U.K. Crime Scene: Boy pepper-sprayed by mysterious man
ST. NEOTS — St. Neots police are looking for a man who sprayed an 11-year-old boy in the eyes with pepper spray over the weekend.
According to authorities, the attack happened between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Priory Hill Park, when an unidentified man jumped out of some bushes and sprayed the boy in the eyes before running off.
The man is described as a “scruffy” Caucasian with dark hair.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Dawn Fuller at the St. Neots Police Station at 0845 456 4564, or anonymously at 0800 555 111.
“It was particularly nasty for the boy involved as he suffered a lot of pain in his eyes,” Fuller said in a release sent out Wednesday. “Thankfully though, there is no permanent damage.”
Police search for arsonist who torched carST. NEOTS — Police in Cambridgeshire are asking for the public’s help in apprehending the arsonist who torched a car parked outside an elementary school.
The black Ford Escort was parked on Longsands Road outside of the Priory Junior School when it was targeted sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. on Sept. 21, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police Constable Dave West at 0845 456 4564.
Golf gear stolen by thirsty burglars in WimblingtonWIMBLINGTON — Cambridgeshire authorities are investigating the theft of nearly $10,000 worth of golf equipment from a golf center last month.
The theft occurred overnight Sept. 21 at the Priory Golf Center in the Cambridge village not far from March, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release. The suspects made off with 5,000 pounds (about $9,100) worth of golf equipment as well as three bottles of the energy drink Lucozade, the constabulary said.
Police said the thieves might try to fence the clubs on the black market.
“If anyone has been offered any golf equipment, please call me,” Police Constable Justin Bielawski said on the news release.
Anyone with information can contact Cambridgeshire authorities at 0845 456 4564.
Norfolk police bust pot-growing operationNORWICH — Three Vietnamese men were arrested and two face drug charges after Norfolk authorities raided a home last week and discovered more than 400 marijuana plants.
Hoang Minh Vu, 27, and Y Nguyen, 30, each face one count of production of a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, according to a Norfolk Constabulary news release.
The third man was released on bail pending the completion of the probe.
The raid came after police received information about suspicious activity at the premises. The 400 plants found in the three-bedroom home ranged in maturity from saplings to fully grown specimens.