Milk snatcher strikes in consecutive weeks at Peterborough nursery - leaving centre out of pocket

Heartless thieves got away with a weeks worth of children's milk to be used at a Peterborough nursery on consecutive weeks.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 2:25 pm
Charlotte Tuffs, deputy manager of Little Blossoms Nursery at Werrington with four-year-old Alfie and some of the milk donated by Tesco following a milk theft at the nursery
Charlotte Tuffs, deputy manager of Little Blossoms Nursery at Werrington with four-year-old Alfie and some of the milk donated by Tesco following a milk theft at the nursery

The milk was supplied for free by the government for children at the Little Blossom's Nursery in Werrington - but today and last Tuesday, thieves got away with pints of the white stuff.

Now Tesco has stepped in to make sure the youngsters don't go without their drink - but staff have been left angry as a result,

Manager Angela Lock said: "We get the delivery of nine, four litre bottles every Tuesday - and this is the second week in a row where it has been stolen.

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"It gets left outside the door, so it is obvious that it is for the nursery. We can't believe someone would do that.

"Last week we had to use money out of our own pocket to buy it. It was an additional expense, when money is tight. We have spent a lot of money making the nursery COVID ready.

"The milk is very important for the children. Our under 5s get it every week, it it really helps their bones.

"This week one of the parents, who works at Tesco, had a word, and Tesco have donated milk to replace it. We are really thankful for that donation - it makes such a difference.