New gazebos stolen from Telford allotments just days before event

Police want people to be on the lookout for three new gazebos that were stolen from allotments in Telford.

Picture: @TelfordCops
Picture: @TelfordCops

Telford Police say the Woodside Allotments were broken into overnight and three new gazebos were taken.

A spokesman for Woodside Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Association said their allotment shop was broken into and £80 gazebos taken.

They were bought for a big flower and vegetable show on Saturday, which organisers say will be going on and the public are invited to support them.

Telford Cops asked members of the public to be aware if anyone is trying to sell them a gazebo at a cheap price.

"Be aware if anyone is trying to sell you one at a knocked down price," they tweeted.

The allotment land is owned by The Gorge Parish Council but is run on a day-to-day basis by Woodside Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Association.

Mark Price, the WALGA secretary, said: "Any plot holders who had anything stolen should also contact the police. The show will still be going ahead.

Parish council chairman Councillor Alan Taylor said he was disappointed to hear of the thefts.

Councillor Taylor, who has been on the allotments committee for four years, said: "It is disappointing to hear of thefts at the allotments. They are a very well run organisation with a waiting list and are very well supported by the local community.

"There have been break ins over the years there but it has been quiet recently."

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