Sunday, June 18, 2006

Table Top Sales

Village hall break-ins, the wedding season and the strange case of 300 missing tables
By Karyn Miller
(Filed: 18/06/2006)

They are disappearances that have left the police baffled for more than a year. In a series of daring night-time raids on village halls, 300 large trestle tables - together with cutlery and tablecloths - have been stolen.
The latest raid took place when thieves forced their way into East Barkwith village hall, near Louth, and made off with 20 tables, plus matching tablecloths.
Christopher Wilson, 50, the vice-chairman of East Barkwith parish council, said: "It's ever so quiet around here and there isn't much crime but we had been warned that this might happen.
"The marquee theory makes sense - these aren't the sorts of stolen goods that you can pass around in the pub."
Sunday Telegraph


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