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Nappies and sanitary products stolen from a foodbank in Salford

Police are investigating after thousands of pounds worth of nappies and sanitary products were stolen from a Food Bank in Salford.

Police have been made aware that between Tuesday 14 August 2018 and Friday 17 August 2018 there had been a break-in at Scene, the Salford Food Bank on Mocha Parade.

It was reported that thieves had stolen over £2,000 worth of groceries from six pallets, mainly containing nappies from the Aldi brand Mamia, and sanitary products set for people who use the food bank.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible.

Superintendent Howard Millington from GMP’s Salford borough said: “I have been a police officer for many years, and regularly think that I’ve seen it all. The theft of nappies from a food banks though, that is beyond low and has shocked even the most unshockable of police officers.

“This food bank is there for the community when they need it most, and many of the items donated come from people within that same community.

“In Salford we look out for each other, and sadly we are all victims of this robbery.

“We have already had people come forward with information to try and help us with our investigation, we are very grateful for this and hope it continues.

“We are determined to find those responsible for this inexcusable crime, so anyone with any information is asked to call police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1319, alternatively call police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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