Two arrests in Wisbech after spate of 26 burglaries in four months

PUBLISHED: 17:22 02 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:22 02 August 2019

Two arrests in Wisbech after spate of 26 burglaries in four months. Pictured is Holmes Drive. Picture: GOOGLE EARTH

Two arrests in Wisbech after spate of 26 burglaries in four months. Pictured is Holmes Drive. Picture: GOOGLE EARTH

Archant

A man from Wisbech has been arrested in connection with a burglary where a woman in her 80s was assaulted on Monday night (July 29).

The incident happened in Holmes Drive after the woman allegedly tried to stop a burglar from entering her home, leaving her with minor injuries.

The man is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

A 17-year-old boy from Wisbech was also arrested yesterday afternoon (Aug 1) in connection with another burglary in the town.

You may also want to watch:

He has since been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on August 27.

It comes as police revealed that in the last four months there have been 26 burglaries in the town with the majority taking place in June and July.

Most of the burglaries have taken place overnight, however some have been during the day.

Many have been through forced entry with both homes and outbuildings such as garages and sheds being targeted.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard