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Thieves steal tens of thousands of pounds of slippers

Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into a factory and stole distinctive slippers worth tens of thousands.

A few hundred boxes of the high-value, distinctive, slippers were stolen from the facility in Swindon - costing the company tens of thousands of pounds.

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They were taken from a factory in the Groundwell Industrial Estate at some point overnight, possibly between 4am and 6.30am on August 26.

It's thought the offender, or offenders, gained entry to the site by breaking through a metal fence and forcing a stock room door - before potentially using a van to transport the items.

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We would urge people to take a look at the photographs and keep an eye out for them for sale.

These types of slippers are only sold through the main Mahabis dealer website, so any found on third party sites such as Facebook, Gumtree, Trade-It, Amazon or eBay are unlikely to be genuine or may be stolen goods.

– PC Barlow, Swindon police

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Barlow at Gablecross Police Station on 101, or alternatively information can be left anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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Vulnerable pensioner missing from Swindon

A 71-year-old man has gone missing from Swindon.

Francis 'Ted' Harrison was last seen around 10.30am today - August 25 - at his home in Freshbrook.

He is considered vulnerable and has medical conditions.

Francis disappeared from him home Credit: Wiltshire Police

He has recently gone missing before but was found in the Avon and Somerset area.

He is 5' 6" tall, of stocky build, thick, mousy coloured hair and has a scar on his right cheek. He was last seen wearing a polo shirt and jogging bottoms.

If anyone knows of Francis' whereabouts or recognises his description, they are asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.



Missing man 'needs urgent medical attention'

Police are asking for help to find a man who has gone missing from Swindon.

Mark McCarron, 45, was last seen at Great Western Hospital just after 6 o'clock this morning (Sunday 17 July)

Police say he needs urgent medical attention and are asking anyone who sees him to call 999.

Mr McCarron was admitted to the hospital last night but left without being treated.

He was wearing a pea-green t-shirt, black shorts with white stripes on and trainers. He is described as a large build with blond hair and blue eyes.

Volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR), are helping police to search the local area.

We would ask anyone who sees Mark to contact us via 999. His family and friends are very worried about him and I would urge him to get in touch immediately. We don't believe that Mark has his mobile phone with him so may not be able to phone for help.

– Inspector Mark Thompson, Wiltshire Police
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