Police renew appeal in Hampton vandalism probe - The Evesham Observer

Police renew appeal in Hampton vandalism probe

Evesham Editorial 21st Jun, 2019   0

OFFICERS investigating the two incidents of criminal damage at an historic Hampton church have refused to rule out both incidents being linked

Speaking as police renewed their appeal for witnesses, Evesham Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt Emma Burrows said: “These incidents have hit the hearts of our community and our local officers feel saddened and upset by the damage caused.

“We cannot say at this stage if the incidents are linked, however the initial witness appeal has resulted in some lines of enquiry that we are currently pursuing.

“We would reiterate that if anyone has any information about these incidents, no matter how small or insignificant you may think it is, we would urge you to get in touch as it may be able to assist us with our investigation.

“Moving forward, we are working closely with our partner agencies to ensure there is an increased presence in the area to prevent such an incident from happening again

The first incident happened some time between 3am and 5.30am on Sunday morning (16 June) when an unknown number of offenders entered the cemetery and caused extensive damage to the graveyard.

The second incident happened some time between 8pm on Wednesday (19 June) and 7am on Thursday (20 June), when an unknown number of offenders sprayed graffiti in the car park.

Anyone with any information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 211s of 16 June or 92s of 19 June or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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