Member of the public gives thanks to police officers and staff

A burglary victim has contacted officers in Doncaster to pass on his praise and thanks for their service and actions throughout the investigation into the reported incident.

PC Debbie Breen, PC Mick Edwards and Senior Crime Scene Investigator David Wright, along with call handlers who initially dealt with the report, have received recognition for the service they provided and their overall handling of the reported burglary.

Between 1.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 8 April, it was reported to police entry had been forced at a property in the Hatfield area of Doncaster, causing extensive damage to a downstairs window.

To investigate the report and identify all possible lines of enquiry, PC Breen and PC Edwards took statements from the victims, whilst PC Wright completed a forensic examination to identify if any evidence had been left at the scene. The next stages of the investigation were then explained and a follow up visit was completed to update the victim on the details of the case.

Although the offenders have not yet been identified, the victim has passed on his thanks to express his gratitude for the efforts and actions of the officers. In a letter sent to the local inspector, he said: “The communication and assistance before, during and after the event was first class, and that also includes the call centre and the CSI man David Wright.

“I have nothing but praise and thanks at the service given through 101, they are a credit to the force especially PC Breen who has followed up since the event with info on progress. It has been really excellent, caring and reassuring.

“I wanted you to know that their work is much appreciated and I am very happy to pass on my sincerest thanks to you all.”

Acting Chief Inspector Lee Dowswell has also commented on the officer’s work: “All of our officers are extremely dedicated to their roles and receiving recognition like this highlights the fantastic work they do day in and day out. I’m very proud to work with them and I hope this recognition demonstrates the gratification members of the public have for the work they do.”

If you have any information about this incident, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1058 of 8 April.