Thieves steal from Geddington’s Volunteer Fire Brigade and Scout group during break-in

The annual Geddington Squirt organised by the Volunteer Fire Brigade
The annual Geddington Squirt organised by the Volunteer Fire Brigade
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Memorabilia was among the items stolen after thieves broke into a site used by community groups in Geddington.

Items belonging to Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade and Geddington Scouts were taken following the burglary which took place at the site of the old stonepit sometime between 9pm on Monday evening and 10am the following day.

It’s just a shame because Geddington fire service and the Scouts do so much community work

John Doran

They broke into a container belonging to the Scouts, as well as a unit used by the volunteer fire brigade on the same site in Grafton Road.

John Doran from the fire brigade, which was formed in 1977 during the National fireman’s strike and is now a registered charity which supports the local community, said he hoped that anyone who saw or heard anything will come forward to help police with their investigation.

Mr Doran said: “They cut through a padlock and took a couple of tents and some tools from the Scouts’ container.

“They are such a successful Scout group, it’s really well supported and they are constantly having to suffer these sorts of burglaries.

“From the fire brigade, there was some flood defence equipment taken which we have just acquired through the county council.”

He said between 10 and 15 items of memorabilia collected over the years were also taken.

Mr Doran added: “They used a wheelbarrow to transport stuff from one of the premises to the main road.

“It’s just a shame because Geddington fire service and the Scouts do so much community work.

“With the flood equipment going, it affects a number of houses in the village.

“We are hoping the community will come together and say if they know or saw anything.”

Mr Doran said the charity has been presented with trophies and various pieces of memorabilia by groups who have visited the village over the years and while they have little monetary value, they can’t be replaced.

He said the thieves appeared to have taken mainly metal items and added: “It’s just a chance to make £30 out of what they took last night.”

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call the police on 101.