Police Column: Hunt for driver who hit two cyclists

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This week’s police column, written by community beat sergeant Rachel Blackwell, looks at a car hitting two cyclists and several thefts.

Failure to stop after bike boys injured

One of the men police believe stole from Currys/PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on June 26. Crime reference 32130024844

One of the men police believe stole from Currys/PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on June 26. Crime reference 32130024844

On Thursday, July 18, between 3.55pm and 4pm two 10-year-old boys were cycling along Cambridge Road in Stamford.

They saw a black woman approach a silver or grey people carrier, open the door and get in the driver’s side.

The woman reversed her car and collided with the two boys, knocking them off their bikes. She then drove off without stopping. Both boys suffered cuts and bruises.

If you have any information or can identify the car or driver please contact PC 1186 Laybourn at Stamford Police Station on 101.

One of the men police believe stole from Currys/PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on June 26. Crime reference 32130024844

One of the men police believe stole from Currys/PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on June 26. Crime reference 32130024844

Doorstep seller warning update

We continue to receive reports of suspicious doorstep visitors, and encourage residents to keep ringing us if this happens to you.

Your information is really useful. Try to remember everything you can. What did they look like? What were they carrying or trying to sell? Could you see a vehicle they had come from?

Last week alone we had really positive informative reports from residents in Bridge Street, Deeping St James, King Street, West Deeping and Station Road, Morton.

In those cases, the suspicious callers were either claiming to be deaf, or raising money for education.

Bourne Leisure Centre theft in changing rooms

An iPhone was stolen from the pocket of clothing left by a leisure centre user in the changing rooms at 3.30pm on Monday.

Visitors are reminded not to leave their valuables unattended, and to use lockers wherever possible, particularly during summer holidays when the leisure centre sees a higher number of visitors.

If you have any information about the theft, please use the reference Incident 290 of August 5.

CCTV appeal - Currys, Stamford

We’d like to speak to the men pictured left in connection with a high value theft from Currys/PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on June 26.

If you think you can identify the men, please call us on 101, quoting crime reference 32130024844. Investigating Officer is PC 928 Rob Bentley.

Crime updates

Burglars stole electronic goods and jewellery from a house in South Witham.

Between 5pm and midnight on Sunday, burglars broke into a house in Halford Close through the bottom panel of the side door.

Police said several items have been taken including a camcorder, jewellery, computer games and possibly other items.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious call police on 101 and quote incident 14 of August 5.

There was also an attempted burglary at Glen Close, in Little Bytham.

The owner returned home at 10.30am on Sunday to discover the cat flap on the back door of the property had been tampered with.

Anyone with information should quote incident 497 of August 4 when talking to police.

In Stamford an iPhone was stolen on Saturday night. Police believe the phone was stolen in The Lord Burghley pub in Broad Street in Stamford.

To report information, cite incident number 5 of August 4.

Also between 5pm on Satuday and 9.30am on Sunday, a pane of glass was broken at Asker’s bakery in Red Lion Street, Stamford.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting reference 171 of August 4.

Alternatively, contact independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or report it via the Crimestoppers website.