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Teak gates stolen from Upton Grey
12:49pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in Local
ORCHARD gates made of teak and ironwood have been stolen from the village of Upton Grey.
Thieves lifted the gates off their hinges between 5pm on Tuesday, March 19 and 8am on Thursday, March 21 on Upton Grey Road.
PC Andy Reid from the Basingstoke Rural Safer Neighbourhoods team said: “These are five-bar orchard gates which are 1.46 metres tall and 2.4 metres wide made from reclaimed ironwood and teak which is over 100 years old.
“They are extremely heavy and therefore would have needed at least two people to lift them and a vehicle to remove them.
“I would like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle parked in a gateway along Upton Grey Road between the times of the theft or anyone with knowledge of these distinctive gates being offered for sale.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Reid at Whitchurch police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.