Estate targeted in crime spree

Officers who did house to house enquiries on the estate
Officers who did house to house enquiries on the estate
Share this article

A crime spree believed to be the equivalent of three weeks’ worth of crime across the district happened in just one night on a Daventry estate.

More than 20 crimes were committed on Monday night with garages and numerous cars broken into on the Lang Farm estate in Daventry.

Three people have been arrested as a result of the incidents.

Property stolen includes small electrical goods such as phones and sat navs and alcohol with police linking the incident to other crimes in the area over the past few days.

Police have had a heavy presence on the estate since then including a mobile police station and specialist teams searching the area for clues.

In a letter sent out to residents, Sgt Sam Dobbs and Sgt Tania Ash, from the Daventry Safer Community Team, said: “This is highly unusual and will be of huge concern to local residents.

“Daventry is a safe town, and this crime spree subjected the town to the equivalent of three weeks’ worth of the whole district’s crime being committed in your neighbourhood in one night.

“The police investigation has led to the arrest of three local suspects who remain in custody and our enquiries are ongoing.

“A large amount of suspected stolen property has been recovered along the Black Path, and search-trained officers are this afternoon combing the area of the Black Path.

“We take this kind of criminality personally, and want to assure you that we will do everything to keep your area the safe place it is and to ensure those responsible for this attack on our neighbourhood are thoroughly investigated and brought to justice.

“Please help us if you have any information which might be of assistance.”

The police have asked residents to report any items stolen from cars, shed, allotments or garages or if they have seen anything suspicious in the area.

The force is also encouraging people to to come forward if they are being offered any 
of the items are for sale or if anyone has come into these items.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 03000 111 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.