Police hunt Shaftesbury milk thieves after cartons stolen from children's centre
POLICE are hunting for milk thieves after 20 cartons were stolen and 40 cartons damaged outside a Shaftesbury children’s centre.
Offenders stole the milk from a tray at the entrance to North Dorset Children’s Centre along Wincombe Lane between 5am and 7:15am on Wednesday 2nd October.
The stolen milk was ready for pupils later that day. The thieves also pierced the remaining 40 pints – causing them to leek onto the pavement and road nearby.
Police Constable Alistair James of Shaftesbury police said: “This mindless act has left a vast number of children without milk and also caused the centre financial loss.
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“The children’s centre supports families in need and provides a fantastic service, and crimes like this have a big impact.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident take place, has information about those responsible or saw any suspicious behaviour in the area prior to it happening, to contact police.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 02:84 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.