Police are appealing for information after thieves stole floodlights from a charity railway at Bolton Abbey.

The three gas-powered Bull Finch lights were taken overnight on New Year’s Eve from the Embsay and Bolton steam railway. The lights were being used to illuminate the station car park over the festive season.

PC Simon Crossley of Grassington Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The loss of the lights has had a big impact on the operation of the railway, which is a charity and operates for the enjoyment of local people and visitors.

“The replacement costs will have to come out of the running costs for the railway, which will be a big financial burden on the organisation.

“I am appealing for anyone who knows anything about the thefts or knows where the lights are now to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Simon Crossley. Or e-mail simon.crossley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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