‘How could peo­ple at­tack a char­ity?’

Bur­glar­ies hit two hos­pice shops in six weeks

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

BUR­GLARS have struck again at a Har­ling­ton Hos­pice char­ity shop within a mat­ter of weeks of another break in at their West Dray­ton store.

Har­ling­ton Hos­pice’s shop in Fair­field Road, Yiewsley, was tar­geted on Tues­day Novem­ber 22 by thieves who es­caped with a char­ity box.

Just six weeks be­fore­hand, on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 10, shortly be­fore 10.45pm, bur­glars broke into the shop in Broad­way Pa­rade on Sta­tion Road,

We re­ally hoped it wouldn’t hap­pen to us again. We’re re­ally dis­ap­pointed

steal­ing hun­dreds of pounds and caus­ing al­most £1,000 of dam­age.

It is un­clear how much was stolen in the sec­ond bur­glary and the char­ity is un­sure how much re­pairs from the break-in will cost.

The alarm sounded at the shop in Fair­field Road just be­fore 1am on Tues­day morn­ing after thieves forced their way in.

Com­mu­nity fundraiser with the hos­pice, Emma Wag­gott, told the Gazette: “We’re re­ally dis­ap­pointed that peo­ple could at­tack a char­ity in this way.

“We have hoped it wouldn’t hap­pen to us again.”

Har­ling­ton Hos­pice of­fers end-of-life care through­out Hilling­don and sup­port fam­i­lies deal­ing with be­reave­ment and loss.

The Har­ling­ton-based char­ity’s ser­vices in­clude day care, home care and coun­selling

There are seven Har­ling­ton Hos­pice shops in Hilling­don and one in Slough.

There have be no ar­rests in con­nec­tion with the sec­ond bur­glary but the Metropoli­tan Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

It is not clear if the bur­glar­ies are linked.

TAR­GETED TWICE: The shop in Fair­field Road, Yiewsley, boarded up after the break-in

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