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Valley club targeted by midnight raiders

Louise Lancashire and manager Pam Sharp, with the damaged mini-buses and spilt diesel, at Calder Valley Club, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd

Louise Lancashire and manager Pam Sharp, with the damaged mini-buses and spilt diesel, at Calder Valley Club, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd

Thieves who damaged vehicles and stole diesel from a charity that offers a lifeline to adults with physical disabilities have been branded “heartless”.

Calder Valley Club in Mytholmroyd was targeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning by three men who spent two hours damaging the charities four mini-buses and stealing the fuel, in an attack that has caused around £400 of damage..

Centre manager Pam Sharp said that other days may be at risk of closure as the vehicles are temporarily not roadworthy. This means people who rely on the service, and their families and carers have all been denied vital care and respite.

Pam said: “Overnight they have damaged beyond repair fuel locks and syphoned off around £300 of fuel.

“The people who are being punished by this deliberate act are the people who use the service and their carers, who had to be informed that attendance was not possible.”

The incident, which the police are investigating, happened between 12.12am and 1.30am on Wednesday, March 19, and was caught on CCTV. Anyone with any more information can contact the police via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

For more information about the day centre, visit www.caldervalleyclub.co.uk​ or call 01422 885098.

 

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