Haulier slams Welcome Break after parked truck is ransacked

A Sheffield Haulage firm has vowed never to park at Warwick Services again after 13 pallets of high value sportswear was stolen out of one of its lorries in the middle of the night, writes Chris Tindall.

Hallam Express said it was ‘outrageous’ that the Welcome Break-operated motorway service area admitted there was no CCTV operating in the parking area when the HGV was targeted earlier this week.

Betsy Simpson, sales and marketing director at the haulier, said she was certain the theft was planned and that someone had been tipped off, after only valuable goods were stolen from its trailer between 18 and 19 September.

“The driver was asleep at the time and it was the night of the storms,” she said. “It seems absolutely outrageous to be paying forty-odd pounds a night to stay there.”

A Welcome Break spokeswoman said it operated a number of security measures across its sites: “This includes LED lighting so there is improved visibility at night,” she said.

“We are aware of the incident that took place at Warwick. This is a matter for the police and we will support them with their enquiries.”

Warwickshire police said the incident was ‘currently under investigation’.

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