Appeal for witnesses following a burglary at a Fire Station in Penketh Date published: 10th January 2017 11.50am

Witnesses are being urged to come forward following a burglary at a Fire Station in Penketh.


Some time between Friday, January 6 and Sunday, January 8 at around 15.30 and 12.30, offenders forced entry to the back shutter door of the station on Widnes Road.


Once inside, thieves stole steal cutting equipment, a generator and two ten metre hydraulic hose.


Penketh Station Manager Tony O’Dwyer said: “Whoever has committed this crime is putting the lives of the community at risk. The equipment stolen is used in rescuing casualties trapped in vehicles involved in road traffic collisions and is vital lifesaving equipment. I urge anyone with any information to contact Cheshire Police.”


Anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour or may have information which could help officers with their enquiries is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 320 of 8 January.


Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.