Pile of rubbish left in place of stolen skip

Workshop manager Charles Briggs looks over the dumped contents of a skip stolen from County Interiors in Pinchbeck.
Workshop manager Charles Briggs looks over the dumped contents of a skip stolen from County Interiors in Pinchbeck.
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THIEVES left a pile of rubbish outside a Pinchbeck furniture business after emptying an industrial skip and stealing it.

Steve Bryan, managing director of County Interiors in Wardentree Lane, was “incensed” when he saw the rubbish piled up in the yard after the theft some time between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning last week.

The roll on roll off skip stolen is about five times the size of a builder’s skip and worth at least £3,000.

Mr Bryan said: “I left the premises at 6.30pm last Tuesday and arrived at work on Wednesday at 7am when I was met by one of the employees who was standing in the yard.

“He told me that he hadn’t gone inside the yard because it may have been classified as a crime scene and that’s when I saw the most enormous pile of rubbish in the yard.

“We reckon that the yard was broken into, then the thieves discharged all the contents of the skip onto the yard before stealing it.

“I think it’s just disgusting and I’m incensed about it.”

The skip contained waste from homes and businesses where County Interior’s staff had fitted kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Mr Bryan said: “The skip was pretty full with waste materials from people’s homes which we collected on clearing the site where we’d worked and it was almost ready to emptied.

“It’s a great shame because we take a lot of pride in our premises and we’re careful to dispose of our waste correctly.

“We’re in a pretty prominent location and we’ve had break-ins on several occasions where scrap metal, vehicles and even wheels from vehicles have been stolen.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman said: “The theft is believed to have happened after 6.30pm on August 21 and was reported to police at about 7.30am the next morning.”

“The skip was a roll on roll off and anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 44 of August 22 2012.”