Fence panels removed by burglars

A house was burgled and a van has been recovered by police <i>(Image: Pixabay/GMP)</i>

A house was burgled and a van has been recovered by police (Image: Pixabay/GMP)

Fence panels were removed as a gang targeted a house in Bolton.

The four burglars struck in Farnworth on December 8.

A spokesperson from GMP Bolton South Neighbourhood Team said: “Officers attended reports of a burglary on the early hours of December 8 in Farnworth, Bolton.

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The Bolton News: Burglars hit a house in Farnworth

Burglars hit a house in Farnworth (Image: Pixabay)

“The incident occurred around 0.45am in which four offenders were seen in the front garden of an address and have removed a side panel to gain access to the garden.

“For more information on home to keep your home safe this winter please visit: https://orlo.uk/0KhG4.”

Earlier this year police hailed Operation Castle, which aimed to crack down on burglary, as a success.

From 2021 to this year GMP has arrested 4544 individuals, and incidents of burglary have decreased by 21 per cent.

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The Bolton News: The recovered Mercedes van

The recovered Mercedes van (Image: GMP)

From July 2021 to July this year, GMP solved 39 per cent more residential burglaries.

Elsewhere in Farnworth, officers seized a Mercedes van on Loxham Street which had previously been stolen from a ‘forecourt’.

The spokesperson added: “Neighbourhood officers from the Farnworth and Kearsley Neighbourhood team attended an incident whereby a Mercedes van was stolen from a forecourt in Bolton last week.

“Officers sighted then pursued this vehicle towards Loxham Street in Moses Gate where it was then seized and returned to its rightful owner.”

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Home Sweet Home With Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton

HOME RUNS IN NEW YORK: While brand ambassadorships are in abundance for style arbiters, Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton have landed a more distinguished one.

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, New York’s premiere preservation organization, will honor the pair with its Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award. The high-powered couple will be the guests of honor at the group’s Sept. 19 fundraising dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

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However, the fashion designer Browne, who also heads up the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator in charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are not being saluted for leading their respective fields. They will be recognized for their “contribution to preserving the majesty of the Upper East Side through the careful renovation of their home on Sutton Place, a Georgian town home overlooking the East River” that was designed in 1920 by the American architect Mott Schmidt for Anne Vanderbilt. Schmidt’s work can also be seen in the Estée Lauder Building on Fifth Avenue. The 7,000-square-foot home rests on some prime Manhattan real estate — the northeast corner of East 57th Street and Sutton Place.

In an announcement releasing the news, the Upper East Side Historic Districts noted how Browne and Bolton “renovated with deep consideration” for the provenance of their Sutton Place home. “They updated the property with great respect and tremendous design sense, creating an exceptional tribute to the history and aesthetic of this important building,” according to the 41-year-old organization.

In 2019, Browne and Bolton purchased the brick Georgian town house from the estate of philanthropist Drue Heinz. Heinz, who had been married to ketchup-heir husband Henry John “Jack” Heinz II, served as the Paris Review publisher for 15

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