A RAFFLE prize valued at nearly £100 was stolen from a beer festival.

Bosses at Trawden Beer Festival have launched a public appeal after a raffle prize worth £85 was taken from Trawden Recreation Ground on Saturday.

The stolen items included a hamper of two bottles of gin as well as tonics and rose lemonade. The cellophane wrapping of the gift was later found in the girl toilets at the Keighley Road premises.

Festival bosses have described the act as 'despicable'.

A spokesman for Trawden Beer and Music Festival said: "It may not be of high value but someone has stolen the raffle prize off the bar at Trawden Beer and Music Festival.

"We are sorry to our punters who entered and will see what we can sort to ensure a prize is given.

"However, this will now have to be taken out of proceeds which would have gone to charity.

"It wasn't mega money but it's just the gall of it to steal from a charity event."

The gift was donated by two Gin Companies, Defiance and Haworth, as part of a raffle competition the festival was having based on War of the Roses.

If anyone knows anything contact the festival organisers via https://www.facebook.com/trawdenbeerfestival/