Harlow man wanted following School Lane assault

HARLOW police would like to hear from anyone with information about the current whereabouts of a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an assault. Lee Oliver, aged 24, is being sought by police after a man was assaulted in School Lane in Harlow on Tuesday November 12.

Police release e-fit of Paringdon road phone snatcher

SSEX Police have issued an e-fit of a man they want to speak to as part of their investigation into the attempted theft of a mobile phone from a 16-year-old girl in Harlow last Friday. The victim was walking along Paringdon Road shortly before 7.25pm on Friday November 29 when three men on the other side of the road started shouting at her.

Dramatic police chase ends with car on its roof on Southern Way

AROUND 8pm on Friday December 6th, police attempted to stop a Silver Ford Mondeo on the A414 which had previously been seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the theft of a catalytic convertor from a vehicle in Witham earlier the same day. The vehicle failed to stop and was initially lost, at which point an area search commenced – which included the use of the police helicopter.

Appeal after burglary in Shawbridge

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow. The patio door at the back of a house in Shawbridge was smashed between 11.15am and 2.45pm on Monday, December, to gain entry.

Men rob teenager in Shawbridge

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an attempt to rob a 15-year-old boy in Harlow. The boy from Harlow was walking in Shawbridge at about 5.30pm on Monday, December 2, when two men in a silver coloured saloon car pulled up alongside him and three friends and shouted at them.

Teenagers in court over “filmed assault” in Bush Fair

TWO juvenile students have been charged with a serious assault and will appear in Youth Court this month, following an incident in Harlow in July.

The assault happened at the back of the library off Tilegate Road in the Bush Fair area at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4. A 49 year old man had been walking along grassland when he was approached by a group of people, who punched and kicked him until he became unconscious. This was also filmed on mobile telephones. The local man received a fractured eye socket and other facial injuries.

Man charged with GBH over teen attack

A MAN has been charged, and another arrested, following an incident in Harlow where a 17-year-old boy was assaulted. Dean Neil, 20, of Altham Grove, Harlow, was charged with grievous bodily harm without intent and assault in connection with the incident in Woodwards, Harlow, on the evening of Friday November 22.

Police appeal after woman assaulted near church

POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of a woman in Harlow. At about 6.50am on November 20, a 52-year-old local woman was walking in Tawneys Road near to St Stephens Church when she was approached by a man who punched her in the face causing bruising around her right eye.

Man wanted over theft from Maplins

IT is alleged the man went into Maplin Electronics in Howard Way at around 1.30pm on Thursday October 24 with another man and took two sat navs and a mini projector and left the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognises him is asked to call Pc Mark Smith at Harlow Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Theft from Boots on Broad Walk

POLICE would like to speak with this man about a theft from Boots in Harlow. A man walked into the store, in Broad Walk, at about 1pm on November 9 and selected some aftershave from the display.

Lawn arm of the law! £100k worth of stolen garden tools found in Harlow lock-up

POLICE are looking to reunite a final few stolen items with their rightful owners after they were stolen during a series of burglaries in north-west Essex earlier this year. Seventy-nine items of stolen property were returned to their rightful owners at a two-day event held by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s North Herts Local Crime Unit and Safer Neighbourhood Teams over the weekend (November 16 and November 17).

Police warn after bogus “toilet” scam

DC Laura Cuthbert said: “We received a number of calls on November 11 from residents who said that a woman and teenage boy knocked on their door, asking to use a toilet. In some cases the resident allowed them to enter, and sadly that trust was then abused by the people stealing from them. House to house enquires in the area showed that they had knocked on several other addresses in the area but were all refused entry and left.”

Three men sought after women robbed at bus stop

THEY approached the victim and then rifled through her pockets and took her money. The woman was not physically harmed but she was left very distressed by the incident. The first suspect is described as black, in his late 30s, 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build, with short hair and a line beard and moustache. He was wearing a cream jumper and blue jeans. The second man was black, in his mid 20s, with wavy hair which was shorter on the sides. He was 5ft 6in tall, of chubby build, and was wearing a shiny black adidas top and blue jeans.

Police warning over latest telephone fraud scam

POLICE are warning people in Harlow to be aware of a variation of a telephone fraud scam after a number of people reported dubious phone calls yesterday (Fri Nov 8). Four people, in Leigh on Sea, have contacted police after they were called by men claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police or a company running a competition.

Suspected fuel thief sought after making off from Edinburgh Way

A BLACK Volkswagen Gold was filled with £38.58 of diesel and the driver then left the forecourt of the Esso in Edinburgh Way at 9.20pm on October 16, making no attempt to pay. Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image is asked to contact Pc Michael Ornellas at Harlow police station on 101 or Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.

Film: Police bosses set out challenges ahead

THE police need all the help they can get from the public in order to reduce crime levels. Should the police enlist the help of Neighbourhood Watch groups by alerting them quickly to crimes committed in their area? Asking members for any information they might have about a crime committed today or yesterday – eg were there any strangers or unusual vehicles in your road/area today? – is much more likely to bear fruit than informing them that crimes were committed 2 months ago. Information sent to the relevant District Co-ordinator could be passed on quickly to an individual road or group of roads. Would the Chief Constable comment on this please?”

Border raid nets tennis finals Mercedes

RESIDENTS and motorists in Harlow could hold the key to a burglary in Hertfordshire in which thieves stole a Mercedes linked to the ATP tennis finals which begin at the London 02 Arena this week. The break-in happened when thieves forced open the front door of a house on Greenstead in Sawbridgeworth between 11:30pm Saturday, November 2 and 1:30am Sunday, November 3 and stole the car keys to two parked vehicles outside. They then drove off in them.

Robbery on Second Ave

AT about half-past midnight, early hours of October 26, a 54 year old local man was walking along Second Avenue pushing his pedal cycle along when a group of two men and a woman walked passed him travelling in the same direction. They appeared drunk and the victim was nervous of them. A short time later one of the men appeared from the bushes and walked straight over to him and demanded his bike. The victim was then punched in the face when he declined to hand it over and his bike taken. Two other people stood watching the incident but did not take part. The suspect and the other two then made off towards Waterhouse Moor.

Attack in Hookfield leaves man with broken jaw

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault which took place at Hookfield, in Harlow, and left a man with a broken jaw. The attack took place at around 11.10pm on Saturday October 26 as the victim, a 39-year-old man, was walking with two friends along Hookfield, towards shops at Bush Fair.

Halloween warning from police

ESSEX Police is urging everyone to use the appropriate number if they need to contact officers during the Halloween period. With extra patrols in place across the town, not only have the police warned people regarding anti-social behaviour but they have also advised the public re ringing the right number. Members of the public should never hesitate to call 999 in a genuine emergency such as where there is a crime or serious incident in progress, a serious risk of injury or a risk of serious damage to property.