In April 2015, DC Dave Brecknock was assigned to investigate a burglary at a house on a country estate, just outside Luton. Little did he know the case would take almost four years to reach a conclusion.
Dave tells us about the case, a story worthy of a Hollywood movie plot, involving antiques, fraud and collaboration with international law enforcement.
The victims of a burglary in Putnoe have written to Bedfordshire Police to thank officers who helped in their case for their professionalism and compassion in the aftermath of the distressing event. The work resulted in a suspect being arrested within days of the offence and a subsequent conviction for burglary.
Detective Chief Inspector Juliette Everett, force lead for Bedfordshire’s burglary reduction plan, Op Fidelity, oversaw 12 days of enforcement activity over the Christmas period in order to tackle burglars and engage with the communities most affected.