Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Butchers burgled in Morecambe, sausage making equipment taken

Police are appealing for witnesses after a J Hunters Butchers was broken into in Morecambe.

The incident happened between last weekend at the butchers shop on Glenworth Road West in Morecambe.

The offenders have approached the shop and forced open a wooden door to access the premises. Once inside, they stole a large quantity of meat including beef and pork, along with vintage sausage making machine and other butchery equipment.

In total, nearly £7,000 worth of goods were stolen from the shop and police are asking the public for help to try and find out who is responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward and contact police," asks Inspector Dave Vickers from Morecambe police.  "A large quantity of meat and some specialist equipment was stolen which has had a detrimental effect on the victim’s business.”

• Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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