Long Lane Garden Centre suffers third break-in

A Warrington charity which runs a garden centre has suffered a third break-in and is to have its funding cut.

Long Acre Garden Centre suffers third break-in - image: Morguefile
Long Acre Garden Centre suffers third break-in - image: Morguefile

Long Lane Garden Centre, which provides a working environment for adults with learning difficulties, was burgled in the early hours of August 31.

Warrington Borough Council also plans a five per cent budget reduction, with a further seven per cent next year - a loss of £16,000.

The latest raid at the Long Lane Garden Centre saw fencing broken and plants thrown around.


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