Charity donations stolen

DONATIONS for an animal welfare charity were stolen from outside Clevedon homes.

Residents in The Tynings and Ransford areas of the town had put out pink bags containing items for donation to the PDSA ready for collection on Monday.

That morning two men driving a yellow, flat back van were seen collecting the bags between 8.30-9am. However, the official PDSA collectors then went around the town, leading residents to realise the first men had stolen their donations.

The incident was reported to the police and one resident told officers she was left upset and angry after selecting items of value to donate to the charity.

PC Linda Hyde said: “This is an upsetting incident for many people who made the effort to support a worthwhile cause. Two unscrupulous men have helped themselves to these items and will probably use them for their own gain. We are investigating the theft and I would appeal to anyone with information about this to get in touch. “

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.