Thieves raid donations destined to help terminally ill

Thieves raided donations left outside this charity shop in Witham

Thieves raided donations left outside this charity shop in Witham

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A Witham dad has spoke of his disgust after he spotted heartless thieves raiding donations destined to help the terminally ill.

Les Coates, 45, of Humber Road, Witham, saw elderly people take items from bags left outside a Farleigh Hospice shop, based in Newland Street, on Sunday.

He confronted one woman who became abusive.

Cheryl Bunkle, for Farleigh Hospice, said she was “disappointed” that people had taken donations and urged residents to hand items directly to shop staff.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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11:14am Thu 31 Jul 14

cmills says...

People leave stuff , often in black bin bags on the pavement - outside - its just dumping -if the items were anything worthwhile they would hand it to the shop- its just worthless rubbish - it can`t be said that other people looking thought this rubbish and taking salable items ( perhaps rags ) are thieves - Its the people who dump who are committing an offense.
People leave stuff , often in black bin bags on the pavement - outside - its just dumping -if the items were anything worthwhile they would hand it to the shop- its just worthless rubbish - it can`t be said that other people looking thought this rubbish and taking salable items ( perhaps rags ) are thieves - Its the people who dump who are committing an offense. cmills
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1:22pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

perhaps these people who took the clothes are desperate because nobody looks after them - they probably have nothing themselves I do not call that stealing - its not stealing because no one paid for them I agree with the comment above - people are told time and again not to leave stuff outside the charity shops but to take them in so its theire own stupid fault if someone else gets to it
perhaps these people who took the clothes are desperate because nobody looks after them - they probably have nothing themselves I do not call that stealing - its not stealing because no one paid for them I agree with the comment above - people are told time and again not to leave stuff outside the charity shops but to take them in so its theire own stupid fault if someone else gets to it Bhudeeka
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6:16pm Thu 31 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Strike me blue: there I go again, agreeing with Bhudie-cakes.

Oo-er, missus: I'm feeling queer all over.
Strike me blue: there I go again, agreeing with Bhudie-cakes. Oo-er, missus: I'm feeling queer all over. /@|_|@\
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