Police hunt Sheffield council home boiler thieves

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Police are appealing for help in tracing thieves responsible for stealing boilers from empty council houses in the city.

Officers say there has been a spate of offences in Gleadless Valley.

In one of the latest offences reported to South Yorkshire Police, a boiler was stolen from an unoccupied house on Blackstock Road on Saturday afternoon.

Inspector Stubbs, whose Safer Neighbourhood Team covers the estate, said: “We are seeing an increase again in theft of boilers from council properties particularly in Gleadless Valley.

“If anyone has any information about who is involved then please get in touch.

“You can ring Crimestoppers anonymously or send me a private message on Facebook or Twitter - we rely on your information to catch criminals”

n Anyone with information about those responsible should 101.