Published: 05 April 2016
On the 8th April 2016 police received reports of a male in his early to mid 20's wearing an orange top and going door to door in the Newtown and Berkeley area claiming to be from the water board - this is an old trick to try and gain trust from home owners. The water board does not exist these days having been replaced by individual water companies many years ago. We believe that he was eyeing properties up with perhaps a future revisit planned. There have been a number of similar reports in the Avon and Somerset policing areas of Yate and Chipping Sodbury involving the same person. We would like to speak to him, if seen please call 101.
There was an attempted burglary on a property in Stone on the 12th April, offenders tried to gain access to the end terrace by using something to jemmy open both the front and rear upvc door. They were unsuccessful having probably been disturbed.