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Holbeach businessman vows to fight back van containing bouncy castles was stolen from in front of a police station




An entrepreneur has vowed to come back fighting after thieves stole his van containing around £5,000 worth of equipment for his bouncy castle business.

Nick Parrish has launched an appeal for information after his white Ford Transit van was parked in front of Holbeach Police Station when it was stolen between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday.

Mr Parrish has enough equipment to continue operating The Bounce House Party but has been overwhelmed with support from other companies who have rallied around to loan equipment.

Nick Parrish is appealing for information after bouncy castles and his van were stolen (52045455)
Nick Parrish is appealing for information after bouncy castles and his van were stolen (52045455)

He said: "The loss of the inflatables are more of a hit to us. I have a van that can do the job but it is the loss of the stock that is a massive hit to us. Ours was specially made but we are now in the position to see if the insurance will pay out.

"We still have stock to operate. We are lucky that another company who bought a castle off me and have loaned me it back so I can keep my business going and that was really nice of them.

"We have got to keep on fighting."

Nick Parrish is appealing for information after bouncy castles and his van were stolen (52045477)
Nick Parrish is appealing for information after bouncy castles and his van were stolen (52045477)

Mr Parrish, who started the company just a few months before the first lockdown and also works as an engineer, has lost the following equipment in the theft:

  • A Velcro Airquee bouncy castle
  • A front slide Albbounce castle
  • Two junior sumo iron man / batman suits
  • Two adult suits
  • Two large mats
  • Four blowers

Leads , mats and disco speakers were also stolen from the van, which had just returned from a job and was due to go for its MOT the following day.

Nick Parrish with his bouncy castle's after being featured in the Spalding Guardian. (38886263)
Nick Parrish with his bouncy castle's after being featured in the Spalding Guardian. (38886263)

Holbeach Police Station is currently closed for renovation work.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on the 101 number quoting incident number 76 of October 6.



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