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.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Royston Crow