Beating burglary together: man charged with eight offences
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Martin Edward Fox, aged 49, of no fixed address, was arrested on 26 September and later charged the same day with six burglaries, an attempt burglary and a theft. Five burglaries were reported in Lincolnshire and happened between 16 and 25 September. These charges relate to homes in Bridge End, Grantham, Little Bytham and two in Castle Bytham. The remaining charges of burglary, attempt burglary and theft, relate to incidents across the border in Darfoulds, Nottinghamshire.
Detective Inspector Dave Penney said, “We are committed to working with our communities to tackle this invasive crime. Our campaign, Beating Burglary Together, is all about providing more information about what and where the risks are, along with crime prevention advice. For this to be effective, we need to show that we are acting swiftly and thoroughly when you make a report. As this investigation crossed our border, a collaborative effort was essential and we had officers working long hours this week together with our Nottinghamshire Police colleagues.”
Fox was remanded into custody following an appearance at Lincoln Magistrates Court yesterday (27 September).
Our Beating Burglary Together campaign aims to give an insight into how we tackle burglary while also highlighting crime prevention and security advice. For more information about reducing your risk of burglary, visit our website section on crime prevention. We recommend Immobilise where you can log your valuables and record serial numbers – this helps in our investigations and means you are more likely to get your property back if it’s stolen.