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Feering: Collection of shotguns stolen during break-in at house in Essex

09:29 21 February 2014

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

Five shotguns have been taken during a burglary in Feering.


A house on Feering Hill was broken into be thieves who stole the legally-held weapons.

After coming across the locked gun cabinet the burglars ripped it down and attacked it with large tools to open it.

The guns stolen were an AYA double-barrel shotgun and four single-barrel shotguns.

However the ammunition for the weapons was not found.

The burglary happened between 12.45-2pm on Thursday. Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and heard or saw anything suspicious to call them on 101.

Dc Nick Campbell said: “This has been a very distressing incident for the owner and I would urge anyone with information to phone Braintree CID.

“We are very keen to recover these firearms as a matter of priority and would ask if anyone wishes to speak to us in confidence they phone the non-emergency number on 101 and ask for extension 400125 or telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.”



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