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Local Police Forces Appeal for Witnesses After Robberies in King’s Sutton, Adderbury and Banbury

September 12th, 2012

As ever, far too late, Northamptonshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in between 22:00 on Thursday August 30 and 06:00 on Friday August 31 at a stable yard in the King’s Sutton area. Fencing around the yard was damaged during the incident and the following items were stolen: 

1 x Cob size brown snaffle bridle with drop noseband and plaited leather reins
1 x Brown Barnsby GP saddle
1 x Brown West Country GP saddle with Sprenger stirrups
3 x 6ft rugs (2 x turnout and 1 x stable)
1 x body protector
1 x orange petrol strimmer
1 x IFor Williams flatbed trailer 

Robberies in Adderbury and Banbury
Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at  the Red Lion pub in Adderbury last week. At about 01:40 last Thursday morning, September 6, three men broke into the pub by smashing glass in the rear door, then used a fire extinguisher to smash the fruit machine inside, stealing cash from it. The thieves then ran off across The Green. The three men were all around 5ft 10 ins, average build, and wearing black clothing. At least one of them is believed to be white. Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the men running off or has any other information about the burglary. In particular they want to trace the driver of a white taxi, which was seen in the area just after the offenders ran off and left in the direction of Banbury. 

Thames Valley Police are also appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a jeweller’s shop in Banbury yesterday morning (September 11). At around 10:40, police were called to reports of a robbery in the High Street. A number of men with their heads covered attacked the shop with a hammer and stole high value watches. It is believed they made off from the scene on motorbikes although one man was detained at the scene by a member of the public, who also managed to pull the headcovering from another one of the offenders. A bag containing some or possibly all the property from the robbery was found at the scene. Det Insp Mike Lynch said: “We would urge any witnesses, and there were many as this was a busy shopping street, to contact us as a matter of urgency to tell us what they saw.”

Anyone able to help the police with any of these incidents should call 101 and select the appropriate force, If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. 

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