Garden centre owners left 'gutted' after thieves steal 40 Christmas trees - The Evesham Observer

Garden centre owners left 'gutted' after thieves steal 40 Christmas trees

Evesham Editorial 8th Dec, 2016 Updated: 8th Dec, 2016   0

THE OWNERS of a Pershore garden centre have been left ‘gutted’ after thieves stole more than 40 Christmas trees.

Mark Evans and his wife Annalise, who have run Three Springs Nursery on Defford Road for the past 12 years, discovered the Nordmann firs had been taken when they opened up the nursery this morning (Thursday).

The couple have been left with just three trees to sell and Mr Evans believes the theft has cost the business more than £2,500.

Police are in the early stages of their investigation, but it’s believed the trees were taken sometime between 4.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday) and 9.30am this morning (Thursday).

Speaking to the Observer, Mr Evans said: “It’s going to massively affect us.

“My supplier has offered to get us some more trees by tomorrow- I’m thinking about.

“I’m just so afraid of this happening again. Approximately £2,500 worth has been stolen.

“We were gutted. I just saw my wife’s face when she opened the gate and knew something was wrong.

“A similar incident happened a few years ago when about 15 or so trees were stolen.

“There’s probably not much chance of the trees being found.

“We have got CCTV. We’ll be looking through it tonight but it looks like the main camera has been moved out of the way, so we may not see anything.”

Anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time or anyone who has any information is urged to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident 164S of Thursday, December 8.

Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.


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