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20 June 2012, 12:21
Police are looking into thefts of milk from outside a nursery in Luton which have meant children have had to go without when it's 'milk time'.
Milk delivered to Luton's Chapel Street Nursery was stolen on four occasions during May 2012. The milk had been left at the back of the buildings.
Several individual 1/3pt cartons of milk were taken in the thefts, and this meant the school had to go out to buy replacement milk for the children to have. Two pinter cartons destined for the nursery's kitchen were also taken.
Deputy headteacher Daryl Pritchard told Heart: "You just can't believe people would come and take things from children, because it's from the children they're stealing it from ultimately.
"Each time they steal the milk, it's our children that are not getting their milk, and that's all part of our Healthy Eating policy as well, that children get a certain amount of milk.
"It's really disheartening to think that somebody can steal milk from children. They are getting it because we're having to go round to the corner shop to get more milk, but really it's stealing from the children."
Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with the thefts (pictured above right and below).
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call PC Steve Mosley at Bedfordshire Police on the non-emergency number 101, via text on 07786 200011 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.