Officers are continuing to appeal for information following reports of the theft of wooden poppies and soldiers from the central reservation of Bury Road in Breightmet.

On Monday, police first reported that the theft occurred on Sunday November 12 between 3pm and 8pm.

Following CCTV enquiries, Greater Manchester Police have identified that the soldiers and poppies were in fact stolen on Saturday November 11 around 8.55pm.

When they were being stolen, a number of vehicles drove past the location.

Officers would still like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the theft - or who has relevant footage including mobile, dashcam or CCTV footage - to report it to GMP.

Cllr Adele Warren previously spoke to The Bolton News regarding the incident.

She said: “I went to visit and saw that out of 11, that eight silhouettes had been taken, and some red wooden poppies had been taken.

“It’s the time that it takes because you have to paint, and varnish and set them.

“It’s disappointing and so upsetting that someone has taken the silhouettes and the red poppies.

“Residents turned up and helped us put them all out.

“It’s a real community feel.

“We raised over £500 for the Royal British Legion, so to have somebody just take them is really disgusting.”

Information and footage regarding this incident can be submitted by calling 0161 856 5761 quoting log 3265 12/11/23.

You can also report information online using the LiveChat function on the website.

Alternatively, you can report information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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