Charity minibus targeted by thieves

Thieves in County Durham who left a charity minibus on bricks and stole all four wheels have provoked an outraged response from the public.

The 17-seater belonging to the Haswell and District Mencap Society in County Durham was targeted overnight after being parked outside the Lisa Dixon Centre.

Durham Police publicised the crime on its Facebook page, prompting a series of furious comments.

One branded the thieves "sick-minded people", another said they were "disgraceful" and Sharon Bradshaw wrote: "its hard enough to raise funds for them without dirty scumbags thieving off them!!!"

Durham Police is appealing for anyone with information to ring them on 101.