Children's hospice cash thieves branded ‘scum’

Chorley Citizen: Landlord John Grainger is furious after cash collected by customers of the Prince of Wales for Derian House was stolen Landlord John Grainger is furious after cash collected by customers of the Prince of Wales for Derian House was stolen

PEOPLE who stole almost £500 destined for a children’s hospice have been described as ‘the lowest of the low’.

The money, which pubgoers collected for Derian House in Chorley, was taken during a break-in at the Prince of Wales pub in Cowling Brow in the town.

After forcing their way in from the backyard, intruders emptied an envelope from a box under the till containing £260. The envelope was clearly marked ‘Derian House money’.

A five-litre whiskey bottle, containing loose change and thought to contain more than £200, was also stolen.

Non-charity related cash amounting to around £340 was also taken last Sunday.

Landlord John Grainger, 56, who has run the Prince of Wales for just over a year, said he was ‘angered and upset’.

He said: “These people are beneath contempt. It would have been obvious to the scum that did this that this was charity money. It was clear the money was for Derian House. Every one of my customers is furious and there are a lot of questions being asked in this neighbourhood to try and catch who did this.

“If anyone knows anything about this, please do the decent thing and call the police.”

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1:49pm Thu 19 Sep 13

2 for 5p says...

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Every one of my customers is furious and there are a lot of questions being asked in this neighbourhood:

Yes I bet they are, £260 in a envelope under the till with MONEY wrote on it. You may as well of put an ad on the telly.
Sounds a bit fishy.
QUOTE: Every one of my customers is furious and there are a lot of questions being asked in this neighbourhood: Yes I bet they are, £260 in a envelope under the till with MONEY wrote on it. You may as well of put an ad on the telly. Sounds a bit fishy. 2 for 5p
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4:15pm Thu 19 Sep 13

mavrick says...

Nothing is sacred anymore, I am reviewing my donations to charity as it still seems there are too many have their piece and the people it was intended for seem to get less. It is is the same as international aid, we see images of starving people in African countries in particular yet I see plenty of soldiers with new guns, I also see the leaders of these countries who really need to be on a diet.Apart from that, I don't know anybody who wants charity.
Nothing is sacred anymore, I am reviewing my donations to charity as it still seems there are too many have their piece and the people it was intended for seem to get less. It is is the same as international aid, we see images of starving people in African countries in particular yet I see plenty of soldiers with new guns, I also see the leaders of these countries who really need to be on a diet.Apart from that, I don't know anybody who wants charity. mavrick
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4:22pm Thu 19 Sep 13

noddy57 says...

thieves don,t have a conscience they are just scum bags out to get whatever they can for free,,best thing we could do with scum bags like this if we can catch em ,,parade them through the town then put them in the stocks and let the pub regulars who donated monies to pelt them with rotten eggs and copious amounts of specially prepared skunk spray from the anal glands of the afore mentioned animal,
thieves don,t have a conscience they are just scum bags out to get whatever they can for free,,best thing we could do with scum bags like this if we can catch em ,,parade them through the town then put them in the stocks and let the pub regulars who donated monies to pelt them with rotten eggs and copious amounts of specially prepared skunk spray from the anal glands of the afore mentioned animal, noddy57
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