Chelmsford: Post boxes damaged by fireworks exploding inside

Braintree and Witham Times: Chelmsford: Police appeal after seven postboxes damaged Chelmsford: Police appeal after seven postboxes damaged

Police have appealed for information after seven post boxes were damaged in rural areas around Chelmsford on Monday.

The metal Royal Mail boxes are believed to have been damaged when fireworks exploded inside them.

The incidents happened at Stagden Cross and The Street, High Easter, both between 2.30pm and 3.15pm, Bakers Mead, Great Waltham at about 3.30pm, three in Ingatestone Road, Highwood, shortly after 7pm and one at Mill Green Road, Mill Green which was discovered after 11pm.

All the incidents are being linked and investigating officers want to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information about the offenders involved.

Residents in rural areas are also being urged to be vigilant and call police if they see anyone tampering with post boxes or acting suspiciously around them.

Police also want to speak to the driver of a black and yellow Astra seen in High Easter at the time of the incidents.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police at Chelmsford on 101.

 

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9:05am Wed 9 Jan 13

The Yellow Peril says...

"All the incidents are being linked" Really? Why's that then?
"All the incidents are being linked" Really? Why's that then? The Yellow Peril

9:48pm Wed 9 Jan 13

OMPITA [UK] says...

They must have Inspector Clouseau and Miss Marple teamed up on this one!
They must have Inspector Clouseau and Miss Marple teamed up on this one! OMPITA [UK]

11:16pm Wed 9 Jan 13

OMPITA [UK] says...

Good old B&W have done it again and by the look of it have just pulled out any old picture of a Post Box which in this case happens to be nothing like the ones in the rural locations which are subject of this story.

For anyone sad enough to want to see what they really look like – surely I can’t be the only one can I? – go to Google Earth Street Views and take a look at:

Reference 51°41'05.91" N 0°22'10.12" E Mill Green Road

Reference 51°42'06.09" N 0°21'53.17" E Ingatestone Road

Reference 51°48'32.12" N 0°22'21.38" E Stagden Cross

Best of all though, take a look at Reference 51°47'35.65" N 0°27'37.36" E
Does this show the Secret Bomber making a quick get away from Bakers Mead?
Good old B&W have done it again and by the look of it have just pulled out any old picture of a Post Box which in this case happens to be nothing like the ones in the rural locations which are subject of this story. For anyone sad enough to want to see what they really look like – surely I can’t be the only one can I? – go to Google Earth Street Views and take a look at: Reference 51°41'05.91" N 0°22'10.12" E Mill Green Road Reference 51°42'06.09" N 0°21'53.17" E Ingatestone Road Reference 51°48'32.12" N 0°22'21.38" E Stagden Cross Best of all though, take a look at Reference 51°47'35.65" N 0°27'37.36" E Does this show the Secret Bomber making a quick get away from Bakers Mead? OMPITA [UK]

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