Wasp stings clue to finding thieves
Published 08/09/2010 | 16:48
Police are hoping to hunt down a gang thieves through stings the offenders suffered when they disturbed a wasps' nest on an allotment.
The crooks are thought to have got more than they bargained for while stealing property from sheds in Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, last weekend.
It is believed the thieves fled from the allotments on Fellbrook Lane, abandoning some of their haul, after uncovering the nest in a plastic bunker.
Inspector Matt Bennion, commander of Bucknall Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: "Instead of being faced with a guard dog, or activating a burglar alarm, these offenders were forced to flee the scene of the crime by a swarm of wasps.
"It is highly likely the offenders would have been left nursing wasp stings and we are keen to trace those people."