Meat stolen from hotel freezer

Incident: Springfield House Hotel
Incident: Springfield House Hotel
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More than £600 of meat was stolen from an insecure outbuilding at a hotel.

Police said thieves struck at Springfield House Hotel in Wheel Lane, Pilling, near Garstang, between 3pm and 9pm on December 23.

They took meat from a storage freezer including turkey crowns, shoulders of lamb and lamb shanks, duck fillets, pork, bacon, gammon and geese.

Officers said the people responsible also helped themselves to cheese and a crate of lager.

PC Robert Tugman, who is investigating the incident, said: “If anyone noticed any suspicious activity in the area then we would urge them to contact police.

“It is likely the offenders could have tried to sell on the meat in the street, in pubs or possibly from the back of a vehicle.

“Members of the public being offered such items for sale are urged to contact police on 101 with as much information as possible.”

The privately owned Springfield House Hotel, which is a Georgian house dating back to 1840, has a restaurant which is open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday.