Crime incidents reported in Tapton Hill area – plus precinct postbox and bus stop vandalised

A series of incidents have recently been reported in the Tapton Hill district of Crosspool:

  • a Mercedes car was been deliberately scratched on Tapton Hill Road
  • a BMW car was broken into on Tapton Bank to steal the airbag
  • prowlers have been spotted in back gardens in the early hours of the morning on Tapton Hill Road

If you see anything suspicious please call 999 for emergencies immediately or 101 for non-emergencies.

The incidents follow reports of van thieves operating in the neighbournood in the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, the postbox and bus stop outside Spar have been vandalised over the last couple of days:

Van thieves operating in Crosspool

Residents have been in touch to ask us to pass on to van owners that there are thieves operating in the Crosspool area.

One van had its side door prized off on Den Bank Crescent on Tuesday night this week.

Another van was targeted the same night on Hagg Lane. The side door was again prized open and the front window smashed.

And on Thursday night a van was targeted on Den Bank Drive.

Reward offered for information on stolen rabbit

Abu the rabbit
Did you see Abu the rabbit and his hutch being stolen?

A rabbit and hutch belonging to a six year-old girl was stolen from a garden on Manchester Road last weekend.

The owners are appealing for people to get in touch if they saw anything or know the whereabouts of the grey and white rabbit, who is called Abu.

Abu and his hutch are thought to have been taken between 7 and 9pm on Sunday 5 August. A van or large car was probably used due to the weight and size of the two-story hutch. The vehicle will probably have been parked near or opposite the Jet petrol station around that time.

If you can help then please call 07828 869313. A reward has been offered.