£25,000 bridge stolen from Selby yard

A bridge similar to the one stolen near Selby

A bridge similar to the one stolen near Selby

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POLICE are hunting thieves who stole a £25,000 bridge from a yard near Selby.

The steel structure, intended to be used as part of a new shopping centre in Leeds, was taken from the holding yard near Euro Auctions in Roall Lane, Kellington, between February 17 and 18.

It is 3ft by 6in wide, weights about 10.5 tonnes and was on the back of a 40ft trailer when it was stolen.

"The pedestrian footbridge has been constructed to be used in a shopping centre currntly being built in Leeds," said Pc Steve Armitage of Selby Police.

"I am asking that if anybody saw the bridge being stolen or knows where it was taken to, they should contact me as soon as possible."

If you can help track down the bridge, witnessed the theft or know who stole it, phone Pc Armitage at Selby police station on 0845 6060 247 quoting reference number 12110029015, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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9:52am Tue 1 Mar 11

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

In the old days, pedestrian shopping precincts used to have underpasses... and I don't remember any of them getting stolen.
In the old days, pedestrian shopping precincts used to have underpasses... and I don't remember any of them getting stolen. Ignatius Lumpopo
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11:09am Tue 1 Mar 11

mamaanne says...

Have these arch-villains overpassed themselves with this theft?
Have these arch-villains overpassed themselves with this theft? mamaanne
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12:18pm Tue 1 Mar 11

dymac says...

I suspect that on the thieves shopping list was the word "Fridge" which they misread.
I suspect that on the thieves shopping list was the word "Fridge" which they misread. dymac
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1:14pm Tue 1 Mar 11

YSTClinguist says...

"It is 3ft by 6in wide, weights about 10.5 tonnes and was on the back of a 40ft trailer when it was stolen."

That's quite a weight for that size (36x6") I can imagine whoever tries to put that in across their gardens water feature is going to need some hefty foundations.
"It is 3ft by 6in wide, weights about 10.5 tonnes and was on the back of a 40ft trailer when it was stolen." That's quite a weight for that size (36x6") I can imagine whoever tries to put that in across their gardens water feature is going to need some hefty foundations. YSTClinguist
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1:31pm Tue 1 Mar 11

Barbarian says...

This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins
This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins Barbarian
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1:51pm Tue 1 Mar 11

jones4u says...

The owner will never get over it.
The owner will never get over it. jones4u
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5:12pm Tue 1 Mar 11

FletchGirl says...

I'll admit I laughed a lot at this. Shows how much they kept their eye on it though, they can't decide wether or not it was stolen on the 17th or 18th.
I'll admit I laughed a lot at this. Shows how much they kept their eye on it though, they can't decide wether or not it was stolen on the 17th or 18th. FletchGirl
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5:16pm Tue 1 Mar 11

Turpinette says...

"It is 3ft by 6in wide"

That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab.
"It is 3ft by 6in wide" That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab. Turpinette
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5:31pm Tue 1 Mar 11

Clive Boothroyd says...

Turpinette wrote:
"It is 3ft by 6in wide" That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab.
A paving slab weighing 10.5 tonnes - I think not. Don't be so truculent. This is a serious crime and if the stolen item is not being transported properly it could cause some serious damage to fellow drivers and even the road infrastructure
[quote][p][bold]Turpinette[/bold] wrote: "It is 3ft by 6in wide" That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab.[/p][/quote]A paving slab weighing 10.5 tonnes - I think not. Don't be so truculent. This is a serious crime and if the stolen item is not being transported properly it could cause some serious damage to fellow drivers and even the road infrastructure Clive Boothroyd
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5:55pm Tue 1 Mar 11

leninwasright says...

Barbarian wrote:
This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins
I doubt that you even know what a cretin is. Congenital hypothyroidism can be endemic, genetic, or sporadic. If untreated, it results in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development.

Poor length growth is apparent as early as the first year of life. Adult stature without treatment ranges from 1 to 1.6 metres (3'4 to 5'3), depending on severity, sex and other genetic factors. Bone maturation and puberty are severely delayed. Ovulation is impeded and infertility is common.
Why not think before dishing out pejoratives. Can't you at least attempt originality ?
[quote][p][bold]Barbarian[/bold] wrote: This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins[/p][/quote]I doubt that you even know what a cretin is. Congenital hypothyroidism can be endemic, genetic, or sporadic. If untreated, it results in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development. Poor length growth is apparent as early as the first year of life. Adult stature without treatment ranges from 1 to 1.6 metres (3'4 to 5'3), depending on severity, sex and other genetic factors. Bone maturation and puberty are severely delayed. Ovulation is impeded and infertility is common. Why not think before dishing out pejoratives. Can't you at least attempt originality ? leninwasright
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6:56pm Tue 1 Mar 11

PKH says...

