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Man cautioned over theft by finding in Aveley

A 42-year-old man has been cautioned for the theft of a wallet left by a passenger on a bus in Aveley. The man, from Aveley, attended Grays police station on Friday, April 11, after police released a CCTV image. He was cautioned after admitting the theft which happened at around 5pm on March 29, on the No. 22 bus.

Violent robbery in First Avenue, Grays

DETECTIVES in Grays are appealing for information following a robbery in First Avenue. A man in his 40s from Grays was approached by two black men as he walked to his car parked at the junction of First Avenue and London Road, at 8.50pm on Friday, April 11.

Fobbing crash probed after driver bailed on drink driving

POLICE investigating an rtc in Fobbing have a man on police bail while enquiries continue.

A silver Ford Fiesta was believed to be involved in a single vehicle collision between High Road, Fobbing and Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, sometime between 2am and 5.30am on March 29.

10% rise in food shoplifting in Thurrock

THE number of cases of food shoplifting in Thurrock rose by about 10% last year. Figures from Essex Police show there were 2,752 thefts in 2013, compared to 2,290 in 2012.

New dispersal order put in place for Lakeside Cruisers

A NEW dispersal order in West Thurrock is designed to reduce street racing and clamp down on other anti-social behaviour. The dispersal zone, which comes through powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, will come in force on Tuesday, April 1 for a period of six months. The order gives police the power to give street racers the direction to leave.

Men wanted after theft of metal from Stanford-le-Hope

Copper piping was taken overnight on March 10 when thieves entered a garden of a private property. Whilst the CCTV is not of excellent quality, it does show one of the men with a bushy moustache and police hope that someone can name him. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Aidan Walsh at Grays Police Station on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Teen hospitalised and mass arrests after gang fight.

A TEENAGE boy is in hospital and nine people have been arrested following a large fight in Pitsea. Police were called to a fight shortly after 6pm on Wednesday, 26 March in an underpass near Station Road.

Police roll out on-line safety roadshow in Thurrock

THOUSANDS of children across Thurrock learned about internet safety at a roadshow last week and hundreds more have already visited this week. The Walk On Line roadshow aims to educate children, aged from eight to 11, how to be safe online and how to avoid giving away personal information.

Police would like to meat this man

It is alleged he went into the store in the High Street at 4pm on Monday, January 6, took the items from the display and left without making any attempt to pay for them. If you can help officers with any information please contact Pc Dominic Greenham at Grays Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man sought after theft from Waterstones in Lakeside

A man walked into Waterstones inside the West Thurrock shopping centre at 4pm on Sunday, March 2 and placed approximately 40 packs of the cards in his bag before leaving the shop. The man pictured in the CCTV image is described as white, aged in his late 20s and is gaunt-looking.

Tears as town says goodbye to teenager stabbed to death in Grays

THE FUNERAL has taken place of the teenage boy who was stabbed to death in Grays. Over 600 mourners paid their respects to 14-year-old Breck Bednar as the funeral made its way through Caterham.

Grays man sought following series of frauds across country

KEITH Hymas entered the NatWest branch in Ilminster in November 2013 and tried to cash a fraudulent cheque using fake ID. The bank seized both items and contacted police. The 49-year-old man was born in Grays and was last known to be living in the town’s Hogarth Road. He is also wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence.

Women sought after heartless thieves steal buggy at Lakeside

POLICE are keen to hear from anyone who recognises two women who were caught on CCTV at the time that a pushchair was stolen from the Lakeside Shopping Centre. Two suspects had entered into the Santa’s Grotto area at the shopping centre shortly before 7pm on Tuesday December 10, 2013 and removed a Silver Cross push chair chassis and a Maxi Cosi car seat that was attached to it.

Warning after thefts from key safes lead to burglaries

PEOPLE who have key safes outside their homes are being asked to make sure they are fitted securely and positioned carefully. The advice follows a couple of recent incidents in Thurrock whereby attempts were made to gain entry to properties by attempts to remove the safe.

Essex Police raising awareness of domestic abuse

ESSEX Police is taking part in a national campaign this week to raise awareness of domestic abuse issues and the response of the police and partner agencies. Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh has made a commitment from Essex Police to offer better protection and support to victims of domestic abuse.

Have you seen a 6ft 8 inch bogus police officer?

THE first man is described as white, 6ft 8ins tall, with short black hair, was unshaven, wearing black trousers, a black shirt and black coat. He spoke with a northern accent and was aged in his 20s. The second was also white, stocky, 5ft 6ins tall, with short ginger hair, wearing black trousers, a navy jacket and was about 24-years-old.

Man arrested, pedestrian seriously injured after collision in Rectory Road, Grays

RECTORY Road in Grays closed in both directions between the A126 Dock Road junction and the Crescent Avenue junction, because of an accident. Police would like to hear from any motorists or pedestrians who were in the area at the time and who witnessed the incident or events leading up to it. They can call Grays CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police in search of “hot” furnace

POLICE want to hear from anyone with information about the theft of a furnace from a warehouse in Alfred Street in Grays. Thieves got into the Grays Auction Rooms sometime between 4pm on Friday February 7 and 10.30am the next day, by forcing the padlock on the shutters and then the front door.

Two arrested after making off from crash in East Tilbury

A COLLISION between two cars in East Tilbury led to the arrest of two people suspected of taking a car without permission. The incident happened at 11am on Wednesday February 19th when a Seat car failed to stop for police officers in Linford.

Thousands gone as safe stolen from F1 Karting in Grays

POLICE would like to hear from anyone with information about a burglary which took place at F1 Karting Limited off Motherwell Way in Grays just before 11.55pm on Saturday February 1. Thieves smashed through a brick wall at the rear of the premises to get in, activating an alarm in the process. They then removed a safe, which was ripped from its bolts in the floor, from the premises.

Grays man pleads guilty to stealing thousands from Afghan war hero

GRAYS MAN Conor Aldous has pleaded guilty to stealing £2,500 from the bank account of grievously injured war hero Alex Stringer. Private Stringer, a former student at William Edwards lost both legs and an arm by a land mine in 2011.

Teen in court over Grays murder charge

A GRAYS teenager appeared at Basildon magistrates court in relation to the murder of a teenager in Grays.

Breaking News: Teen charged over murder of 14-year-old in Grays

A MAN has been charged with murder following the death of a teenage boy in Grays. Lewis Daynes, 18, a computer engineer of Roseberry Road, Grays, will appear before Basildon Magistrates Court tomorrow

Jewellery found next to Tilbury road-side

They had been implementing a lane closure on the westbound carriageway following a minor road crash on Saturday, October 12, 2013 when they discovered the engraved-gold pocket watch and necklaces. Officers have spent the past five months trying to identify its rightful owner, but have failed to do through a number of enquiries.

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