York & North Yorkshire

Thieves steal chocolate from Sherburn unit

Thieves who raided an industrial estate in North Yorkshire have escaped with about £20,000 of chocolate destined for export.

Police said the raiders forced opened the gates of a storage unit at Sherburn in Elmet industrial estate and took four pallets of the chocolates.

Officers said the pallets of Dairy Milk Moments were only available in the Republic of Ireland.

The gang also took a quantity of Hello Kitty chocolate eggs.

Officers said the brand of chocolates would be easily identifiable and that buying stolen goods was an offence.

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