Fire station ransacked while firefighters tackle blaze

Friday, June 22, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at Nelson Fire Station.

The Bradley Road Station was targeted by unknown offenders at some time between 12:30am and 5am on 22 June while firefighters attended a serious house fire in the town.

They returned to the station to find that a number of their personal items such as wallets and watches had been stolen.

The offenders have also caused a lot of damage after forcing entry through internal doors and ransacking most of the rooms in the station.

PS Kathryn Mather of Lancashire Police, said: “This is a disgraceful crime against our emergency services colleagues who were out doing their job and protecting the public.”

“We’re committed to finding those responsible and are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. If you saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area, please let us know.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by emailing [email protected] , or calling 101 quoting log number 173 of 22nd June.


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