Worthing charity has catalytic convertors stolen

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WORTHING charity Guild Care has had two catalytic convertors stolen from vans which are used to collect and deliver second-hand furniture to people in need.

It is believed a hacksaw was used to disconnect the convertors from the exhaust system while the two Luton Box vans were parked at the GreenHouse Charity Superstore in Meadow Road, Worthing at the weekend (July 14 and 15).

To replace them it will cost the charity £1,300 and, in addition, has had to hire two vans, costing £240, to carry on business.

Ken Young, furniture manger said: “Considering how many people we help in the local community we are truly disappointed that people can do this to such a caring charity.” Julia Johnson, communications manager added: “If anyone has seen or heard anything please contact the police as it is unlikely we will be the only targets.”