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Appeal for information following attempted theft in Aigburth Vale

Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted theft at a post office in Aigburth Vale in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 31 January.

At around 3.50am, officers were called to Aigburth Vale to reports of men attempting to drive a digger into County Stores and Post Office on Elmswood Road, causing extensive damage before making off in an unknown vehicle. It is not yet known if anything was stolen from the location.

Forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing at the scene and the road is closed at present at the Sefton Park end as the investigation continues.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Rhodes said: "This is the early stages of our investigation but I want to appeal to anyone with information to come forward. The damage and inconvenience caused by this crude and reckless attack will be significant to the local community today.

"We believe that the digger was stolen from nearby and despite the time of night, this would have been somewhat unusual to witness. We need to hear from anyone who was driving past and has any dashcam footage or has heard any information.

"Likewise, if you saw any vehicle making off at speed from the location just before 4am, this could be vital to us. All information provided will be acted upon to remove these people from your streets."

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100030793 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Subjects

  • Crime

Categories

  • theft
  • liverpool

Regions

  • Merseyside