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Police hunt for ten most wanted burglary suspects



Large picture – L to R top row – Max Nevin, Simon Knights, Simon Bercowitz, Billy Foster, Stefan Grigor

L to R bottom row – James Hanrahan, David Powell, Patrick Doran, Vasile Rotaru, Felipe Teixeira

Detectives from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Thames Valley Police are hunting for these men who could be responsible for dozens of break-ins across the region.

A three-week burglary campaign is currently being run across the four force areas –the first time a campaign has been co-ordinated across all four at the same time to tackle the issue.

As part of the on-going campaign, details of some of the most wanted burglary suspects are being issued to the public in a bid to help find them.

The men police are looking for are:

– Billy Foster, 20, of no fixed address, is wanted on suspicion of burglary in Smallfield, Surrey, on 6 April 2014 during which £15,000 was stolen. He is also wanted on warrant for failing to answer bail after he was arrested on suspicion of theft.

– Stefan Grigor, 38, of no fixed address, is wanted on suspicion of attempted burglary on a home in Cleaves Avenue, Ewell on 15 July 2014.

– James Hanrahan, 21, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Ridgeway Close in Camberley, in January. He is also wanted on recall to prison after he was released on licence partway through a 12 month sentence for dangerous driving.

– Max Nevin, 22, of Hastings Road, Battle. Nevin is wanted in connection with a series of burglaries at the same home in Witherenden Hill, Burwash Common, in December 2013 and January 2014. He is also wanted on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and failing to answer bail.

– Simon Knights, 38, is wanted for questioning about seven burglaries in Sussex, an attempted burglary in Sussex, three burglaries in Hampshire and one in each of Kent and Essex since 12 June. A £2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction for at least one of the offences.

– Convicted burglar Simon Bercowitz is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence after he was released part way through a five and a half year sentence for a series of break-ins in Hampshire. It is thought the 64-year-old, of Marine Parade, Brighton, could be committing further offences.

– David Powell is wanted in connection with three burglaries in the Gravesend area between 25 and 27 February. Powell is 26 and has connections with the Gravesend area and London.

– Police want to speak to Patrick Doran about a burglary in Lennox Road, Gravesend, on 16 September. Doran is 39 and has connections throughout Kent and also in the Northampton area.

– Vasile Rotaru was arrested on suspicion of committing two burglaries in Farnham Common, in March 2012 but after being released while officers carried out further inquiries he did not answer bail and is now wanted.

– Felipe Teixeira is wanted for questioning over a series of offences in Crawley. Officers want to speak to him about burglaries in Curteys Walk, Cowfold Close and Windsor Close in Crawley in July and August this year.

Members of the public are being urged to keep an eye out for these men and to call 999 if they see any of them.

Residents are also being asked to report anyone acting suspiciously in their area or vehicles that are seen being parked or driven at unusual times of the day or in roads they are not normally seen in.

Surrey Police Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: “We need the public’s help to track down and arrest each of these men.

“We believe they could have been involved in a number of burglaries and we need to speak to them as soon as possible.

“If you see any of them, or know where they have been or could be, please contact us immediately.

“What you see and report to us could prevent you, one of your family, friends or neighbours from becoming a victim of burglary.”

Recent updates during the campaign in Surrey include:

Gheorghita Onisei, 47, of Weydon Hill Road, Farnham appeared at Guildford Magistrates Courton Wednesday 5 November charged with five counts of burglary. He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Guildford Crown Court on 27 November.

James Fisher appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court on XXXX charged with two counts of domestic burglary and has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 27 November.

Raheim Ssekkono, 19, of Naseby Road in London has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary following a joint investigation by East Surrey Local Proactive Unit and the Metropolitan Police Service. The charges relate to offences in West Ewell and Epsom between June and October. He has been remanded in custody until a future date.

For more information about our current regional burglary campaign, and for up to date crime prevention advice visit

If you have any information about burglaries you can report online via, or call 101. If you see or hear a burglary taking place call 999 immediately.

Residents can also being encouraged to register their items on the world’s largest property database so that if they are stolen, they can be reunited with the owners – and so the offenders can be prosecuted. You can register your property in just a few minutes by visiting

Call 101 for all non-emergency policing matters or report online at

Call 999 if you have a genuine emergency requiring the attendance of the police (eg a crime is in progress or someone is in immediate danger)

Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information about a crime and don’t want to leave your name.



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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner



Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter , now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter when could not drive it as was spotted driving it in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops manages to get their hands in her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.



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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth



Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via



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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies



Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”



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