Louth councillor offers reward after burglary

Councillor George Horton
Councillor George Horton

A local councillor is offering a £250 reward after his home was targeted by burglars, who stole a number of expensive jewellery items during a break in earlier this week.

Councillor George Horton, who sits on Louth Town Council and ELDC, contacted police at 12.40pm on Tuesday May 13 after discovering that his home in Stewton Lane, Louth, had been burgled.

The stolen items include a Breitling Navitimer watch and an Omego gents watch, both worth several thousand pounds. Other items were also stolen including a gold necklace with a diamond crucifix, a Red Devil necklace, and an iPad belonging to East Lindsey District Council.

Councillor Horton is offering the £250 reward to anybody who brings forward information that leads to a conviction, and asks that people remain vigilant if they are offered items matching these descriptions.

Lincolnshire Police have said that three men from Skegness were arrested on Thursday May 15 in connection with the incident, and all have been released on bail until June 27 while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 186 of May 13.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.