Theft from a minibus has left a Silksworth youth group stranded

The theft from a minibus operated by youth group, Youth Almighty, has left them worried about the safety of the vehicle.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 1:48 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 8:34 pm
CCTV footage show theft at work

The theft, which occurred at around 9.45pm on Thursday June 13 2019, happened while the minibus was parked on Tunstall Village Road in Silksworth.

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CCTV showed a white transit van, with two men, approach the vehicle before climbing underneath the minibus. The pair are seen using tools to remove the spare wheel from the vehicle, and then drive away.

Councillor for Silksworth, Phil Tye, is the Chair of the Youth Almighty Project. He said: “They are not stealing for us they’re stealing from the whole community that we serve and I hope that the police take swift action to catch those responsible.” Anyone with information to call 101.

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