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Thieves have stolen more than 30,000 pounds-worth of military equipment destined for soldiers fighting in Afghanistan

Thieves have stolen more than 30,000 pounds-worth of military equipment destined for soldiers fighting in Afghanistan

Thieves have stolen more than 30,000 pounds-worth of military equipment destined for soldiers fighting in Afghanistan

Thieves have stolen more than £30,000-worth of military equipment destined for soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

The military boots were taken from a lorry that was parked overnight in Banbury, Oxfordshire, between February 6 and 7.

Thieves cut the side curtain of the lorry that was transporting a large consignment of Nato desert boots to the UK and made off with 337 pairs worth £31,000.

Pc Chris Field, from Thames Valley Police, said: "This is an utterly despicable and selfish crime as this equipment was intended for British troops serving in Afghanistan.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this crime to come forward, and I'd also like to speak to anyone who has been offered to buy these boots - have you seen them for sale on any websites or been offered to buy a pair directly?

"If you have any details that could help our investigations, then please contact me directly via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 0845 8 505 505."

PA