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Toothpaste, tortillas and jam stolen in farm shop raid

Damage to the shop front at Growing With Grace
Damage to the shop front at Growing With Grace

Thieves caused major damage after breaking into a community farm shop in Clapham.

Among the items stolen in the raid was some organic toothpaste, tortilla wraps, and a small amount of cash.

A vehicle was used to pull security bars from the front door of Growing with Grace in Station Road overnight on Wednesday, July 25.

The force pulled away part of the shop’s front wall.

Ellie Parker, who co-runs the shop, said: “We’ve lost some of the shop stock, cash, some inexpensive power tools.

“There was a box of random things that they took.

“There was some organic toothpaste, tortilla wraps, compostible bin bags, a jar of jam. It’s upsetting they targetted a community owned business.

“We’re part of our local community and we exist to try and do something good in the world, and it’s depressing that we get targetted like this.”

North Yorkshire Police have been informed about the break-in.

Growing With Grace has been growing and supplying organic vegetables for over 10 years.

They provide weekly organic vegetable boxes and grocery deliveries to Lancaster and surrounding areas, South Cumbria, Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales, Ilkley and Otley.

They also sell directly from the farm shop at the nursery.