Thursday, 15 November 2018

Fifty Years Ago

THIEVES stole £5,000 worth of clothes in a nighttime raid on the Burnell of Henley shop in Bell

THIEVES stole £5,000 worth of clothes in a nighttime raid on the Burnell of Henley shop in Bell Street this week. Their haul included more than 2,000 pairs of nylons. The raid was discovered on Tuesday morning by the manageress Eve Tryon, who found parts of the shop almost gutted and only lower-priced goods left. The thieves, who broke in at the rear of the shop, also took dresses, sweaters, slacks, skirts and nylons among other garments.

 Two months after Henley police appealed to shopkeepers and other business people to beware of a thief who steals money while tills are unattended and assistants are otherwise engaged, the crook has struck again. On Monday, someone walked into the manager’s office at Champions, the Reading Road ironmongers, and stole a plastic box containing £125.

The mounting alarm of Nettlebed parish councillors as they watch the ever-growing volume of traffic roaring through the village was not lessened on Monday when a spokesman for the county surveyor told a parish council meeting that it was unlikely that there would be a Nettlebed by-pass in the foreseeable future.



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