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Police hunt man who stole €28,000 worth of biscuits

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 02/11/2015 | 13:44

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Firm favourite - Wagon Wheels Credit: Burton's biscuits
The haul contained dozens of boxes of Maryland chocolate cookies Credit: Burton's biscuits

Detective in England are searching for a man in connection with the robbery of almost €30,000 worth of biscuits.

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Paul Michael Price (37), is wanted by police in connection with the theft of £20,000 (€28,000) worth of biscuits from Burton's Biscuits.

The UK based company make Jammie Dodgers, Maryland cookies and and Wagon Wheels, amongst other products.

The stolen biscuits were packed in boxes and were stored in a lorry, which was taken from a factory in Cwmbran, South Wales.

Paul Williams, a former employee at Burton's, said the theft was unprecedented, adding: “I can’t remember there being anything like it in 25 years."

A Gwent Police spokesman said they are giving the matter their full attention.

"We're appealing for information to locate 37-year-old Paul Michael Price from the Liverpool area who we would like to speak with following the theft of a trailer containing approximately £20,000 worth of biscuits from Burtons Foods Ltd on Ty Coch Way in Cwmbran."

He added that Price has links to both the Liverpool and Stoke areas.

Police confirmed that another man, a 24-year-old from Liverpool, is due to appear at Newport Crown Court charged with the theft later this week.

Burton's Biscuits also manufacture a selection of savoury products such as crackers and cheese puffs.

However thieves deliberately selected the truck laden with biscuits, perhaps showing their preference for sweet treats.

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