Coventry & Warwickshire

Water tank stolen near Stratford railway station

A cast iron water tank weighing about 22 tonnes has been stolen from land next to Stratford-upon-Avon railway station.

Warwickshire Police said it was taken between 14:00 GMT on 6 December and 16:00 GMT on 12 December.

The tank was to have been restored after being donated to the Vintage Trains Trust.

Bob Meanley, from the charity, believes it is worth £4,000-£5,000 as scrap and could cost £25,000 to replace.

There had been a plan to develop a steam servicing centre at Stratford-upon-Avon for steam train excursions.

Warwickshire Police said two railway buffer stops were also believed to have been stolen.

Officers are working with staff at the railway station to study CCTV footage to try to identify the offenders, and would like to hear from anyone with information about the theft.

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