Police appeal after phone box stolen

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the theft of a red phone box in Chelford.

Sometime between 2.30pm and 3pm on 13 July an old style red phone box was removed from a garden in Chelford Road. The box belongs to Chelford Parish Council and no one had given permission for it to be removed.

A white Ford transit van was seen dropping off a skip and then and three men using a digger then removed the box and asked a member of public to guard the live electric cables which had been exposed while they contacted the energy network to make it safe. The men never returned.

PC John Milman said: “We’ve been making a number of enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man in this image as he may be able to help us with our enquiries. I’d also appeal for the man to come forward to assist us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting IML 1036485.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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