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Bristol Post
Bristol Post
George Thorpe

Kingswood Sainsbury's entrance smashed up during overnight crime rampage

Two people smashed through the door of a High Street shop in Kingswood during an overnight crime spree. Avon and Somerset Police said officers were called out to the Sainsbury's Local store after receiving reports that two people on a motorbike had broken into the site.

Officers raced out to the scene at around 1.50am yesterday (July 12), but the offenders had left by the time they arrived. The incident, which led to the shop being closed for several hours, is believed to be linked to several others during yesterday morning which saw a number of properties damaged in Kingswood and Bedminster.

An appeal for witnesses has been issued by the force. Officers have also been carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area.

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A police spokesperson said: "At about 1.50am yesterday we received a report two people on a motorbike had smashed the door of the Sainsbury’s Local store on High Street, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire. Officers attended but the offenders had left the scene prior to their arrival.

"The incident is being linked with a number of other incidents during the early hours of yesterday morning in which properties were damaged in the Kingswood area and the Bedminster area of Bristol. Officers are conducting CCTV and house to house enquiries are being carried out as we seek to identify the offenders.

"Anyone with information which could help us is asked to phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5223165062."

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