Fence panels stolen from Blackburn home

First published in News

THIEVES have stolen all the fence panels from the front of a 55-year-old woman’s property.

Janet Coup, who lives in Farmhouse Close in Shadsworth, Blackburn woke up on Bank Holiday Monday to find half of her fence panels gone.

Seemingly dissatisfied with their haul, the robbers then returned in the early hours of Thursday morning to take away the remaining panels.

Janet, who has lived in the property since July last year, says that she went to bed early on Sunday evening as she was feeling unwell.

She described the moment that a loud sound startled her from her slumber in the early hours of Monday morning.

“I heard a bang and it woke me at around 1am in the morning.

“At the time, I remember thinking that I should go down and have a look but I was feeling so ill, I couldn’t manage it so I just tried to brush it off and go back to sleep.

“In the morning, when I woke up, half of my fence panels had gone.

“Now, a few days later they’ve come back for the rest - it’s just unbelievable.”

Janet’s pristine driveway is now lined with concrete fence posts with no wooden fencing in between.

Concerned about the high cost of fencing, Janet is hoping that sharing her story will get her fence panels back to her.

“They are pretty heavy so they can’t have gone far and someone must have seen something. I just want them back.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “This is a quiet cul-de-sac.

“Unknown offenders have approached the house twice and stole a total of 5 fences worth around £100.

“It is being investigated but at this stage, it is unclear how the offenders made off with the fences.

“Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or saw anything on those dates is asked to call the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:02pm Sat 10 May 14

HarryBosch says...

Shadsworth! They won't be too far away!
It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work.
Shadsworth! They won't be too far away! It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work. HarryBosch
  • Score: 32

4:50pm Sat 10 May 14

noddy57 says...

These fence panels are approximately £14 a piece so the poor lady will have to pull out a fortune, like the previous post l don,t think they will be far away,these thieving tow rags love easy pickings l just hope the lady has them screwed in next time,,
These fence panels are approximately £14 a piece so the poor lady will have to pull out a fortune, like the previous post l don,t think they will be far away,these thieving tow rags love easy pickings l just hope the lady has them screwed in next time,, noddy57
  • Score: 17

5:21pm Sat 10 May 14

burner says...

They admitted to the crime and asked for three other fences to be taken into consideration !!
They admitted to the crime and asked for three other fences to be taken into consideration !! burner
  • Score: 17

5:50pm Sat 10 May 14

paddyjoe41 says...

The culprets are not faraway;if you know the area then you have a good idea who took them,like father like son,easy.Dont think you will find them returned in the morning.The brain isint that quick,like papa it only wakes after 10am and then only if you say you have a buyer,99% all the family all the time in the free house,because its free,no problem about the invalide person down the road that works part time to make ends meet,oh no dont think like that.what i have is mine,regardless of who doesent know they gave it to me,what a wonderful world. PJ Kennedy
The culprets are not faraway;if you know the area then you have a good idea who took them,like father like son,easy.Dont think you will find them returned in the morning.The brain isint that quick,like papa it only wakes after 10am and then only if you say you have a buyer,99% all the family all the time in the free house,because its free,no problem about the invalide person down the road that works part time to make ends meet,oh no dont think like that.what i have is mine,regardless of who doesent know they gave it to me,what a wonderful world. PJ Kennedy paddyjoe41
  • Score: 12

9:37am Sun 11 May 14

vendetta64 says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Shadsworth! They won't be too far away!
It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work.
HarryBosch don't you dare label us all on shadsworth as being yes there are the bad element but not us all
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Shadsworth! They won't be too far away! It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work.[/p][/quote]HarryBosch don't you dare label us all on shadsworth as being yes there are the bad element but not us all vendetta64
  • Score: 6

9:39am Sun 11 May 14

vendetta64 says...

vendetta64 wrote:
HarryBosch wrote:
Shadsworth! They won't be too far away!
It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work.
HarryBosch don't you dare label us all on shadsworth as being yes there are the bad element but not us all
sorry being bad
[quote][p][bold]vendetta64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Shadsworth! They won't be too far away! It happened to me once. When I replaced them I stapled a continuous length of barbed wire along the top for the full length. Making it hard work to get them out. That's one thing they don't like, hard work.[/p][/quote]HarryBosch don't you dare label us all on shadsworth as being yes there are the bad element but not us all[/p][/quote]sorry being bad vendetta64
  • Score: 4

11:04am Sun 11 May 14

mrcool says...

catch them and round up all their relatives, then deport them
catch them and round up all their relatives, then deport them mrcool
  • Score: 7

11:36am Sun 11 May 14

HarryBosch says...

Vendetta64 - I wouldn't dream of labelling everyone in any area as being bad. And, with due respect, that is not what I have done. My comment was bourne out of recognition of the element that IS bad, just like your comment!
Vendetta64 - I wouldn't dream of labelling everyone in any area as being bad. And, with due respect, that is not what I have done. My comment was bourne out of recognition of the element that IS bad, just like your comment! HarryBosch
  • Score: 5

12:32pm Sun 11 May 14

anotheroneofthe6000 says...

What's the significance of her age?

No doubt the thieves know a fence who buys them!
What's the significance of her age? No doubt the thieves know a fence who buys them! anotheroneofthe6000
  • Score: 4

7:37pm Sun 11 May 14

Saj143 says...

burner wrote:
They admitted to the crime and asked for three other fences to be taken into consideration !!
Lol....terrible
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: They admitted to the crime and asked for three other fences to be taken into consideration !![/p][/quote]Lol....terrible Saj143
  • Score: 0

8:27pm Sun 11 May 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

Shadsworth is a dumping ground! Maybe worth a body to mr Riley snr and junior as one person suggested! They won't be too far away look for the house on shad with a nice new set of fence panels
Shadsworth is a dumping ground! Maybe worth a body to mr Riley snr and junior as one person suggested! They won't be too far away look for the house on shad with a nice new set of fence panels crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 1

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