Maldon: Crooks steal Poppy Appeal box as Maldon honours war dead

Vivien Footner, whose shop was targeted by the burglars.

Vivien Footner, whose shop was targeted by the burglars.

First published in Local News by , Reporter

Burglars have been branded "disgusting" after stealing a Poppy Appeal charity box from a shop in Maldon's High Street.

The Royal British Legion collection box was taken during a burglary at the Flower Patch florist just days before Armistice Day.

The callous thieves also took a charity box for Essex Air Ambulance and the till drawer, which contained just £25 in cash.

They smashed their way through a back window in the theft which occurred overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week, causing £300 worth of damage.

Albert Kilby, vice-president of the Maldon, Heybridge and District British Legion, called the act “absolutely disgusting”.

He said: “It is completely degrading and disrespectful."

See this week's MBS for the full story.

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