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Thieves steal Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association plaques
12:24pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
Thieves have targeted the headquarters of one of Craven’s volunteer rescue groups.
“It is unfortunate that certain people will stoop so low,” said member Harry Long. “The plaques have no real value to anyone but ourselves.”
And investigating officer PC Richard Sutcliffe added: “The theft of these plaques is very sad indeed. The plaques will be of little or no value to the thieves, their real value, of course, being to the fell rescue organisation. These unique plaques have hung on the wall outside their headquarters for many years.
“I appeal to anyone who has information or knows the current location of these plaques to contact me straightaway in confidence. Their safe return would be greatly appreciated by the fell rescue members.”
The plaques - a Mountain Rescue Post plaque in light blue and white and an Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association plaque in black white, blue and red - disappeared between lunchtime on Sunday and lunchtime on Monday.
Both are about 15 inches in diameter.
Anyone with information should contact PC Sutcliffe at Grassington Police Station on 101 or email email@example.com