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Hospice charity vans left without wheels after theft

Posted on 25th February 2019
Ashgate Hospice stolen wheels 19000083038

Two vans used to collect charitable donations had all 12 of their wheels stolen.

The offenders pinched the six wheels and tyres from each of the Luton vans owned by Ashgate Hospicecare - which were used to collect and deliver furniture to raise money for the charity.

The incident occurred between 5.30pm on February 16 and 9.30am the following day when the vehicles were at Storforth Lane Trading Estate in Hasland.

The vans were placed on bricks before the thieves removed the six wheels and tyres on each of the vehicles.

A spokesperson from Ashgate Hospicecare said: “We would like to reassure our supporters that all of our shops on the trading estate remain open as usual.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Arnold Clark and Van Yard, who have kindly offered the use of their vans so we can continue with collections and deliveries as normal.

“Our thanks also go to Top Flight at Hasland who are assisting us with getting our vehicles back on the road.”

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious during the times mentioned above – or who may have been offered any wheels that match a van of this type.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Derbyshire police using any of the following methods quoting reference 19000083038 in any correspondence.

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