Thief steals Poppy Appeal tin containing hundreds of pounds on Remembrance Sunday in Blackpool

A Poppy Appeal collection tin containing hundreds of pounds in donations has been snatched from a supermarket in Bispham.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 8:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 8:04 am

The British Legion collection tin was stolen from Tesco Express in All Hallows Road, Bispham at around 12.35pm on Remembrance Sunday (November 10).

After reviewing CCTV footage, police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

The man (pictured) was wearing a white hoodie underneath a black tracksuit top.

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This man is wanted by police following the theft of a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collection tin containing several hundred pounds from Tesco Express in Bispham Village on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Lancashire Police

A police spokesman said: "Do you know this man? We want to speak to him in connection with the theft of a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Collection Tin, containing several hundred pounds, from Tesco Express in Bispham Village.

"It happened on Remembrance Sunday (November 10), at approximately 12.35pm."

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