Saturday, September 30, 2023

Police arrest five over aggravated burglary in East Tilbury

OFFICERS investigating a reported attempted burglary in Tilbury have made five arrests.

Police were called to reports of a group behaving suspiciously outside an address in Coronation Avenue, East Tilbury, shortly after 3.50am on Friday 8 September.

Officers were on the scene, speaking with witnesses at the scene and taking accounts from neighbours and reviewing CCTV footage.

After speaking to one resident, officers established a group of males had attempted to force entry to a vacant neighbouring property.

By 4.08 am officers arrested five males found inside a nearby car, also recovering a baseball bat from the vehicle.

Five men, a 33-year-old, a 30-year-old, a 23-year-old, a 28-year-old and a 36-year-old, all from London, were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

They remain in custody for questioning.


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