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Thousands of vegetables stolen from Glasgow farm

Staff at Pollok Park’s vegetable garden were horrified to discover their entire winter harvest had been nicked on Monday morning.

They assume the raid must have been premeditated due to the huge volume of crops including 1,000 carrots, 200 leeks, 200 swedes and 80 cabbages. Also included in the haul were onions, celeriac, beetroot and turnips.

After reporting the incident to the police, staff followed the trail of debris from the decimated garden to the Pollok House car park, where they suspect the thieves loaded a vehicle and drove off.

They also uncovered numerous footprints in the soil, which didn’t match the standard steel-toe cap boots worn by the grounds staff at the site. 

Garden supervisor Stevie Burns said the theft was on the “largest scale” he had ever seen, and is convinced it was pre-meditated.

He told the Evening Times: “Not just one person could have done this.

“This was not random. It is too late in the year to plant anything new, it was getting time to crop. That’s why they have targeted us at this point – they must have known the crop was ready."

Publication date: 9/21/2017


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