Dairy farm in shock as thieves steal food from delivery service

Mindless thieves have stolen food and drink products used in a delivery service during the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, 6th April 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Monday, 6th April 2020, 3:54 pm
Bannister Farm Dairy

Bannister Farm Dairy said thieves followed their milk delivery van from the railway crossing in Parbold down to the Stocks Tavern on Saturday morning.

They then took deliveries of milk, cream, eggs, butter, yoghurts, cheese and fruit juices.

The farm, based in Bispham, said customers reduced to tears have contacted them to say they have not received their delivery.

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In a statement on Facebook, the farm said: "Unfortunately this morning someone has followed our milk delivery van from the railway crossing in Parbold down to the Stocks Tavern taking deliveries of milk, cream, eggs, butter, yoghurts, cheese, fruit juices and water off people's doorsteps.

"Several customers have contacted us to let us know that they have not received their delivery.

"Many of them were in distress, some in tears as they are self isolating and dependent on our service at the moment.

They are appealing for anyone who has CCTV that could be useful to come forward while the farm has contacted police.

They added: "If anyone in this area has CCTV please would you check it and if you see anything relevant between the hours of 2am and 5am please contact us on 01257 462005 or [email protected]

"Please share as this person needs to be held accountable. The police have been informed.

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