West Mercia Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a property between Mordiford and Fownhope.

“Sometime between 0330hrs – 0400hrs on Thursday 16th February), a property was targeted in the Fownhope area. The property is situated off the B4224 on the stretch between Mordiford bridge and Fownhope village. 

“Offender(s) have broken into a vehicle parked on a driveway and attempted to break into a shed. 

“A laptop has been stolen but fortunately we believe that the offender(s) were disturbed before being able to steal anything else. It is believed that the offender(s) had a vehicle parked close by which they used for their escape. 

“If anyone has any information that may be able to assist our investigation then please email us on – herefordrn.snt@westmercia.police.uk quoting crime number 00051_I_16022023. 

“Please check your outbuildings and make sure that they are locked up and are as secure as they possibly can be. 

“We would always advise to have a good security light in the vicinity of any outbuildings that will alert you to any movement that is occurring in that area.  

“This can also be a deterrent to the offender if a light suddenly comes on…..is it recording? is it alerting the home owner? can people now see me? Any doubt to these questions can be enough to scare someone away.”