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Appeal for witnesses after town centre assault

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Were you in Stone town centre in the early hours of Saturday 18th June? Police are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault. At approximately 2.30am on Saturday 18th June a man was assaulted as he sat in a taxi outside the Crown and Anchor pub. The vehicle, a red VW Passat, was also damaged. An unknown male offender opened the ...

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Bogus tradesman targets older resident in Stone

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Staffordshire Police has urged people to remain vigilant after an older resident in Stone was targeted by a bogus tradesman. The woman – whose age has not been revealed by police – was asked to pay £85 to clear the guttering of her house and her neighbour’s. She was informed by the male that her neighbour had agreed this work. The neighbour was ...

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Attempted robbery in Stone: appeal for witnesses

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Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Stone last night (Tuesday 7th June). At around 10.30pm last night, a male had purchased some takeaway food on Lichfield Road. He then walked down the service road at the side of Flames takeaway shop on to Abbey Street, where he turned left and walked over the dirt footpath ...

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Industrial estate fire was started deliberately

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The fire at Mount Road industrial estate on Wednesday was started deliberately, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed. The incident involved a camper van, a light goods vehicle and a skip of rubbish before spreading to three heavy goods vehicles. Thankfully, gas bottles near to the blaze were moved, ensuring that it wasn’t even more serious. Crews from Stone, Newcastle and Longton attended just ...

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Appeal after fishing tackle stolen from shed

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Staffordshire Police have appealed for help to find high-value fishing tackle stolen from a shed in Stone. The burglary took place some time between 9am on Friday 18th March and 8am on Sunday 20th March. Offenders gained access to a wooden shed in the garden of a property on Redhill Road by damaging the lock. They made off with high-value fishing ...

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Smart Alert app set to turn the tables on crime

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Residents and businesses in Stone can now get free crime alerts and community safety advice through the new Staffordshire Smart Alert app. The app and website is thought to be the first of its type in the UK. The app and website, aimed at everyone over 12, has been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis, and allows local ...

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Conman targets elderly Stone resident

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Police have urged people in Stone to warn vulnerable residents not to engage with cold callers after a conman tricked an elderly resident out of £30. A man – thought to be in his twenties – knocked on the door of an elderly resident in Stone on Thursday morning (10th December). He claimed that he’d cut his hand on a branch ...

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Did you witness an assault in Stone?

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  Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Stone by the Walton Co-op store in Eccleshall Road. The incident took place at around 4pm on Friday 13th November when, following a dispute, the victim was assaulted by two women. The victim, a 17-year-old male from Stone, suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.  

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Break-ins at four Stone town centre businesses

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Four Stone town centre businesses were broken into last night or the early hours of this morning. Staffordshire Police have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch. Arcadia cafe, Stone Carpets, Staffordshire Cobbler and CJ’s Fashion Accessories – all in the C0-op Arcade off the High Street – were burgled overnight (Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th October). In all incidents, ...

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Break-ins at Co-op and Morrisons

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The Co-op supermarket in the High Street and Morrisons petrol station unit were both broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning (13th June). The incidents happened within minutes of each other and police are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch. At around 3.45am, offenders forced the roller shutter doors in the loading bay area of ...

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