Play equipment is stolen

Bouncy Castle stolen from Time Out Community Group, Preston
Bouncy Castle stolen from Time Out Community Group, Preston
Share this article
Have your say

A community group has been left devastated after the theft of play equipment.

Police said sometime between 7am and 12pm on Sunday, January 5, the storage container at Sion Park Hub in Longridge Road, Preston, was broken into.

A bouncy castle was taken along with garden furniture, footballs and football goals and two large green garden gazebos which belonged to the Time Out Community Group.

PC Paul Geldard said: “The equipment belonged to a local community group who support local children in the Greenlands and Ribbleton areas.

“The people responsible have shown a complete and utter lack of respect for the hard work of residents who run the group, and for the children that use the facilities and equipment.

“This will have a devastating impact on the children and community who will not be able to take part in future activities and events that had been planned.

“I strongly believe that someone living within the Ribbleton area will know who is responsible for this crime and will hold information that police can use to locate the property and the people involved.”

The bouncy castle has the community group’s name in vinyl letters across the bottom.

Call police on 101.