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Plant thief strikes two villages to steal Britain in Bloom displays

Posted on 20th July 2017

Villagers have been left upset by the theft of floral displays they had created as part of Britain in Bloom.

A thief has taken a range of displays from across Draycott and Breaston between Sunday, July 9 and Thursday, July 13.

They have taken:

  • Five hanging baskets from a group of flats in The Green, Draycott
  • A bicycle frame fitted with planters from outside a house in Victoria Road, Draycott
  • Three planters from Wilsthorpe Road, Breaston
  • A planter from Grange Avenue, Breaston
  • Planters from Poplar Road, Breaston

PCSO Karen Pykett, of Long Eaton Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team, said the thefts were unusual and it has caused upset among residents, many of whom had created the floral displays.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call PSCO Pykett on 101, quoting reference 17000296465.

Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

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