Geddington Scout flags stolen in overnight break-in

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Flags emblazoned with the names of a village’s Scout group have been stolen in a break-in at the scout hut.

Police say an offender or offenders broke into the grounds of the Geddington scout hut in Grafton Road some time between 5pm on Friday, July 25 and 8am on Saturday, July 26.

Once inside, a metal container was broken into, with three scout flags taken. Two of the flags were on wooden poles. One was green with gold lettering and a brass fleur-de-lis – as featured in the Scouting logo – on top and the other one was yellow with green lettering.

The third flag was blue on an aluminium pole with a spike on the top.

Written on the three flags, respectively, was “First Geddington Scout Group”, “First Geddington Cub Scouts” and “First Geddington Beaver Scouts”.

Clothing and camping equipment was also stolen in the incident, details of which have only today (Tuesday, August 12) been released by Northamptonshire Police.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.