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Police warning to festive shoppers after theft of potentially dangerous toys

Ian Hughes 23rd Nov, 2018

CHRISTMAS shoppers are being warned to watch out for potentially dangerous stolen toys being offered for sale.

A trailer containing a batch of toys, which were on their way to be destroyed due to quality control issues, was stolen from Wellesbourne Distribution Park in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday).

Det Con Daniel Griffiths said: “We’re urging people to show caution when buying these toys from a market, car boot sale, online auction site or social media.

“We have launched an investigation to identify the offenders and retrieve the stolen toys. I’d appeal for anyone with information that could help with our investigation to contact us.”

The stolen trailer was blue curtain sided with a red chassis with the identification number C451753. The number plate may have the partial registration WT67.

Anyone with information or who thinks they have seen the stolen toys for sale should call police on 101. Alternatively, information be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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