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Man charged and remanded in connection with three burglaries - Hemel Hempstead

23 Sep 2021
  • A man has been charged and remanded for three burglaries in Hemel Hempstead

  • Police were called at 11pm on Friday 10 September to report a burglary in progress

  • Police Dog Bonnie and her handler were instrumental in locating the suspect

A man has been charged and remanded in custody in connection with three burglaries in Hemel Hempstead.

Nelson Loveridge, aged 31, of Three Cherry Trees Lane in Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with the following:

  • A burglary in Redbourn Road, between Monday 16 August and Tuesday 17 August
  • A burglary in Green End Road, on Sunday 5 September
  • A burglary in Ashtree Way, on Friday 10 September

He has been remanded in custody and is next scheduled to appear at court on Monday 18 October.

At around 11pm on Friday 10 September, police were called to reports of a burglary in progress in Ashtree Way.

Officers immediately attended and a man was located inside a property with the help of Police Dog Bonnie (pictured) and her handler, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit.

Detective Constable Maisie Ashwood, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “We would like to thank those who called to alert us to a crime in progress – their quick thinking meant we were able to detain a suspect at the scene. This incident shows just how important it is to call police if you see any suspicious activity. If you think there is a crime in progress, always dial 999.

“We are pleased charges have been brought in relation to these three offences and we have carried out a number of enquiries to date. However, if you have any further information that you believe could assist us then please get in touch.”

You can email DC Ashwood at maisie.ashwood@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of our Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/B2/18661/21.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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