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The Bouncy House Party owner vows to battle back after equipment stolen from outside Holbeach Police Station

An entrepreneur has vowed to battle on after a van containing his bouncy castles was stolen from outside a police station.

The Bouncy House Party owner Nick Parrish is appealing for information after his Ford Transit van, containing equipment, disappeared from Holbeach Police Station’s driveway on Wednesday last week.

The last two years have been difficult for Mr Parrish, who started the business just a few months before Covid hit, but he is refusing to let this latest obstacle get him down.

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)

Mr Parrish, who runs the bouncy castle firm while also working as an engineer, said: “We have lost some customers because they wanted specific things which we haven’t got any more so they have had to go elsewhere.

“We are lucky that another company who bought a castle off me has loaned me it so I can keep my business going which was nice of them.

“We have to come back fighting.”

The van had been left overnight on Tuesday at his partner’s home in Edinburgh Walk to go for an MOT the following day.

It is believed to have been taken between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday.

A witness is believed to have seen the van overtaking them near Gedney roundabout on Wednesday morning.

After being alerted to the theft Mr Parrish said: “I drove over there to have a look and the van was gone. There was no glass or anything.”

The van contained the following equipment: 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.

Mr Parrish 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.”

Holbeach Police Station is currently closed for renovation project.

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

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