We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Christmas Tree via Shutterstock

London police search for Christmas tree thief

Scotland Yard says it is looking for a woman they believe took a small tree from a care home.

POLICE IN LONDON have issued an appeal to track down a woman believed to have stolen a Christmas tree from a care home last week.

At about 7.15pm on Monday, 16 December, the woman entered the sheltered housing building for vulnerable adults in Camberwell in the southeast of the city. She pretended she was visiting somebody who stayed there – but they have since confirmed they did not know her.

After a short time in the building, the woman left and brought with her the small tree from the entrance.

The tree had been donated to the facility by a member of staff and, according to Scotland Yard, was “liked by all the residents who now have no tree for Christmas”.

“This is a particularly callous crime especially at this time of year involving some of our more vulnerable members of society,” said PC Lorna Clark who issued an appeal to the public for information.

CCTV footage of the incident has been released.

Read: Mountain rescue teams urge walkers to be safe this Christmas

Today: Difficult driving conditions, but no major travel disruption amid ‘orange alert’ winds

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.