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Bid to trace £1 million stolen clothes

PUBLISHED: 09:30 15 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:21 03 March 2010

POLICE have launched an appeal to try and help them with their investigations into £1 million of designers clothes which were stolen from a container at a transport yard at the Port of Ipswich.

POLICE have launched an appeal to try and help them with their investigations into £1 million of designers clothes which were stolen from a container at a transport yard at the Port of Ipswich.

Detectives are urging anyone being offered the goods to contact them.

It has been established that a white Iveco 400 lorry was taken around 8pm on Sunday, February 10, from the yard in Tovells Wharf. The lorry was later found abandoned in Charlton, London, on Monday morning.

The trailer and container that the lorry had been carrying were found abandoned in Forest Gate, London, the following day.

It had been forced open, some of the contents (AA guide books and copper wire) had been left and the designer clothing and remote controls had been taken.

The womens' clothing included a total of 20,000 pairs of stretch jeans and jackets and embellished Lycra t-shirts made by Peter Golding, having a retail value of £1m.

A total of 7,000 blister packed Maxview 3 in 1 and 4 in 1 universal remote controls were also taken. These have a retail value of around £40,000.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has been offered any of these items are urged to call Detective Constable Baz Morris at Ipswich CID on 01473 383198 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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