Thieves raid Blackburn Cathedral Quarter work site

This Is Lancashire: The total value of the stolen property amounts to a few hundred pounds The total value of the stolen property amounts to a few hundred pounds

THIEVES have struck twice at cabins on the Cathedral Quarter construction site.

On Monday night they raided the temporary accommodation being used by main contractors Eric Wright Civil Engineering.

A company spokeswoman said: “They forced entry, made a bit of a mess and took surveying equipment and some tools.”

She revealed that two weeks earlier, a cabin belonging to a sub-contractor had been hit with a small quantity of tools being taken.

The total value of the stolen property amounts to a few hundred pounds.

The Eric Wright spokeswoman said: “We have informed the police. Security on site has now been upgraded.”

The break-ins follow two raids on the newsagents and coffee bar at Blackburn Railway Station, two doors from the town centre police station, in three weeks.

This led Shear Brow councillor Hussain Akhtar to call for the station which faces the Cathedral Quarter site to be staffed 24 hours a day.

The owners of the newsagents have warned they are struggling to stay in business because of the two raids.

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11:45am Wed 2 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

Unfortunate sign of the times we now live in I'm afraid. If there is something to be broken into it will be broken into. Too many scumbags that don't want to work for a living.

Imagine what it must be like for these scruffy peasants. They walk around looking through theives eyes. They see an opportunity to make a few quid to pay for their filthy habits and pay no heed to who they may be stealing from. Makes me sick to my stomach!
Unfortunate sign of the times we now live in I'm afraid. If there is something to be broken into it will be broken into. Too many scumbags that don't want to work for a living. Imagine what it must be like for these scruffy peasants. They walk around looking through theives eyes. They see an opportunity to make a few quid to pay for their filthy habits and pay no heed to who they may be stealing from. Makes me sick to my stomach! GracesDad
  • Score: 13

12:42pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Pommie Art says...

take a tour round Ewood Traveling community i bet you shall find the ill gotten good in the vans
take a tour round Ewood Traveling community i bet you shall find the ill gotten good in the vans Pommie Art
  • Score: 36

5:32pm Wed 2 Jul 14

woolywords says...

All these CCTV cameras all over the parish, and they didn't spot anyone making a rapid getaway, with a wheelbarrow?
And you want more cameras, of equally inept 'crime prevention', for the town centre?
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4 crimes committed, right under the unblinking gaze of the camera next to the taxi rank.
Priceless!
All these CCTV cameras all over the parish, and they didn't spot anyone making a rapid getaway, with a wheelbarrow? And you want more cameras, of equally inept 'crime prevention', for the town centre? ... 4 crimes committed, right under the unblinking gaze of the camera next to the taxi rank. Priceless! woolywords
  • Score: 21
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