Clive Boothroyd wrote:
Turpinette wrote:
"It is 3ft by 6in wide" That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab.
A paving slab weighing 10.5 tonnes - I think not. Don't be so truculent. This is a serious crime and if the stolen item is not being transported properly it could cause some serious damage to fellow drivers and even the road infrastructure
Who's being truculent, Turpinette was only poking fun at the silly typo error by The Press concerning the bridge dimensions.
[quote][p][bold]Clive Boothroyd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turpinette[/bold] wrote: "It is 3ft by 6in wide" That's not really a bridge is it? More of a long narrow paving slab.[/p][/quote]A paving slab weighing 10.5 tonnes - I think not. Don't be so truculent. This is a serious crime and if the stolen item is not being transported properly it could cause some serious damage to fellow drivers and even the road infrastructure[/p][/quote]Who's being truculent, Turpinette was only poking fun at the silly typo error by The Press concerning the bridge dimensions. PKH
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7:04pm Tue 1 Mar 11

roclank2000 says...

I love the mix of imperial and Metric!

For those of us who live and thrive in the 21st Century; the bridge is almost 2 metres wide, around 10 metres long and weighs 10.5 tonnes.
I love the mix of imperial and Metric! For those of us who live and thrive in the 21st Century; the bridge is almost 2 metres wide, around 10 metres long and weighs 10.5 tonnes. roclank2000
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8:47pm Tue 1 Mar 11

humpty numpty says...

lib/dem and tory councilors in selby think it may have been thrown into the river by 2 youths who were apparently involved in an anti government cuts protest. they (the youths not the councilors) were loitering near the scene between the 17th and 18 of feb. the condem(d) councilors are to consider closing the toll bridge - when it reopens - to ascertain if the footbridge at the bottom of the river can be utalised as a pedestrian walkway next time they close the toll bridge. YCC DLO are to be involved in weight testing the footbridge (if NYPD ever find it) but this would require planning and YCC dont do that do they, so a consultancy firm is being brought in to project manage. waller said "has anyone noticed the elephant in the room" him aside its the bridge its L shaped.
lib/dem and tory councilors in selby think it may have been thrown into the river by 2 youths who were apparently involved in an anti government cuts protest. they (the youths not the councilors) were loitering near the scene between the 17th and 18 of feb. the condem(d) councilors are to consider closing the toll bridge - when it reopens - to ascertain if the footbridge at the bottom of the river can be utalised as a pedestrian walkway next time they close the toll bridge. YCC DLO are to be involved in weight testing the footbridge (if NYPD ever find it) but this would require planning and YCC dont do that do they, so a consultancy firm is being brought in to project manage. waller said "has anyone noticed the elephant in the room" him aside its the bridge its L shaped. humpty numpty
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9:54pm Tue 1 Mar 11

Soothsayer17 says...

jones4u wrote:
The owner will never get over it.
Ha ha ha. Out of a quality field, I'd say this one is the winner.
[quote][p][bold]jones4u[/bold] wrote: The owner will never get over it.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha. Out of a quality field, I'd say this one is the winner. Soothsayer17
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9:55pm Tue 1 Mar 11

Soothsayer17 says...

leninwasright wrote:
Barbarian wrote: This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins
I doubt that you even know what a cretin is. Congenital hypothyroidism can be endemic, genetic, or sporadic. If untreated, it results in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development. Poor length growth is apparent as early as the first year of life. Adult stature without treatment ranges from 1 to 1.6 metres (3'4 to 5'3), depending on severity, sex and other genetic factors. Bone maturation and puberty are severely delayed. Ovulation is impeded and infertility is common. Why not think before dishing out pejoratives. Can't you at least attempt originality ?
Well said. He obviously should've called them retards.
[quote][p][bold]leninwasright[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barbarian[/bold] wrote: This is just a Bridge too far. Selby cretins[/p][/quote]I doubt that you even know what a cretin is. Congenital hypothyroidism can be endemic, genetic, or sporadic. If untreated, it results in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development. Poor length growth is apparent as early as the first year of life. Adult stature without treatment ranges from 1 to 1.6 metres (3'4 to 5'3), depending on severity, sex and other genetic factors. Bone maturation and puberty are severely delayed. Ovulation is impeded and infertility is common. Why not think before dishing out pejoratives. Can't you at least attempt originality ?[/p][/quote]Well said. He obviously should've called them retards. Soothsayer17
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7:43am Wed 2 Mar 11

Pete the Brickie says...

