FROM a Bonfire night burglary to a fatal hit and run, here is a round-up of Buckinghamshire crime stories from this week:


THE sentencing of a man charged with intentional strangulation and beating has been postponed as he was not told about the hearing.

Rashad Salim, 35, was due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (November 9).

Read more about this here: High Wycombe man misses sentencing for Wokingham assault

He has been charged with one count of intentional strangulation of a man in Wokingham on January 27 this year, as well as one count of assault by beating and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


A FAMILY fell victim to a burglary on Bonfire night where costume jewellery and a sentimental box was stolen.

Multiple jewellery boxes were found by Julie Creswell on her walk in Redpitch Park, Flackwell Heath on Monday, November 6.

Read more about this here: Jewellery found dumped in Flackwell Heath after burglary

It just so happened that the jewellery boxes belonged to a family in Heath Lawn.


POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run in Buckinghamshire that caused a motorcyclist to fracture his spine, requiring full reconstruction surgery.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information about a hit-and-run that took place on the junction of Dukes Wood Road and Oxford Road in Gerrards Cross at around 4:30pm on Sunday, October 8.

Read more about this here: Gerrards Cross: Man fractures spine in 'serious' hit and run

A Harley Davidson-style motorcycle and a Triumph Bonneville 865 bike were pulling away from traffic lights at the junction when the Harley Davidson rider tried to overtake the Triumph, causing the rider of the Triumph to fall off.


A MAN who was in the house at the time a 17-year-old was killed in High Wycombe did not see what happened as he was on the Xbox.

Cameron Bailey was stabbed inside a property in Easton Street on Sunday, May 7 this year and five people are standing trial at Reading Crown Court after being charged in relation to his death.

Read more about this here: High Wycombe murder trial continues: Witness saw nothing

The jury heard that Cameron, who is from Brighton, had been dealing Class A drugs in High Wycombe along with a friend and had allegedly been threatened by the 17-year-old on trial to stop selling because he was ‘stealing customers’.

A man who was in the property at the time of the stabbing did not see what happened as he was upstairs playing Grand Theft Auto on the Xbox at the time.


AN ELDERLY woman has been victim to a supermarket distraction theft after her phone and purse were stolen.

At around 11.30am on Wednesday, November 8, a 76-year-old woman was putting her shopping into the boot of her car when a man distracted her.

Read more about this here: Elderly woman has bank cards stolen in Tesco Wolverton

She was parked in the Wolverton Tesco superstore when a man approached her asking if she knew where the pharmacy was.