Monday 18 December 2017

Wasp stings clue to finding thieves

Police are seeking theives who were stung by wasps
Police are seeking theives who were stung by wasps

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."

Press Association

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