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Four arrested after spate of New Eltham burglaries

Police have revealed that four males have been arrested and charged after a number of New Eltham burglaries last night (Saturday 16th November). A number of people also report attempts to enter homes before the four were scared off.

According to police:

“Detectives investigating a number of burglaries in the New Eltham area on Saturday, 16th November have charged four males.



  • A 14-year-old boy from Bromley has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
  • A 17-year-old boy from Brighton has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
  • Connor MACKAY, 26.06.2000 (19yo), of Ferry Lane, Guilford has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
  • Stephen TRIPP, 09.09.1999 (20yo), of Bell Green Lane, Lewisham has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

All four will appear, in custody at Bromley Magistrates Court, on Monday, 18th November.

Detectives continue their investigation to identify any other houses that may also be part of these burglaries. If anyone wishes to report any information or provide police with CCTV, is requested to contact the CID at Lewisham Police Station on 101 or email p234977@met.police.uk”

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1 Comment

  1. Charles Calthrop

    Not even a decade of adulthood between them. I feel deeply for the families who heard them prowling around the house: I know from experience what it’s like to wake up and find an intruder in your home. I imagine that their solicitors will play up on their youth, their naivety and genuine remorse.

    Last month I was in Cyprus – the local news item of the day was that a young boy was being sought for stealing a flag and some books from the local school. Something has gone terribly wrong with parts of the UK, and it needs as much firm punishment for the wrongdoers as it does a commitment to steer these lads onto the straight and narrow from an early age. They’re all our sons and nephews in the end.

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