Appeal for witnesses after men steal from Erith cemetery and reverse into police vehicle

PUBLISHED: 10:44 27 June 2014

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.


Police are appealing for help after a break in at a cemetery.

At 5pm police were told three men were stealing gardening equipment at Erith Cemetery, Brook Street, on June 22.

Officers saw a white transit van leave the cemetery, before turning into Carlton Road and stopping at the junction with Colindale Avenue.

As one officer got out of the police vehicle the van reversed into it, causing substantial damage and leaving the officer driving with an ankle injury.

The van was later found abandoned in Thwaite Close, containing the stolen property.

The three suspects are white males around 6ft tall. One was tanned with dark hair in a bowl style, one had pale skin and light hair and the other had mousy hair.

Anyone with information can call 020 8284 5527.

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