Birmingham & Black Country

Box for ill child stolen from Birmingham pub

A collection box used to try to raise £26,000 for stem cell treatment in Germany for a six-month-old girl has been stolen from a Birmingham pub.

The box was put in Asbury Tavern, Great Barr, by the parents of Keira Fletcher, who has a life-limiting illness.

People forced open a fire escape to enter the pub on Newton Road overnight from 10 April into 11 April.

The offenders were described as three young men, aged in their mid to late teens, all wearing hooded tops.

Sgt Kym Jones said: "The box would have been clearly labelled.

"The offenders would surely have seen this, but chose to take it anyway, which is very upsetting...

"The offenders are believed to have gone into the pub at around 3.40am.

"With this in mind, and the fact that they did not appear to have a vehicle, we believe that the offenders may be local to the area and pub."

Alcohol was also grabbed from the bar in the incident.

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