Sunday, 29 May 2011

A burglar was disturbed by a neighbour when he tried to break into a house on Hawthorne Avenue. He knocked on the door and when there was no reply he tried to force his way in. Fortunately someone heard him and when he was approached he ran off. The incident occurred on Thursday May 19th. He was described as thin, 6ft 3in/6ft 4in and wearing a red and black top with a hood and dark tracksuit bottoms. Anyone with information should call 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Fire crews and the Environment Agency were called to a chemical spillage on Acton Lane industrial estate after a drum on a lorry began to leak. It was feared the chemical could leak into nearby Forbes Hole nature reserve but an agency spokesman said that there had been no seepage and that the Fire Service had used sand to absorb the plastisol which was not a toxic product. The incident took place on Thursday May 19th and involved around 200 litres of the substance which is used for screen printing.