Cops foil robbers at Kirkstall Ed
THE president of a Leeds-based cricket club claims they were close to losing everything before police stepped in to foil a recent burglary attempt.
Officers found two vans loaded up with equipment – including a tractor, four lawnmowers, a lawnspiking machine, a strimmer and a leaf blower – that had been removed from a storage container at Kirkstall Educational CC.
The vans were parked at the bottom of the club’s Queenswood Road ground before police disturbed the team of burglars after receiving a call from a local resident.
“When the police arrived, the perpetrators did a runner and the engines on the vans were actually still running,” said club president and groundsman David Hodgson. “That’s how near we were to losing everything.
“We’re so grateful to this neighbour who called the police.We are really indebted to her.
“We’re trying to foster good relationships with the local community, so that was brilliant.”