CCTV: Is this man behind James Goodship memorial garden raid?

CCTV from Mason Street, Colne. (S)
CCTV from Mason Street, Colne. (S)

Police investigating a series of thefts on a street in Colne have released CCTV of a man who they would like to trace in connection with their inquiries.

Three properties on Mason Street were targeted overnight between 4-30am and 5-30am on Sunday, August 2nd.

In each instance, it is thought that someone has gained access to the rear gardens and yards of the properties and stolen garden ornaments and solar lights.

Officers are also linking the incident with damage caused at the James Goodship Memorial Garden at the Colne Citidel on Market Place. Similarly, the garden was damaged and items stolen including solar lights and sentimental ornaments.

Some of the property was recovered from the local area, but officers would like to trace the man in the CCTV images.

PCSO 7530 Ailsa Gill of Colne Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are keen to trace and speak to the man in the CCTV and I would urge anyone with information about his identity to get in touch at your earliest opportunity.

CCTV from Mason Street, Colne. (S)

CCTV from Mason Street, Colne. (S)

“It is despicable that someone would also damage a memorial garden and we know that the family and friends of James Goodship and the wider community are appalled by this mindless act. We are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0431 of August 2nd.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

It is despicable that someone would also damage a memorial garden and we know that the family and friends of James Goodship and the wider community are appalled by this mindless act. We are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice.

PCSO Ailsa Gill