UK Burglary

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....

Andy And Tracey Ferrie Will Not Face Charges Over Burglary Shooting

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

A couple who were arrested after a shooting incident during a burglary at their home will not face criminal charges, prosecutors have announced. Th...

Forget About the House Burglars, It's the Data Lifters You Should Be Worried About

Monty Munford | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

Shortly after the birth of my son nine years ago my house was burgled. Whether it was New-Baby-Fatigue or something else, a window was probably left open and I awoke to my wife's lamentations and a defiled house.

Pregnant Woman Attack May Have Been Mistaken Identity

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

A pregnant mother who was tied to a chair by machete-wielding burglars may have been the victim of mistaken identity, detectives have said. West Me...

Millionaire's Daughter Convicted For London Riot Looting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

A millionaire's daughter has been convicted of burglary as well as driving looters around London during last summer's riots. Laura Johnson, 20, had...

Burglar Who Murdered Pensioner Had Only Just Left Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

A burglar who murdered a disabled pensioner while on licence for a string of street robberies must serve at least 22 years behind bars. Worcester C...

Body Found At House Where Double Murder Suspect Was Arrested

PA | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK

The body of a young man was found today at the house where double-murder suspect Stephen Farrow was arrested. Police said the death of the man in B...