Appeal after patio heater stolen from community centre
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We are re-appealing for information after a patio heater was stolen from a community centre in Biddulph.
Our colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were already at the scene and managed to extinguish a shed which was on fire behind the building, which was later deemed to be deliberate.
After the incident, a patio heater was then reported stolen from the centre.
We have been reviewing CCTV footage from the area at the time and have been speaking with witnesses about the incident.
Officers believe a youth was seen leaving the area whilst carrying the heater, which is the same model as the one in the picture.
Inspector Karen Cooke, from the Moorlands local policing team, said: “Work is continuing in the local area to robustly target those who are engaging in anti-social behaviour and further criminality.
“We’ve been speaking to local residents and businesses about their concerns recently and have been proactively investigating intelligence leads and CCTV evidence to identify those responsible.
“Officers will continue to proactively disrupt those engaging in anti-social behaviour and act on the concerns of the local community who continue to report their concerns to us.”
If you have any information that could help us with our investigation, call us on 101, quoting incident number 070 of 2 May, or send a message using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
You can also report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.