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Police appeal after canal viaduct stonework stolen

John Freeman

Police are appealing for information after eight ornamental stones were stolen were stolen from the viaduct over the River Lune at Caton Road in Lancaster.

The incident happened at the between Monday 27th September and Friday 1st October.

Offenders have approached the bridge and dislodged some of the balustrades before moving them to a concealed location by the bridge. They have then made off with the others.

PC Simon Harrison said, “I would appeal to anyone who has information on who may have stolen these stones to come forward.

“Given the size and weight of the stones, it is not something you can walk down the street with so anyone who has spotted anything suspicious in the area or perhaps vans and pick up truck acting suspiciously then I would ask people to come forward and contact us.”

The bridge has been vandalised before, but this time the stones were taken, not simply damaged.

•Anyone with information is asked to call Lancaster police on 01524 63333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.