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Thieves take £600-worth of meat from hotel freezer

31 December 2013 by
Thieves take £600-worth of meat from hotel freezer

A country house hotel suffered a theft of over £600-worth of meat just before Christmas.

The Springfield House hotel in Wheel Lane, Pilling, near Garstang was struck by thieves on 23 December.

The thieves targeted an insecure outbuilding at the hotel, taking turkey crowns, shoulders of lamb and lamb shanks, duck fillets, pork, bacon, gammon and geese, according to the Lancashire Evening Post.

They also helped themselves to cheese and a crate of lager.

PC Robert Tugman, investigating, said: "It is likely the offenders could have tried to sell on the meat in the street, in pubs or possibly from the back of a vehicle."

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