Trailer theft stinks

PUBLISHED: 13:12 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

THIEVES got more than they bargained for when they stole a trailer from Shepreth Wildlife Park piled high with manure. The thieves struck on Monday night when a member of staff, returning to the park at about 7pm, saw the trailer being driven away on th

THIEVES got more than they bargained for when they stole a trailer from Shepreth Wildlife Park - piled high with manure. The thieves struck on Monday night when a member of staff, returning to the park at about 7pm, saw the trailer being driven away on the back of a van. The park had only had the trailer for one year. Shop manager Haley Kelly said: "They must have known what they were doing as they broke off the trailer's hitch and ball lock, and must've broke the wheel clamp without damaging the vehicle." Wildlife park owner Terry Willers said: "The trailer is a tipper and we still have the mechanism for tipping out the load so I can't imagine how the thieves have emptied the trailer or even where. "At this time of year when public attendance is limited the park's funds are so low it's a struggle to keep all the animals in their special diets and heating programmes. "This is just another blow when money is tight," he added. The matter is being dealt with by Cambridgeshire police.

0 comments

More news stories

Nearly 200 potential buyers – including those from hoteliers and care providers- have expressed interest in acquiring Shire Hall, Cambridge, the historic headquarters of Cambridgeshire County Council.

The vicar of St John the Baptist Church in Royston has thanked the community for its “outpouring of concern” following a fire at the site on Sunday, which left many shocked and devastated.

Women in east and north Hertfordshire have been waiting up to 14 weeks for the results of life-saving cervical screening tests – seven times longer than the NHS target.

Yesterday, 18:19

Police have issued another appeal for witnesses following the devastating blaze at a Royston church yesterday.

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy