Whilst the village no longer has an active Neighbourhood Watch Group the groups in the Borough as a whole remain active and the Essex Police Watch Liaison Officer produces periodic reports on crime in the area. Despite no longer having an active Neighbourhood Watch in the village, we still receive these crime reports and as we do so, we will update you on recent crimes committed within the area covered by our Neighbourhood Policing Team (i.e. Eight Ash Green & West Bergholt). The latest reports to 10th November reported the following:
28th – 29th October – Nayland Road
Burglary in a building other than a dwelling.
Suspect unknown has gained entry into the bed and breakfast annex of the main building by means unknown and causing no visible damage, suspects have then used bodily force to break through the connecting door of the grade two listed premises causing damage to the door and surrounding wall, selective search, cash only removed.
30th – 31st October – Mumford Road
Attempted Burglary in a dwelling (Indictable).
Suspect unknown has attempted to gain access through the front door, no access gained and no property taken. Front door and frame damaged.
31st October 2013 – Donard Drive
Burglary in a dwelling.
Suspect unknown has entered via the rear patio door which was not locked so no forced entry. Suspect has then gone upstairs and removed items and money belonging to the victim from the master and spare bedroom before leaving the property.