humpty numpty wrote:
lib/dem and tory councilors in selby think it may have been thrown into the river by 2 youths who were apparently involved in an anti government cuts protest. they (the youths not the councilors) were loitering near the scene between the 17th and 18 of feb. the condem(d) councilors are to consider closing the toll bridge - when it reopens - to ascertain if the footbridge at the bottom of the river can be utalised as a pedestrian walkway next time they close the toll bridge. YCC DLO are to be involved in weight testing the footbridge (if NYPD ever find it) but this would require planning and YCC dont do that do they, so a consultancy firm is being brought in to project manage. waller said "has anyone noticed the elephant in the room" him aside its the bridge its L shaped.
Nice one, I see mine got moderated so for the avoidance of doubt. I think it was taken by some men using a big vehicle, I can't imagine how they escaped with it when North Yorkshire Police recently boasted of "Stopping cross border crime" (M62), "Being succesful in tackling metal theft" (Metal bridge) and Selby Police were supposedly doing an operation against "anti social" driving involving checking commercial vehicle's contents to verify insurance cover at the time of the theft (Commercial vehicle involved, most likely overladen and a danger to other road users) . Good to see that last one's going well as meanwhile the local yobs in their Corsa "turbos" were alive and screeching last night in Selby after the "Safer" Neighbourhood team had been tucked in by mum with their blankies.
[quote][p][bold]humpty numpty[/bold] wrote: lib/dem and tory councilors in selby think it may have been thrown into the river by 2 youths who were apparently involved in an anti government cuts protest. they (the youths not the councilors) were loitering near the scene between the 17th and 18 of feb. the condem(d) councilors are to consider closing the toll bridge - when it reopens - to ascertain if the footbridge at the bottom of the river can be utalised as a pedestrian walkway next time they close the toll bridge. YCC DLO are to be involved in weight testing the footbridge (if NYPD ever find it) but this would require planning and YCC dont do that do they, so a consultancy firm is being brought in to project manage. waller said "has anyone noticed the elephant in the room" him aside its the bridge its L shaped.[/p][/quote]Nice one, I see mine got moderated so for the avoidance of doubt. I think it was taken by some men using a big vehicle, I can't imagine how they escaped with it when North Yorkshire Police recently boasted of "Stopping cross border crime" (M62), "Being succesful in tackling metal theft" (Metal bridge) and Selby Police were supposedly doing an operation against "anti social" driving involving checking commercial vehicle's contents to verify insurance cover at the time of the theft (Commercial vehicle involved, most likely overladen and a danger to other road users) . Good to see that last one's going well as meanwhile the local yobs in their Corsa "turbos" were alive and screeching last night in Selby after the "Safer" Neighbourhood team had been tucked in by mum with their blankies. Pete the Brickie
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9:18am Wed 2 Mar 11

Maquis says...

If anyone comes across it, please contact the police ;)
If anyone comes across it, please contact the police ;) Maquis
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9:45am Wed 2 Mar 11

Mr Udigawa says...

Maquis wrote:
If anyone comes across it, please contact the police ;)
Or wipe it off and say sorry.....
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: If anyone comes across it, please contact the police ;)[/p][/quote]Or wipe it off and say sorry..... Mr Udigawa
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1:45pm Wed 2 Mar 11

Rimpole says...

@ Pete the Brickie

Shame your original post got wiiped, funniest thing I've read in ages!

PS I heard that half a doz cars got screwed down Barlby Rd the first night the bridge was shut to traffic but not pedestrians.

Master crims they aint but they sure outsmarted the law enforcers that night!
@ Pete the Brickie Shame your original post got wiiped, funniest thing I've read in ages! PS I heard that half a doz cars got screwed down Barlby Rd the first night the bridge was shut to traffic but not pedestrians. Master crims they aint but they sure outsmarted the law enforcers that night! Rimpole
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2:02pm Wed 2 Mar 11

Pete the Brickie says...

Rimpole wrote:
@ Pete the Brickie Shame your original post got wiiped, funniest thing I've read in ages! PS I heard that half a doz cars got screwed down Barlby Rd the first night the bridge was shut to traffic but not pedestrians. Master crims they aint but they sure outsmarted the law enforcers that night!
Thanks Rimpole.
[quote][p][bold]Rimpole[/bold] wrote: @ Pete the Brickie Shame your original post got wiiped, funniest thing I've read in ages! PS I heard that half a doz cars got screwed down Barlby Rd the first night the bridge was shut to traffic but not pedestrians. Master crims they aint but they sure outsmarted the law enforcers that night![/p][/quote]Thanks Rimpole. Pete the Brickie
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8:28pm Wed 2 Mar 11

york_chap says...

It'll be down rufforth car boot in a week or 2 - just wait and see.
It'll be down rufforth car boot in a week or 2 - just wait and see. york_chap
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5:40pm Thu 3 Mar 11

caliwag says...

Collective nown...crowd of cxxxs
Collective nown...crowd of cxxxs caliwag
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