Quick-thinking neighbour thwarts attempted Radlett burglary

PUBLISHED: 16:32 17 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:39 17 March 2015

A quick-thinking neighbour reported the alleged Radlett burglary

A quick-thinking neighbour reported the alleged Radlett burglary


A quick-thinking neighbour saved the day after witnessing an alleged burglary at a house in Radlett.

Herts Police were to called to the village’s railway station after 7pm on Thursday, March 5 after the neighbour witnessed the incident at the home in Shenley Hill, and dialled 999.

Ionel Bahnean, 25 from Clovelly Avenue, London, pleaded guilty to burglary at Hatfield Remand Court on March 7.

He will appear before St Albans Crown Court on April 2.

Herts Police have advised residents to make sure they double-lock and secure any doors and windows before going out, as well as considering installing alarms and security lighting.

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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