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Thieves Steal Two Poppy Appeal Collections

Monday November 25 2013




THIEVES took two money boxes which helps injured soldiers, veterans and their families.

The theft of two Poppy Appeal boxes has been described as 'shameful'.

Opportunist thieves took the boxes from Amy's fish and chip shop on School Street, Darfield, and also a cafe on Church Street.

Trevor Smith is the secretary for the Darfield branch of the Royal British Legion and has been organising the appeal in the area for 15 years.

"It's very disappointing because the money is desperately needed," he said.

"I'm ashamed because presumably it's been done by Darfield people. It's a terrible situation because we've never had this in the past.

"Last year we handed more than £5,000 over and the money goes to an excellent cause.

"For every man killed there are another 25-30 injured. In the First World War the Barnsley battalions were devastated."

The thefts are being investigated by the police and CCTV footage may have caught the chip shop thief in the act.

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Reply Posted by Charlene on Monday November 25 2013 at 12:42
Name and Shame ABSULUTLEY discusting they want there hands chopped off!

Reply Posted by Ewok on Monday November 25 2013 at 13:26
*absolutely
*disgusting
*their

Reply Posted by kilkenny on Monday November 25 2013 at 13:30
Another DICKIONARY on WAB..

Reply Posted by Barnsley truth on Monday November 25 2013 at 21:50
*dictionary

Reply Posted by Daz on Monday November 25 2013 at 12:49
Vile scum, unworthy of being called Human.

Reply Posted by Industial on Monday November 25 2013 at 13:51
If they are caught they should be sent to the front lines with out pay and bring two of our boys home for Christmas to spend with their families.


Reply Posted by hangman on Monday November 25 2013 at 15:12
the money they have stolen will be to feed there habits.name and shame these scumbags. but it wudnt bother them naming them. so just destroy this vermin.

Reply Posted by kfc on Monday November 25 2013 at 15:43
Vermin Smack Rats on Tour. chop of there hands Saddam Hussain had best idea.

Reply Posted by Tony on Monday November 25 2013 at 16:41
Name and Shame.

Reply Posted by TheGuardian on Monday November 25 2013 at 19:22
So typical of how we've allowed our town to become. We're devolving, scum giving birth to more ignorant, lazy scum. Subhumans. We're a disgrace to the county of Yorkshire.

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday November 25 2013 at 21:29
TheGuardian for prime minister !!!!

Reply Posted by Wendy on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 07:00
Darfield is getting a really bad name lately, not fair for the residents thats lived here years....

Reply Posted by Mad Bad & Dangerous to know on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 09:03
Any Charity theft is disgusting, this one even more so... it is totally beyond words

Reply Posted by To kilkenny/from Sid on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 09:58
HA MUCH DID DA GET

Reply Posted by Pussyman on Thursday November 28 2013 at 08:59
we just scrapped a couple of pints,dont know what all the fuss is about it went to a good cause charity begins at home,thats me.

Reply Posted by DIRE STRAIGHTS on Saturday November 30 2013 at 11:17
MONEY FOR NOTHING.

Reply Posted by Mark on Wednesday November 27 2013 at 17:49
Vile pile of shite scum bag low life's ..I bet they take from their families and friends too. Very annoying people.. Well what to do about them..name and shame..posters up of them

Reply Posted by Sarah on Wednesday November 27 2013 at 18:51
Disgusting hope these scum get caught they should be sent to fight in place of our lads and see why the money's raised in the first place ! My dad collects for this cause every year and it takes hard work and goes a way to helping all our veterans ! Don't know how some people sleep at night ! Dirtbags

Reply Posted by Matt on Saturday November 30 2013 at 23:06
I don't advocate violence but tie them up outside the town hall and stone them.



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