no reports of any damage or thefts in this area relating to this report. It does though show the importance of ensuring you lock your vehicle, remove any valuables and get a steering lock/car key wallet if possible.

Patrols including the Sketchley Brook estate and other areas of Burbage

Also, on the 6th of March from around 02:15 – 06:30, it appears a suspect was in the Windsor Street area. As a result, a window at the Red Lion pub has been smashed. It does not appear entrance has been gained. If you have CCTV showing any good images of a suspect or vehicle in the area of the Red Lion between 02:15-02:30 then please drop me an email. Crime number is 22000131864.

We have visited Burbage Infants today to discuss all sorts of issues from crime, road safety, stranger danger and much more. It was a pleasure to see them all and it was a very enjoyable few hours. We hope some of our messages get passed on to parents and the children take on board some of our advice. The younger children got to see the “Burbage Bear” and will be going home with a sticker to make it fun for them.

Please be mindful of Fraud and financial exploitation. With more people of all age groups using the Internet and shopping online, please take a look at the below for support and guidance to help you steer clear of scams.

Types of Fraud include:

Romance fraud where you may be requested to transfer money with the belief you are in a long-term relationship.

Financial exploitation/abuse of power. Are you aware of who is taking money from your account, how much, why and when? Do you have a power of attorney?

Telephone scams. Scammers will be very believable and may state they are from a reputable company or even the Police. They will gain your trust and eventually either ask for your bank details or try to gain remote access to your computer. They will use pressure tactics to push you into making decisions. Please just hang up. You can ask your phone provider about call blockers or you can buy one like Truecall. You can visit the Truecall website here  Get a £10 discount with code L19 if you want one by calling 08000336339 These blockers are endorsed by Police forces nationwide.

You can also visit sites like ActionFraud for some great advice and to see what news there is around recent scams

It pays to take time, take five to stop and think. Remember to always keep calm and hang up.

Thank you for your time and take care,

Darren 6035

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