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Appeal after £50k Poulton industrial estate burglary



POLICE are appealing for information following a high value commercial burglary from a storage and distribution unit on Poulton Industrial Estate over the weekend.

The burglary took place at EVTS storage and distribution unit sometime between 7.30pm on Saturday 30th November and 12.30am on Sunday 1st December.

The offenders have gained entry by forcing the entrance roller shutter doors before removing two HGV wagons that were parked inside the unit and abandoning them near to the premises before filling up their own vehicles with a variety of products that were being stored over the weekend awaiting delivery.

Police investigations have identified that six vehicles and a number of persons were involved over a four hour period in removing the items from within the unit and loading them into waiting vans.

The vehicles were all vans displaying cloned registration plates and included a Berlingo van, Mercedes Sprinter van, a Box van and Transit van.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary and the possible whereabouts of the stolen property.

DS Kathryn Riley from Wyre CID said; “This was clearly a pre-planned and well organised burglary and I would appeal to anybody with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact police.

“The offenders have escaped with a large quantity of products including alcohol, medicine, electrical cable and lead. It is possible some of this property has been offered for sale so again I would be keen to speak with anybody that thinks they may have been offered any of these products or has any information about where they could be to contact Wyre CID on 101.”

The items stolen include;
1. Electrical items which are mainly Babyliss hair products
2. 84 cases of Budweiser beer item code 109592 with 20x300ml bottles in each case.
3. 2 pallets of Cabernet Shiraz valued at £5625
4. 2 pallets of lead.
5. 1 x pallet of various size and grade of electrical cable.
6. Quantity of Persil washing up liquid and Star lights food sticks
7. 10,000 jars of vaseline. (912 cases of 12 jars per case)
8. 11 cases of Claymore whisky
9. 12 cases of Vladi Vodka
10. 7 cases of RSV Brandy
11. 3 x cases of ‘funtime’ banana milkshake in 480ml bottles
12. 8640 boxes of Ranatidine tablets in packets of 12
13. 54 cases with 64 items in each case of muscle rub.
14. 1500 x cases of Bells cough Linctus (6 x 200ml bottles in each case)
15. 24 cases of Lipsore cold cream.
16. 272 cases of Bells Kilkof
17. 84 cases of Abdine relief powders
18. 27 cases of Bells muscle rub
19. Various candy/sweets (unknown quantity) valued at £738.

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.



Trev Sherwood is the founder & blogger at the UK’s Leading Crime & Policing News. Delivering you breaking news, insightful analysis, legislation & positive news!

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The Wesley Nightclub in Hartlepool is ablaze



An area of Hartlepool town centre has been closed as flames rip through the former Wesley nightclub.

Police and Fire Fighters were quickly on the scene of the blaze at the former Wesley Nightclub and Chruch in Hartlepool.

The Grade II Listed Building has stood empty for a number of years and is a very iconic building within Hartlepool.


Trevor Sherwood Police Hour editor said “The flames are reaching 20ft in the air and a large number of fire appliances are on the scene loud explosions can be heard from inside the building”

“I arrived on scene just before the first fire appliance  got there, loud bangs could be heard from inside and the fire quickly took hold”

“It was over 30 minutes before Cleveland Fire could get a hose safely on the building as they needed an aerial platform”.

Hugh flames can be seen for several miles as firefighters tackle the blaze. It took Firefighters almost 30 minutes before they were able to get a hose onto the fire which seemed to be mainly on the roof of the building with flames up to 20ft.


Firefighters have been called to a blaze at the former Wesley nightclub and church in Wesley Square, Hartlepool.

The Wesley Chruch opened n 1872 and became an iconic image within Hartlepool sadly the church closed in 1973 and later reopened as a nightclub in the early 2000s and then later a gym complex.

The business was closed and has been empty for over 10 years left to fall to bits with many people within Hartlepool hoping the building could be brought back to life.


Cleveland Fire Brigade was alerted to the fire just after 9pm and with a large number of fire appliances being sent the scene.

Cleveland Police assisted the fire brigade by enforcing a number of road closures on Victoria Road and Raby Road.

We have contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for comment.

Members of the public are being warned to keep their windows shut as thick smoke is billowing across the centre of Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police have released a statement “Officers have been called to a report of a fire at an empty building known as the Wesley Nightclub on Victoria Road in Hartlepool on Saturday 9th December”

“Police are currently on scene with Cleveland Fire Brigade and it is believed no one is injured at this time.”

“Victoria Road and Wesley Square are currently closed and people are advised to avoid these areas until further notice.”

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened leading up to the fire is requested to contact Cleveland Police on 101.



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On-Duty Police Constable James Dixon has sadly died



It is with great sadness that we report the death of Police Constable James Dixon and a 91-year-old woman following an incident on the A4 in Berkshire.

PC James Dixon died after the police motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Bath Road near Hare Hatch at 13:50 GMT.

The pensioner was a passenger in the car and was killed while the driver was rushed to hospital.

Police Hour has now launched a readers appeal to help raise money to support the family of the fallen police officer and the 91-year-old victim who has not yet been named.

The road will remain closed for the remainder of Tuesday.

PC Dixon was a highly respected police

Officer of Thames Valley Police

A force spokesman said officers remained at the scene of the collision and had advised motorists to avoid the area.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with their families and friends and the colleagues of the officer at this very difficult time.

“IPCC investigators are attending the scene as part of an independent investigation to determine the circumstances which lead to the collision.”

PC Dixon was based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading.

Police said the injuries of the driver involved are “not thought to be life threatening”.

Police Hour has now launched a readers appeal to help raise money to support the family of the fallen police officer and the 91-year-old victim who has not yet been named Please Donate now even if it’s just £5. 



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MI5 have prevented nine terror attacks this year



MI5 have prevented nine terrorist attacks within the United Kingdom in the past year, its boss has told Downing Street officials.

They have also prevented a total of 13 terror attacks within the last four years Andrew Parker head of MI5 has confirmed.

Mr Parker told Theresa May that the defeat of Islamic State in Syria did not mean that the terrorist threat was over.

Mr Parker warned that social media was the new tool being used to incite terror attacks across the world.

Mr Parker has released the figures ahead of the publication of an investigation of the security services and police amid the wave of increased terror attacks within the UK.

The review looks at whether MI5 and counter terror cops could have prevented the five successful terror attacks within the UK.



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