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.
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.
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.
A message from the Editorial Director, Gillian Parkinson:
Thank you for reading this story on our website.
But I also have an urgent plea to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality local news on this free-to-read site and in print, please purchase a copy of our newspaper as well.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on our town centres and many of our valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you buying a copy when you pop out for your essential shop or subscribing for delivery.
Our journalists are highly trained by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards anywhere in the world. Our content is universally trusted - as all independent research proves.
As Baroness Barran said in a House of Lords debate this week on the importance of journalists: "Not only are they a trusted source of facts, but they will have a role to play in rallying communities and getting the message across about how we can keep ourselves and our families safe, and protect our NHS. Undoubtedly, they have a critical role."
But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis. In return we will continue to forensically cover the local news - not only the impact of the virus but all the positive and uplifting news happening in these dark days.
We thank all our readers and advertisers for their understanding and support - and we wish YOU all the best in the coming weeks. Keep safe, and follow the Government advice. Thank you.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE:
You can subscribe for delivery by contacting us at [email protected] or calling us on 0330 4033004 for details of a participating newsagent near you.