South Derbyshire police appeal for information after windows damaged in Melbourne
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Our Safer Neighbourhood team in Melbourne is appealing for information after two residents have reported damage to windows of their homes over recent weeks.
The incidents happened in Derby Road, Melbourne between 31 July and 4 August.
It appears that the windows have been damaged by pellets fired from an air rifle or catapult.
This follows a series of incidents in December and January, where car and house windows were damaged in a similar manner in Aston and Weston and windows were damaged at St Bartholomew’s Church, Elvaston.
PCSO Emma Guest, from the team, said: “We take incidents like this seriously, and we ask people in Melbourne to be vigilant and report any damage or suspicious behaviour to us.
“It is not only the cost and inconvenience to the victims; it is the risk of injury that these incidents pose.”
“It is a criminal offence to carry items of this type without good reason and anyone caught doing so, may be subject to arrest.”
If you think you can help, please get in touch with Emma using one of the following non-emergency contact methods, quoting reference number 19*411261:
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.