Kit worth £1,300 stolen from English Garden Company

More than £1,300 worth of equipment has been stolen from a London garden maintenance company - the second time the firm has been targeted in six months.

Thieves broke into a van belonging to the English Garden Company (EGC), taking a Hayter Harrier mower, a Kawasaki hedgetrimmer and a Stihl leaf blower. The incident took place in Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, an area with private security patrols and CCTV.

According to EGC administration manager Harriet Bagge, the incident may have been captured on CCTV, but no arrests have been made. She added: "The client had CCTV and there was a witness but we don't know whether we will have any luck getting the equipment back. It is particularly frustrating because this is the second time we have had equipment stolen in the area in six months."

Previously, a hedgetrimmer and leaf blower, valued at around £600, were stolen. Neither has yet been recovered.

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