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Police appeal after light stolen from scene of collision

Posted on - 9th February, 2013 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Uncategorized

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Police are appealing for information after a Fire Service response car was damaged and a light fitting stolen as it attended the scene of a road traffic collision in Preston

The vehicle was parked on Deepdale Road at around 8:15pm on Tuesday night attending the scene of a collision between two cars when someone has approached the car and taken the emergency light bar from the roof.

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Officers are appealing for information and are asking anyone who may have any information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Whitehead said; “This is a truly appalling theft, not only to steal from an emergency services vehicle but to do so while they are helping people involved in a collision is absolutely disgraceful.

“I would appeal to anyone that has any information whatsoever that could help us trace the person responsible to contact police.”

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John Taylor, spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said; “It beggars belief that someone could steal from a fire service vehicle, particularly when its crew were busy rescuing someone trapped in a car crash. If anyone has any information to help police find the culprit please contact them.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 and quoting log number LC-20130205-1222.

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