Police investigate after another Poppy Appeal box is stolen

Police news.
Police news.

A second Poppy Appeal box has been stolen in Boston, this one taken from the Standard’s office in Church Lane.

The box, which was placed in the Standard’s reception area last week, was taken some time between 3pm and 6.45pm on Monday.

This follows the theft of another box supporting the Royal British Legion campaign from Ted West’s chip shop, Eastwood Road some time last Wednesday.

Insp Jim Manning, of Boston police, said: “Lincolnshire Police take theft from charity, whatever the amount very seriously and a proper investigation will be conducted to identify those responsible and recover the Poppy box.”

As well as the two in Boston, police are looking into thefts of Poppy Appeal boxes in Skegness and Lincoln.

If you have information about the culprit, call officers on 101.