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Police issue warning following theft of toys

Police have issued a warning to the public following the theft of Little Tykes Squeezoo Bubble Bus and Elephant toys.

A trailer containing a batch of the toys was stolen in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 22 November) from Wellesbourne Distribution Park. The toys were on their way to be destroyed due to quality control issues with that batch.

The brand is still stocked and available from reputable retailers, however this batch could present a potential safety risk.Image 1 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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Detective Constable Daniel Griffiths said: "We're urging people to show caution when buying these toys them from a market, car boot sale, online auction site or social media.Image 2 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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"This particular batch of toys were on their way to be destroyed due to quality control issues and there are potential safety risks associated with them.

"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 is blue curtain sided with a red chassis with the identification number C451753. The number plate may have the partial registration WT67.Image 3 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
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Anyone with information about the offence or who thinks they have seen the stolen toys for sale should call police on 101 quoting incident 50 of 22 November 2018. Alternatively, information be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Issued: 5.20pm, Friday 23 November, Sam Cook, Corporate Communications

Published 22/11/18