Valuable signs stolen from Rushden station

The signs have been on the walls of the station building since the 1980s

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:46 pm

Rare signs which have adorned the walls of Rushden station since the 1980s have been stolen.

Police are investigating after several enamel signs were forcibly removed from the building in Station Approach on Friday night.

John Sugars, chairman of Rushden Historical Transport Society, told the Northants Telegraph: "These enamel signs have been on the walls of the station building from the time Rushden Historical Transport Society have occupied the site in 1984 and are getting very rare.

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One of the signs stolen from Rushden station on Friday night

"It is obvious that no care was taken in removing the signs as the pieces of split bricks on the ground is the evidence of this."

The society has CCTV footage and has shown this to police in the hope it will help catch those responsible.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "This happened on March 5 between 11.30pm and 11.45pm when high-value signage was stolen form the railway platform in Rushden.

"No arrests yet but we would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who has seen the signs for sale to contact us."

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