Spate of burglaries at homes in Spalding

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UPDATE THURSDAY 10AM: Police are stepping up patrols in Spalding after a spate of burglaries at homes where people were asleep inside.

A purse and computer were stolen from a house in Ladywood Road at about 2.20am on Wednesday.

Then a laptop was stolen from a house in Halmergate at 3am and a third break-in happened at a house in Cross Street where someone leaned through an unlocked window and stole keys and a torch.

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, said: “On all three occasions, people were asleep in these properties and entry was gained through insecure doors or windows.

“I have put out extra police patrols to tackle these recent burglaries but please help us by not leaving doors and ground floor windows insecure.”

Anyone with information should call Spalding CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

TUESDAY 6PM: Police are hunting an intruder who broke into a Spalding home while a woman and child were sleeping inside.

The intruder forced their way into a house in Exeter Drive and then shone a torch in the faces of an elderly woman and her young granddaughter.

Nothing was taken during the break-in which took place at about 2.30am on Sunday when the intruder left without harming the woman and child.

Anyone with information should call 101, stating incident 98 of August 3, or call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.