Woman Locked In Cellar In Batley Burglary

It happened on New Years Day.

Police are looking for four men after a burglary in Batley, in which a woman was locked in the cellar of her own home.

It happened on New Years Day just after 5.30pm, when suspects broke into a property on Deighton Lane.

The suspects locked the only occupant of the house, a woman in her 20s, in the cellar before taking a number of items of jewellery and a watch.

The four men, three of which are described as Asian males and one as a white male, are believed to have made off in a white three-door Audi. 

The burglary is thought to be linked with an attempted burglary on Ashcroft Close.

It occurred at around 5.25pm on the same day. The suspects escaped the scene in the same white Audi.

Detective Constable Rupinder Ghatrora, of Kirklees CID, said: “Both of these incidents caused considerable distress to those involved and to the wider community, and CID has been carrying out enquiries since 1 January to try and trace those responsible.

“We have released the CCTV images in case it triggers the memory of a member of the public who recognises the clothing or those pictured.

“I would appeal for those living in the area to cast their minds back to 1 January and get in touch with any information you may have.

“I would also appeal for anyone who has seen a car matching the above description to also get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13190001081.

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