Police appeal over charity box theft

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Police in Halifax are appealing for anyone who recognises the pictured charity money box to get in touch.

Officers believe the cash tin was stolen from somewhere in the Halifax area, possibly the town centre, and are trying to establish where and when it happened.

The box belongs to the Hopwood Lane Mosque - the Jamia Masjid - but representatives of the Mosque distributed a number of the charity boxes of a similar description to premises across Halifax, including taxi ranks and small shops.

The box is described as being khaki green in colour, 6”x2”x4” with a silver handle. It has specific markings in Tipp-ex on both sides of the tin saying “MASJID HOPWOOD LANE” on one side and “SUFI” (Urdu writing) on the other.

Anyone who can identify the location where the box could have been stolen from are asked to contact the Calderdale Central Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.

Three men aged 46, 32 and 31 were arrested on suspicion of theft. They have since been bailed.