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Peldon Metal Thefts

Partially stolen road sign

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There has been an increase in metal thefts in the area recently including a number of recorded incidents in the Peldon area. Local police encourage everyone to take appropriate security measures.  They would also be grateful if any sightings of suspicious persons and vehicles (index numbers if possible) can be passed to the local neighbourhood policing team.

A little web research quickly shows that metal thieves are not only targetting obvious sources such as roof leading and copper lightning rods, but also less obvious sources such as telephone cables, road signs and bus shelters.  The picture shows a partially stolen road sign near Writtle – the report it comes from is worth a read.

Please call the Mersea police mobile 07966 197 265 or 0300 333 4444 non emergency with any information or concerns.




Police issue heating oil theft warning

Typical oil storage tank

Our neighbourhood Community Police Officer, Melanie Wilson has warned us that there has been a worrying increase in reported theft of heating oil in rural areas.  Certainly there has been one known and one suspected theft of oil in Church Road, Peldon.

Please look at the security of your tank.  Consider fitting a lock without delay.  If you need advice contact Melanie.  She will assist you or will put you in touch with the Crime Reduction Officer Colin Stiff.

Spread the word among your neighbours and if you see anything suspicious get in touch with Melanie straight away.

Contact details:

Melanie Wilson
PC 70930
Birch and Layer Neighbourhood Constable
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Fire Station
63 Church Road Tiptree
Colchester Essex

External: 0300 333 4444

TIPTREE MOBILE: 07966197404

Email: [email protected]