Detectives are investigating an incident where a woman’s letterbox was tampered with, leaving her and her daughter in danger of serious cuts.
Last Thursday (August 22), the woman noticed that the letterbox, a wall-mounted type at the front of her house had something in the opening.
Further investigation revealed the blade from a Stanley knife had been wedged into it, apparently on purpose, to cause injury to anyone using the box.
Det Con Emma Langwith is now investigating the incident and would like to hear from anyone who saw the letterbox – outside Lichfield Road (off Butler Way) in Kempston - being tampered with.
Whoever put the blade in the box would have done it between 2pm on Wednesday August 21 and 10am on the following day when the householder noticed it.
The blade has been recovered for forensic examination.
Det Con Langwith said: “This could have caused serious harm to the woman, her daughter or anyone posting items into the box. We’d like to hear from anyone who might have seen the box being tampered with, or anyone who may have been similarly affected but hasn’t reported it to the police.”
She can be contacted direct at Bedford CID on 01234 275357, or via the 24 hour police nonemergency number 101, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.