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Bristol battered by baffling break-ins

DESPITE a burglary spree sweeping Bristol, an investigation by the local daily paper has discovered that Avon and Somerset Police have disbanded their specialist unit.

The Bristol Post has also uncovered shocking figures, which suggest that Avon and Somerset Police have solved just one in 10 burglary cases since 2011. And in 82% of those cases, the cops couldn’t even identify a suspect.

The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), also showed that in five years, burglars have made off with stolen goods to the value of £39m, with less than 1% recovered.

Andrea and her family were asleep upstairs with her young family when men wearing balaclavas broke into her home and stole cash, cards, both family cars… and even football kits worn by the kids, who were left traumatised.

Andrea’s story has been repeated dozens of times across east Bristol in recent weeks: masked men break into houses at night; steal valuables and cars; family are asleep.

Residents say the criminals “keep coming back for more because they’re getting away with it”.

Another common theme, highlighting the recent spate of crimes, is that victims say they feel let down by the police, suggesting they have not taken individual cases seriously.

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