Anti-social behaviour is prime target: In a bid to cut out anti-social behaviour police are increasing patrols in the Victoria Park area of Holmfirth and aim to reduce graffiti in Holmfirth centre. Working with partners and local councillors they also aim to cut car crime.

BURGLARY/THEFT: The side entrance door to a house in Scholes was prised open and a laptop, computer, digital camera and Nintendo stolen along with house and car keys. A man was later arrested. A thief stole a lamb creep feeder from field in Hade Edge. Honley, March 28. Man approached woman from behind and attempted to snatch her handbag. There was a tussle and straps on handbag broke. Attacker ran off empty handed. Suspect: white , 5ft 10inch, slight build, wearing a light coloured hooded top with the hood up and possibly a scarf across his face. Meltham March 29. Metal boot scraper stolen from garden. Prosell Building Products Ltd, Huddersfield Road, Honley. Intruders scaled fencing to get into yard and steal two tons of Indian stone, making off in Transit type van. Honley March 27. Birthday present left on victim’s doorstep stolen. If you would like an officer from your local Neighbourhood policing team to come out and offer crime prevention advice, email : For a free home security check please contact Pcso Hollick on 01484436855. (See contct panel below)

VEHICLE CRIME: A sneak thief in Holmfirth stole keys from kitchen and used them to steal blue Ford Escort T373JWJ. Holmbridge, March 27. Front window smashed and Easter eggs stolen from footwell. Holmfirth, March 31. Front nearside window smashed and thief reached in stole cigarette packet. Honley, March 27. Breeze blocks placed under vehicle and wheels and tyres stolen.

ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: Honley C of E Junior School, March 26. Intruder climbed on to roof and kicked off security lights. A car was damaged in the Thongsbridge area by having chemicals thrown over the paintwork, and a car in Hade Edge had a window broken. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activities around school areas. You can contact the local Neighbourhood Police team on 01484436855. Now with the lighter evenings we are starting to see an increase in youths on ‘mini motos’ and ‘off road’ bikes. This is an ever increasing problem but with the help of local residents passing on any information to their local NPT team and naming these youths where possible, we hope to minimise the problems that they cause.

SPEEDING: We have had numerous complaints of speeding motorists around the Valley area and as a result the Valleys NPT team and our colleagues in the road traffic department are now carrying out speed checks.