Clayton-le-Moors company faces 10th break-in in six months

First published in Great Harwood Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A BUSINESSWOMAN has described constant break-ins at her company as ‘soul-destroying’.

Police are searching for burglars covered in black anti-vandal paint who ransacked Cranberry Coachways in Read Street, Clayton-le-Moors.

Managing director of 21 years Christine Dixon, 51, of Great Harwood, said the Friday night raid was the 10th incident since June when a laptop, sat nav and cash was stolen.

She said: “It seems to be happening every couple of weeks and it is costing me a fortune. They are doing it just for sheer devilment because they are not even taking anything.

“I feel like being targeted but I don’t know why, I’m just trying to earn a living.

“It is soul destroying. I’ve tried everything and will now have to employ a security guard.

“The anti-vandal paint must be all over their clothes and hands because it took me ages to clean-up.”

On this occasion, between 9pm and 11.30pm on Friday, intruders climbed over a fence at the back of the industrial unit and into a yard.

They then smashed their way into a caravan which was being used as an office and rifled through the paper work, leaving anti-vandal paint everywhere.

Nothing was stolen and police believe youths are responsible for the damage.

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PC Roger Brindle said: “The persons responsible for this crime are covered in anti-vandal paint.

“This is a black tar like substance that cannot be removed from clothing.

“It is painted on all the perimeter fences at Cranberry Coachways.

“The offenders will be covered in it, so much so that some of the paint has transferred on to furniture within the caravan.

“If you have any information on this incident or you have seen anyone with clothing covered in this black anti-vandal paint we urge you to contact police.”

Call 0845 1253545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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3:07pm Wed 14 Dec 11

useyourhead says...

oh dear! stupidity personified!
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I will still leave valuables in here, after all they are not likely to it again are they (to the power of ten).
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I would normally have some sympathy because it does make your blood boil when thieving little wotnots think they can help themselves, but to keep leaving stuff in something as easily accessed as a caravan is shear stupidity.
oh dear! stupidity personified! - I will still leave valuables in here, after all they are not likely to it again are they (to the power of ten). - I would normally have some sympathy because it does make your blood boil when thieving little wotnots think they can help themselves, but to keep leaving stuff in something as easily accessed as a caravan is shear stupidity. useyourhead
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6:29pm Wed 14 Dec 11

supertrooper says...

Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value.
Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value. supertrooper
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11:49pm Wed 14 Dec 11

Graham Hartley says...

supertrooper wrote:
Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value.
super, I suppose that you intended to claim that usey had spelled 'sheer' wrongly. usey's spelling of 'shear' is correct. I agree that 'sheer' to mean 'nothing but' is an appropriate adverb, and it may have been usey's intention to employ 'sheer' in this context.
[quote][p][bold]supertrooper[/bold] wrote: Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value.[/p][/quote]super, I suppose that you intended to claim that usey had spelled 'sheer' wrongly. usey's spelling of 'shear' is correct. I agree that 'sheer' to mean 'nothing but' is an appropriate adverb, and it may have been usey's intention to employ 'sheer' in this context. Graham Hartley
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12:51am Thu 15 Dec 11

useyourhead says...

LOL!
LOL! useyourhead
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1:15pm Thu 15 Dec 11

ossybsting says...

supertrooper wrote:
Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value.
wow
[quote][p][bold]supertrooper[/bold] wrote: Use your head- you spelled "shear" wrong and nothing was stolen. That means nothing was left of value.[/p][/quote]wow ossybsting
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2:18pm Fri 16 Dec 11

pwitch says...

Maybe a good fierce guard dog could be a decent investment. and some razor wire around the fence on the inside.
Maybe a good fierce guard dog could be a decent investment. and some razor wire around the fence on the inside. pwitch
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1:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Dave139 says...

Get some cameras in.
Get some cameras in. Dave139
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11:02pm Wed 28 Dec 11

hairy mary says...

ive got some shears on my allotment i use them for eating my dinner off
ive got some shears on my allotment i use them for eating my dinner off hairy mary
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