Unique fireworks worth £20,000 stolen in raid

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Fireworks have been stolen from a storage unit in Huntingdon just a couple of weeks ahead of Bonfire night.

Police were called at just after 10am on Sunday, October 25 with reports of a burglary at a storage unit.

It is believed offenders broke into the unit used by Kimbolton Fireworks Ltd between 5.30pm on Saturday (October 24) and 10am on Sunday, and made off with about 24 pallets of fireworks, worth between £18,000 and £20,000.

Detective Constable Karin Peters said: “Three vehicles were also stolen during the break in; a white Ford Transit van, a Mitsubishi Fuso van and an Iveco 7.5 tonne box van, which the offenders used as get-away vehicles.

“It is believed the offenders entered and left the warehouse via a perimeter road leading out onto Clay Lane and triggered an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera on the A14 westbound at Ellington just before 2am the following morning (Monday, October 26).

“Within the stolen items were 50 cases of garden ‘Platinum Selection’ fireworks that are exclusive to Kimbolton Fireworks. Three cases had already been shipped to a supplier in Bedford, and the rest are not available from any other outlet.

“I would urge anyone who has seen any fireworks marked ‘CE Platinum’, or been offered them for sale to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or report online via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.