West Mercia Police have provided an update on an incident that occurred in a Herefordshire village.

From West Mercia Police:

On June 26th, we received a report about  a registration plate that was found in the bushes along C1295, from B4224, Fownhope, HR1 4PA. 

Our Safer Neighbourhood Team responded and discovered that the registration number and SOS emergency unit had been ripped out from a vehicle. 

Officers visited the registered address of the vehicle and found an insecure premises.

It appears that offenders gained entry by reaching through a cat flap and unlocking the back door from the inside, An untidy search of the premises was conducted. 

The offenders stole a BMW from the driveway and several thousand pounds worth of motorcycles. 

It’s believed that cloned plates were placed on the BMW before it was driven away. 

Nearby residents reported hearing revving sounds in the early hours of the morning.

Additionally, at around 17:40 on the 25th , a member of the public noticed a very shiny silver Vivaro, possibly a 67 plate, parked near to the what three worlds location ///fruitcake.slouched.bags. 

Two males, described as heavyset and with a  traveller complexion, they were seen in the van.

They appeared to try and avoid being seen when the individual rode past. 

The van was still there at 20:00 with no apparent work being done, which seemed suspicious given the heat and time passed.

At this time, it’s unclear if the silver van is involved.

We are appealing for any information regarding this incident. If you live in the area, please check your CCTV footage and report anything unusual to us quoting crime number 22/54820/24

If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Thank you for your cooperation.