Three men arrested in connection with house burglaries in St Peter's and Battenhall

November 06 2019
Three men arrested in connection with house burglaries in St Peter's and Battenhall

Three men have been arrested in connection with house burglaries in St Peter’s and Battenhall.

PC Louise Steele said: “In recent weeks there have been a number of anti-social incidents and two burglary offences committed in and around St Peter’s and Battenhall area.

“Naturally the public have expressed their concern at these.

“I want to reassure our communities that we investigate all crimes that are reported to us and our Safer Neighbourhood Team officers patrol these areas in a bid to keep people safe and to deter and detect crime.

“I’m pleased to report that a number of arrests have been made in the investigation into burglaries in and around the St Peter’s and Battenhall area.

“These may be linked to a number of other break-ins at homes across Worcestershire.

“CID officers working closely with local Safer Neighbourhood Teams supported by detailed investigations by our forensic teams have led to these arrests.

“Those arrested on October 30 are two men aged 30 and one aged 23, all from Birmingham and were bailed to appear at a later date while further investigations continue.

“While we are working hard to reduce anti-social behaviour, often based on intelligence from the community itself, we are also working hard to reduce the threat of criminals thinking our communities in areas like St Peter’s and Battenhall are a soft touch for burglary, vandalism, car theft and selling drugs.

“I would urge anyone who is concerned about problems in their local area, be they anti-social behaviour or any other criminality, to talk to an officer or report non-urgent crimes via 101, where officers will make every effort to respond as quickly as they can.

“While we are serious about reducing crime and reducing the fear of crime often caused by anti-social behaviour it is working closely with our partners and the community in general that helps to make a greater impact.”