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Guide Trip Put In Jeopardy By Thief

Thursday July 11 2013


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A GUIDE leader has described the thief who has put a children's summer camping trip in jeopardy as 'scum'.

Silkstone Guides worked hard to raise funds to buy a trailer that carries all their camping gear, and had been looking forward to using it this month at an international guides camp in Lincoln.

But a man was seen stealing the jockey wheel of the trailer last month, and unless the money can be found to buy a replacement the trip will be off.

The guide's leader, who does not want to be named, said: "The only word I could use to describe someone who would steal from little children is scum," she said.

"The trailer is parked in the same place all the time - everyone knows it belongs to the guides. Try as I might I just can't imagine how anyone could do a thing like this.

The wheel was stolen from the trailer as it was parked off Sheffield Road, Barnsley, last month.

The guide said: "The trailer cost us £400 which is an awful lot of money for a guide group like ours - everyone worked very hard for a long time to raise the money and now this happens.

"I don't know yet how much a replacement wheel will cost but I do know we haven't got any spare money.

"The camp, later this month, will be our first trip of the year. I don't know how I will break the news to them if I am forced to that we might have to cancel it.

"But the sad fact is without a replacement wheel the trailer and the guides are going nowhere.

"It would be nice if the horrible person who stole it would show some compassion and give it back - but I'm not holding my breath."

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Reply Posted by Mark on Thursday July 11 2013 at 14:39
Dirty scumbags. Its the life we live in now and nothing can't change it. All we can do is lock this away ,cameras,fences . I know its costly to start with but the thieving scumbags wont get a thing. Barnsley is terrible for crime..Apparantly its been the lowest for years but I think that was a few years ago. I don't see police around any more because of cutbacks, This leads to idiots being able to get away with anything. If its not knocked on the head now then it will be a sad place to live.

Reply Posted by Jake jackson on Thursday July 11 2013 at 15:18
£30 for a replacement from towsure , look online or visit Sheffield store ;-)

Reply Posted by Brian on Thursday July 11 2013 at 17:31
I have got one in my garden, don't know how it got there.
£20 to a good home.

Reply Posted by Alan on Sunday July 14 2013 at 14:18
There is a new-looking one for sale on the Items for sale in Barnsley(no power hungry admins) group for £25ono. If it is suitable I will donate the money to buy it. I commented on the post letting the seller know about the missing one in this article.