Fourth raid in two years at caravan site

Alan Thompson after thieves targeted his site.
Alan Thompson after thieves targeted his site.
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A CARAVAN park owner has spoken of his frustration after his business was targeted by thieves for the fourth time in just two years.

The raiders went to Alan Thompson’s site, on Turnover Hall Farm, St Michael’s, to steal cash – and trashed large parts of the site looking for it.

Cash boxes were ripped off snooker tables and washing machines, windows were smashed and a fire door was broken down by burglars, who Mr Thompson believes only escaped from the Rawcliffe Road site with a small amount of money.

He told The Gazette: “They’ve caused a lot of damage.

“They have taken the coin boxes but I only emptied them two nights before so they got away with almost nothing, but they kept going and smashing everything up until they got a little bit.

“They smashed two windows, ripped about 15 money boxes off and the pool table was empty but they smashed the money boxes off that.

“They smashed the fire escape door as well which was all bolted up.

“It will cost a couple of thousand pounds to fix.”

It is the fourth time the isolated site has been targeted by burglars in four years, and Mr Thompson said he will now fork out even more cash to install CCTV cameras to deter the thieves.

He said: “We’re going to fix most of the stuff and we are going to put CCTV up as well, because we’re lacking that to be truthful.

“We thought everything was friendly but it’s not anymore.

“It’s annoying.”

The caravan site was targeted between 10pm on January 30 and 7.30am on January 31.

PCSO Dave Edwards, of Garstang Police, said: “As always we urge anyone with any information to come forward and contact us on 101.”

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