Police appeal after car break-ins

Campaigners are calling for transport minister Lord Andrew Adonis to visit Monkhill Railway station which is in desperate need of a revamp before a new London service starts there from December
Campaigners are calling for transport minister Lord Andrew Adonis to visit Monkhill Railway station which is in desperate need of a revamp before a new London service starts there from December

British Transport Police are appealing for information after three cars were broken into at Pontefract’s Monkhill Station.

The spate of incidents took place between Thursday April 4 and Friday April 12.

PC Jon Holt, who is investigating the incidents, said: “On April 4, a man left his car parked at the station and when he returned on April 7 he discovered that the driver’s side front window was smashed, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

“A week later, on April 11, a woman left her in the car park at 8am. When she returned to her car the following morning, she found that the passenger front window had been smashed and a phone charger was stolen. Another car was also found to have the passenger side window smashed on the same morning, but nothing was taken.”

BTP officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the cars being broken into to come forward as they may have information crucial to the investigation.

PC Holt added: “Whenever possible, park in a busy, well-lit and CCTV covered area, and never leave valuables in your vehicle. Ensure nothing is left on display in the vehicle and lock all items out of sight in the boot.

“If you were at the station or in the car park and saw anything suspicious around the times of the incidents, then we’d really like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on freephone 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting B12/NEA of 01/05/2013. Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.