Wythenshawe police hunt allotment raiders

Police are appeal for help to track down raiders who stuck twice to ransack allotments in Wythenshawe.

In one of the raids thirty-eight sheds were broken into at an allotment in Stancliffe Road, Sharston between 5pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014 and 10am the following day. 

Gardening equipment was stolen by thieves, believed to have entered the alloments through Hollyhedge Road,  who also left a trail of destruction

Pc Nicola Fox, said: “Whoever is responsible has made untidy searches of the sheds and stole various items of gardening equipment. 

“In doing so they have left a trail of destruction behind them, even going as far as to deliberately throw soil and seeds around the allotments and unearth various vegetables that they have also thrown. 

“This was clearly not just about stealing equipment; this was a wanton act of mindless and deliberate vandalism. 

“Obviously local residents and those who use the allotments are upset and angry and even worried about going back should these mindless vandals return. 

“If anyone has any information that can help our investigation I would urge them to please call us.”

Police are also investigating after six sheds were broken into and items stolen from allotments on Ford Lane, Northenden between 5.30pm on 5 March 2014 and 7.30am the following day.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wythenshawe Police Station on 0161 856 4884.

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