Police appeal as cart is taken from park

The cart which was stolen from Poulton Plaiz Holiday Park, and (below) the man police wish to speak to.

The cart which was stolen from Poulton Plaiz Holiday Park, and (below) the man police wish to speak to.

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DO you know this man? Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with the theft of a horse cart.

The cart was taken from an insecure outbuilding at Poulton Plaiz Holiday Park, Garstang Road West, Poulton.

The man police want to speak to in connection with the theft of a horse cart last week.

The man police want to speak to in connection with the theft of a horse cart last week.

The offender then forced entry to a derelict farmhouse on the site and stole a large wooden fireplace surround from a ground floor front room.

He then took the item to a barn area, loaded it onto the horse cart before pushing it down the main road towards Blackpool,

PC Dave Key, community beat manager for Poulton, is now appealing for information.

He said: “The offender pushed the cart down a busy main road and it is quite probable passing motorists witnessed the incident.

“We would appeal for anyone with information or who thinks they recognise the suspect in the CCTV image to come forward as their information could assist our enquiry.”

The heavy-duty exercise cart is red and has two horse shoe steps on either side with a red leather seat and aluminium wheels.

At a recent meeting Highcross ward councillor Roger Berry, who has responsibility for neighbourhood services, said residents had to secure their properties.

He added: “There has been a recent spate of car and garage thefts in Poulton but unfortunately people are leaving their property open and making it easy for thieves.

“When it comes to cars make sure all possessions are out of site and the doors are locked.

“The same should be mentioned for garages, sheds and outbuildings, make sure they are secure.”

Anyone who has any information on the incident, which happened between 8.30 and 9.05pm on Tuesday, May 22, should contact police by calling 101

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.