Callous thieves steal village fireworks money

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Hundreds of pounds of charity money collected for a village fireworks display have been stolen from a pub.

A thief broke into Royal Oak pub in Main Street, Tingewick, via the front door sometime between 1.30am and 6.45am on Saturday and stole a large whiskey bottle which contained £700 in notes and coins.

The money was a charity collection to be donated for a village fireworks display.

PC Graham Labrum said: “Nothing else was taken from the pub, just this money which had been collected by the villagers over the year for a fireworks display for the village.

“This is very disappointing for everyone and we would ask that anyone who may have any information about this burglary to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Contact PC Labrum via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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