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Preston Docks flat owners left counting cost of attempted break-in

Posted on - 3rd August, 2018 - 2:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News, Riversway
Three youths can be seen trying doors at the flats in the footage Pic: Blog Preston/Victoria Mansions
Three youths can be seen trying doors at the flats in the footage Pic: Blog Preston/Victoria Mansions

The owners of a block of flats overlooking Preston Docks are appealing for witnesses after an attempted break-in.

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Victoria Mansions, in Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, were targeted by would-be thieves on Tuesday (31 July) evening around 7.30pm.

Director of the company which owns the mansions Ann Adams said they were releasing CCTV footage to try and trace those responsible for doing thousands-of-pounds worth of damage.

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Mrs Adams said: “We have three buildings which make up Victoria Mansions, one of them a converted warehouse and the others are two purpose-built wings.

“The fire exit doors have been damaged, the refuse store door and the garage gates.

“The main damage was caused to outer and inner steel grills fixed to a side wall, this was partly dragged out of its location resulting in splitting the brickworks.

“We estimate the damage caused is more than £2,000.”

The CCTV clip below has been released to Blog Preston to try and identify the youths involved.

Mrs Adams said the noise of the grill being kicked and forced is what alerted residents and they phoned the police.

Preston Police have been offered the extensive CCTV footage by Mrs Adams but she says they have yet to come and view it or take it away.

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CCTV pictures below show the three youths involved.

Another view of two of the youths captured on CCTV
Another view of two of the youths captured on CCTV

Two of the youths are seen play-fighting on the CCTV
Two of the youths are seen play-fighting on the CCTV
Another clip shows them starting to leave
Another clip shows them starting to leave

Anyone with information about the attempted break-in is asked to call police on 101 and quote reference LC-20180731-1420.

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