Guardian Self Storage customers locate items after weeks of waiting

Mark Evans Mark Evans put £15,000 worth of items into storage in August

People with items held by a Worcester storage company in liquidation have been reunited with them after weeks of not knowing what had happened to them.

A notice on the Guardian Self Storage website said the firm was in voluntary liquidation and advised customers to contact solicitors Hallmark Hulme.

Customers had been unable to contact the owner of the Sheriff Street Industrial Estate firm for four weeks.

Butcher Woods has been appointed as the liquidator.

It has not been possible to contact the owner of the firm.

One customer, Mark Evans, 50, said he was "elated" to have finally located £15,000 worth of goods.

He said: "I had everything in there, all my furniture, TV and other household things as well as personal items that are of sentimental value like photos of my son and late father - it was heartbreaking.

'Some complaints'

"I understood them to be a reputable company but the owner wasn't very forthcoming."

Mr Evans had reported the situation to West Mercia Police.

A spokesperson from the police said they had received some complaints from people that have had property stored at Guardian Self Storage.

He said: "I want to reassure property owners that we are taking these reports seriously.

"Enquiries will be made with several people to try to establish what has happened and if there are any police related offences."

Another customer, Celia Felgate, 31, said she managed to find her belongings after weeks of trying to contact the firm.

She said: "Luckily our stuff is alright and it's things we don't normally use or have space for in the house.

"We've had the unit for a couple of years but we won't be taking this chance on it all again."

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