Volunteers 'devastated' after more than 1000 tins stolen from foodbank

It's thought that more than a thousand tins of food have been taken (file photo). Credit: PA

Thieves have stolen "more than a thousand" tins of food donated to feed the homeless.

Hyndburn Helpers work out of St James Church in Accrington to provide food parcels to the needy.

The say they are shocked and devastated after an outbuilding used to store donations was broken into, and boxes of items set aside for the homeless taken.

The group are asking businesses in the area to check any CCTV footage from the 10th-15th January.