Lancashire TelegraphGang raid nursery and steal van in Worsthorne (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Gang raid nursery and steal van in Worsthorne

Lancashire Telegraph: A silver Renault Trafic van, similar to the one which was stolen A silver Renault Trafic van, similar to the one which was stolen

A GANG of thieves stole a minibus from a nursery school as well as laptops and cameras in a raid.

Kiddiwinks Day Nursery in Worsthorne had its silver Renault Trafic van, which is emblazoned with the school’s logo, stolen from outside the building by thieves who snatched the keys after breaking into the nursery.

Five laptops and five cameras were also taken from the business in Old Hall Square.

Within an hour of the burglary, Rockwood Nursery School, in Kingsland Road, was raided after the thieves smashed their way in through a window and stole £100 in petty cash.

The nursery has been forced to shut temporarily while police carry out an investigation. Officers are linking the break-ins.

Mum Catherine Smith, 33, from Worsthorne, said: “My three-year-old boy goes to Kiddiwinks and I find the burglary very sad. It’s such a shame.

“The van gives the nursery some independence. They use it for regular trips out.

“Little children like their routines and it’s not fair on them not to be able to go to the regular things they like so much.

“I just hope the nursery get it back or get it replaced.”

Faith Stringer, headteacher of Rockwood Nursery School, said: “We are disappointed and saddened that our school has been broken into.

“The police need to carry out their investigations and the buildings must remain closed until these are complete.

“We want to avoid disruption for parents and children and will work with the police to get the school open as quickly as possible.

“We will keep parents informed via our website, Twitter and our text messaging system.”

A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said: “Anyone who has been offered any of these items, or knows anything about the incidents, should call police on 101.”

Kiddiwinks was broken into between 6pm and 8pm on Monday and Rockwood was burgled at 7.15pm on the same night.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Lower than scum.
Lower than scum. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 9

8:47am Fri 17 Jan 14

DaveBurnley says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Lower than scum.
And that is being polite.


Creatures like this should be put down, they are not fit to live amongst civilised people.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: Lower than scum.[/p][/quote]And that is being polite. Creatures like this should be put down, they are not fit to live amongst civilised people. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree