UK Burglary

How To Make Your Home Look Unattractive To Burglars

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

We spend an awful lot of time and energy making our homes look as attractive as we can, but there’s one group of people for whom we’d like our pro...

Home Security Is Just One Click Away This Summer...

Rob Wells | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

There's a few obvious ways of ensuring your house is kept secure whilst you're away, including making it look like it's occupied. You can do so with simple tricks including setting an automatic timer on your lights, ensuring your curtains are open during the day and making sure your post isn't going to be sat still on your doorstep and making it blindly obvious you're away from home.

Shar-Pei Dog Boo Bludgeoned With Machete By Heartless Burglars (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Manchester Evening News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

Heartless burglars stabbed a pet dog three times with a machete as they broke into a house. Boo, a five-year-old Shar-Pei, was found by her devastated...

Four Verdicts In The Hatton Garden Heist Are In

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

Three men have been found guilty over the Hatton Garden heist. Carl Wood, William Lincoln and Hugh Doyle were found guilty over the largest burglar...

Pregnant Mother's Powerful Open Letter To Burglar Who 'Stole Everything'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

A pregnant mother-of-one has written an open 'thank you' letter to the burglar who raided her home. Alexandra Mahjouri from Derby said the awful e...

This Man's Flat Got Robbed And He Watched The Whole Thing On His Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech

When Danny Wheeler installed a smart home security camera in his living room the last thing he imagined (indeed hoped) was that it would ever be put t...

Is This The Politest Thief Ever? (Spoiler Alert: Yes It Is)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A thief who broke into an elderly man's car to steal a blanket has apologised with probably the politest note on the planet. The culprit said that ...

The Five Big Reasons You Need Home Insurance This Christmas

Sarah Willingham | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Sarah Willingham

At this time of year we can get a bit carried away with all of the present opening and eating (often the best bits of Christmas!) and forget about some of the disasters that could take place over the festive period!

This Stolen $10,000 Must Have Been Seriously Heavy To Carry

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

Burglars who targeted a US home carried away around $10,000 (£6,214) - all in coins. The missing money had all been kept in change in a rural west...

Bear Thrills For Burglar Nabbed For Sex With Teddy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

A bungling burglar was so desperate for "sexual relief" he had sex with a teddy bear, leaving semen all over the unfortunate toy which allowed police ...

Time For DIY CSI... 9 Crimes That Police Could Ask You To Investigate Yourself

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

Police have been asking crime victims to investigate offences themselves, a new report from the police watchdog has revealed. Some police forces ha...

Top 20 Burglary Hotspots In UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with part of Manchester the worst in the country and 12 London postcodes in the list. Ac...

Not As Sly As A Fox

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Police want to trace a man in connection with a burglary after he was captured on camera by a renowned wildlife photographer. Former BBC Springwatc...

Poultry-Pilfering Burglar Jailed

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

A burglar with a penchant for pilfering poultry when pissed has been jailed for two years. Aubrey Hope, 24, decided to "make money for himself" aft...

Husband Stabbed In Front Of Wife And Daughter After Disturbing Burglars

The Huffington Post | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK

A man was repeatedly stabbed by burglars in front of his family after being awoken by the intruders, reports The Telegraph. The victim, 47, confron...

Summertime Blues: Social Media and Home Security

Daley James Francis | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Tech
Daley James Francis

Social media and smartphone technology has improved to the point that you can pinpoint your exact location to a Facebook status or photo, or add a location to a Tweet, just as easily as you can send the message itself. This is all very well in the world of technology and social media, but not the smartest move if you're on the other side of the world and your house currently lies empty.

Thieves and Burglars... Police Will Ignore Most of Your Crimes

Roger Evans | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Victims of crime should be allowed the right to appeal to an independent body - such as the new local safer neighbourhood boards being introduced in London - if the police decide not to investigate their crime. Clear standards should be set so that we know why investigations are dropped.

Texan Man Who Murdered Prostitute Acquitted Because She Refused To Have Sex Or Return His Money

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A Texas jury has acquitted a man of murdering a prostitute he contacted via Craigslist after she denied his request for sex and refused to return his ...

'Come On A Date With Me, So My Mate Can Burgle Your House'

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A thief who took a woman out on a first date so a friend could burgle her house has been jailed. Hamza Islam - formerly known as Leon Powles - repe...

Gang Of Thieves Caught Out After Posting ‘Cash Sandwich' Picture On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

A gang which stole a fleet of cars from some of London’s wealthiest residents were caught out after posting pictures on Facebook – including one o...

UK's Burglary Hotspots Revealed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

The UK's burglary hotspots have been revealed, including the postcode area where homes are most likely to have been targeted. People living in LS13...

Snap! The Photo That Landed Burglar Behind Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

This is the photograph that helped put a burglar behind bars as he posed for a snap just moments after stealing a car. Ashley Jordan kept the image...

'That Is The Chance You Take'

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

A judge has told two burglars permanently injured when they were shot by a homeowner: "That is the chance you take." Judge Michael Pert QC jailed J...

Judge's 'Courage' Comments Row Deepens

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A judge who spared a sneak thief jail and said break-ins required a "huge amount of courage" has caused a loss of confidence in the justice system, on...

Judge Praises Thief For 'Courageous Break Ins'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK

A judge which told a thief his break-ins took courage and let him off with a suspended prison sentence is to be investigated by the judicial watchdog....