Police Column: Arrests following Bainton shed burglary and boat stolen in Stamford

This week’s police column, written by community beat sergeant Rachel Blackwell, focuses on recent crimes and police operations.

Operation Underhill

Police have launched this operation to combat damage associated with night-time revellers in Stamford.

In recent months we have seen damage caused to properties, commercial premises and vehicles in and around the town centre, on both main and side roads.

Dedicated patrols have been stepped up to identify people making their way home who might be responsible. We still urge residents, however, to ring 101 as soon as possible if you see anyone causing damage in and around the town centre.

Burglary suspects arrested

Officers arrested two men from Peterborough near the scene of a shed burglary in Ufford Road, Bainton in the early hours of Sunday.

Property from the break-in was located nearby.

At the same time, a vehicle stolen from Peterborough earlier that night was located bearing number plates stolen from a vehicle in Stamford.

Lincolnshire Police are now working with Cambridgeshire Police to investigate this incident and other similar offences.

If you have any information please call 101 and quote incident 78 of April 7.

Boat stolen

A small boat was stolen from the pier at Brownlow Quay, Belton Street, Stamford, at some point over the weekend.

The boat, which does not have a functional motor, is a BIC245 and is pale beige and green.

This is an unusual theft and it may be that the boat was moved as a prank.

If you have any information, please call 999, quoting incident 277 of April 7.