Suspicious activity flagged by neighbour
NEIGHBOUR reports of suspicious activity in Abbeymead to police could have prevented a possible burglary in the area.
A vigilant resident called police just after noon on Monday, October 14 reporting two boys throwing stones at a house and acting suspiciously in Kingsmead.
A police helicopter and dog were used to search for the pair as they ran through streets and gardens.
They were soon rounded up and quizzed by police, but no offences were believed to have occurred.
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Sergeant Jon Testar said: “We've asked for the public's support in calling in suspicious incidents as soon as possible and this represents an excellent response by the community and our officers as part of Operation Switch.
“These actions could have been a precursor to a burglary and it was essential we got there quickly.
“The last 24 hours of Operation Switch has seen just one burglary but we want to keep people aware and alert to the danger as the nights get darker.
“We're continuing to run crime prevention events in the upcoming weeks and would also urge people to review the security advice at www.gloucestershire.police.uk.”
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on warrant for breach of a youth order in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, October 15.