Gloucestershire

Gloucester Pied Piper children's charity robbed

The welcome wall at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital's children's centre
Image caption The Pied Piper Appeal was started in 1992 to improve the lives of sick children in Gloucestershire

Police are examining CCTV footage after thieves broke into the offices of a children's charity in Gloucester.

A laptop computer, £100 and a selection of tombola gifts were stolen from the Pied Piper Appeal headquarters at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Staff discovered the theft when they returned to work on Tuesday morning.

Chairman Roger Head said: "Unfortunately we have a small section of the community that are capable of plumbing the very depths of depravity."

It is believed the thieves entered the rear of the building through a window.

Mr Head said all the filing cabinets had been jemmied open and an "awful mess" made of the office.

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