‘Heartless’ thieves target new Louth Hospice

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Thieves targeted the new Louth and District Hospice development over the Christmas and New Year period.

Police are appealing for information about the burglary that took place on the site of the new hospice development, near the Fairfield Industrial Estate

Some time between 20 December and 2 January, the premises was targeted on two separate occasions.

The first time, the offenders moved a metal fence securing the entrance and used bolt croppers to enter a metal container, from which a generator was stolen.

On the second occasion, a saw was used to gain entry to a metal portable cabin and a quantity of builders’ tools were taken.

PC Rian Crombie, from Louth Police Station, said, “I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity or vehicles near the development over the Christmas and New Year period.

“The hospice will be a much-needed support function for people with serious illnesses and it is very sad that thieves are heartless enough to hold up development in this way”.

Anyone with information should contact PC Crombie by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 28 of January 2.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.