Appeal for information after burglars target children’s nursey in Runcorn Date published: 11th April 2019 12.14pm

Runcorn officers are urging witnesses to come forward after burglars targeted a nursery in Sandymoor.

At around 4.45am on Thursday 11 April unknown offenders broke into the Little Manor Day Nursey on Manor Farm Road.

Once inside they conducted a search of the premises and stole a quantity of petty cash and electronic equipment.

An investigation into the incident has been launched and officers are following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV and forensics.

Detective Sergeant Rob McLoughlin said: “To target a children’s nursery is shameful and we are committed to doing everything we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.

“As part of the investigation I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time that the burglary occurred and believes they may have witnessed something suspicious.

“If you think that you have information that could help our investigation, no matter how small, please call the team here at Runcorn Police Station on 101.

“I also want to hear from motorists with dashcams who were driving on Manor Farm Road between 4am and 5am.

Anyone with information that may be relevant to the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 371025, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage .