Who keeps stealing the pavements in Preston?

Posted on - 15th January, 2016 - 10:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Plungington, Preston News
Showing the disappeared paving slabs Pic: Karen Felton

Showing the disappeared paving slabs Pic: Karen Felton

Police have warned Plungington area residents to be on their guard as their pavements keep being pinched.


The paving slabs have been lifted on a number of roads off Plungington Road itself.

Karen Felton took to the Preston Past and Present Facebook group to show a recent theft.

The space left by the slabs, lifted in Broughton Street, have now been replaced with tarmac.

Karen said: “It’s not nice. It splits it and then the council tarmac where the slabs have been taken. It looks like a patchwork quilt now.”

The patched up pavement

The patched up pavement

PC Jenny Coupe, beat manager for the Plungington area, said: “In recent months there has been a significant increase in the number of paving stones stolen from the highway/pavement on numerous terraced streets around the Plungington area.

“Please can we all continue to be extra observant and report any suspicious people and vehicles to the local team. It appears these offences are occurring overnight when dark.”

Related: Paving stones taken from Preston streets in early hours of the morning

Anyone with information is asked to call Preston Police on 101.

Preston in pictures Preston Marina, Docklands, Preston, LancshireRed wallsRotala Preston Bus 40808 210831 PrestonRotala Preston Bus 40807 210831 PrestonRotala Preston Bus 40805 210831 PrestonRotala Preston Bus 40719 210831 PrestonRotala Preston Bus 40715 210831 PrestonStreet View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.