Thieves steal polytunnel from Cheshire Lavender and Herb Nursery

A polytunnel has been stolen from Cheshire Lavender and Herb Nursery just a year after the nursery was set up.

The theft, which took place on Monday, cost the owner of Betchton-based Cheshire Lavender and Herb Nursery £3,000.

Owner Chris Steel said his neighbour actually disturbed the thieves around 6.30pm, catching them in the process of removing the tunnel and wrapping its cover.

The incident was reported to police but the gang returned overnight and stole the tunnel.

Steel said without the cover he could lose his plants as well, if a frost was to hit the area this week.
 
The Cheshire Lavender and Herb Nursery opened in April 2008. It sells more than 100 varieties of lavender and 250 varieties of herbs.


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