Stolen property from West Police Point recovered following arrest of man on suspicion of burglary

By Jessica Durston - 24 May 2023


A significant amount of the property stolen during the burglary of the Swindon West Police Point on 14 May has been recovered.

Following an arrest on Monday evening (22 May), police can confirm that they have recovered a large amount of the stolen items – including all of the uniform and police kit.

A 27-year-old man from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released on police bail.

The stolen items were located at a property in Swindon following a forensic search.

Whilst the force's enquiries regarding this matter are ongoing, this is said to be a significant development.

Assistant Chief Constable Deb Smith said: “I hope that this update provides some reassurance to our communities but, let me clear, our investigation will continue at pace.

“Whilst I need to be cognisant of the live, criminal proceedings, this incident has been a catalyst for us to conduct an urgent, wide-ranging review of our estate security. This is to ensure our people, buildings and the information we hold are safeguarded more rigorously.

“I appreciate the impact this burglary has had on our communities in Swindon and wider but, my commitment to you, is that we will learn lessons from this incident.”

Three other men were arrested in connection with this incident. They will face no further action.

“I would like to thank those who have come forward and provided us with information in relation to our investigation.”

The force would still like to hear from anyone who has any information regarding this incident.

A spokesperson added: "Please contact us on 101, quoting reference 54230050337. If you would prefer to report any information anonymously, you can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111."

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