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Police comment on poppy collection theft

An investigation is underway after a poppy collection tin was stolen from Durham Light Infantry Museum on Thursday night.

Sergeant Bridget Orton, of Durham Police said:

"This was a particularly heartless crime, especially on the eve of Remembrance Sunday. It just goes to show that criminals have no regard for common decency and will even steal money raised for a charity or good cause."

Poppy collection money stolen from Durham museum

Collection money for poppies (like these pictures) was stolen from Durham Light Infantry Museum Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for information after a collection tin raising money for Armistice Day was stolen in Durham on Thursday night.

Officers say a burglar broke into Durham Light Infantry Museum at around 11:15pm through a cafe window. The building's alarm was activated when the window was smashed, but the suspect entered the cafe anyway and removed the tin. It it not known how much money was taken.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.