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CRUEL CRIME: Berkhamsted hospice shocked by theft of 50 Christmas trees

 Published on: 2nd December 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Hospice of St Francis staff were left shocked when 50 of their Christmas trees were stolen overnight.

The hospice released a statement after the trees went missing from their car park at Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, on the evening of Sunday, November 28, along with stands and wreaths.

On Facebook, the hospice said: “This incident took place whilst patients were being cared for through the night inside the hospice.

“The police are currently conducting an investigation. In the meantime, the hospice has arranged for night patrols.

“We are grateful to be selling these wonderful Christmas trees here at the hospice again this year.

“Every Christmas tree, grown locally, helps raise funds for the hospice and we still have plenty available.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful community, for your continued support.”

Herts Police are now investigating the incident, which occurred sometime between 11.30pm and 12.20am in the night.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/93632/21.

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