Barking crime scene gathers dust fortnight after midnight raid

Hertford Road (Picture: Google Street View)

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Two weeks after a Barking business was burgled, police have yet to visit the crime scene.

Thieves stole over £10,000 worth of scrap metal in a midnight raid on Hertford Road engineering firm Pumps & Motors.

Four copper boilers and a two-meter-high aluminium tower, worth around £12,000 overall, were taken after the gang broke down the gates to the yard.

The raid took place sometime between midnight and 1am on Saturday, August 19.

Director Keith Scull says he has CCTV footage of the suspects, described as five white males, waiting for detectives.


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“Because no-one’s been in touch, we can’t do anything about it,” the 63-year-old said.

After alerting police at around 7.45am the following Monday, he was told an officer would visit by August 30. The date came and went.

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Officers were busy preparing for the Notting Hill Carnival, he claims he was told.

A police spokesman said enquiries were ongoing with no arrests made.

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