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Thieves target flood hit hotel

Worcester Editorial 19th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

HEARTLESS thieves ransacked a hotel while it was closed because of flooding.

The break-in happened at the Severn View Hotel on Newport Street between 8pm on Friday (February 14) and 4pm on Saturday (February 15).

An Apple Macbook computer and several hundred pounds of cash are definitely missing from the hotel’s office, but it is not yet known exactly what else was taken in the raid.

Supt Kevin Purcell said: “The Severn View Hotel is currently closed as it has been damaged during recent flooding so this really is a heartless crime.

“I would like to reassure people that we continue to have increased patrols out and about in the community at the present time and that it is very much business as usual in relation to our investigation of offences like this.

“This is the only crime that has been reported to the police which involves a property affected by flooding and despite our obvious involvement in helping people deal with the recent extreme weather conditions, we will leave no stone unturned in our attempts to capture the thieves responsible for this break-in.”

Anyone with further information on the incident can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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