Daventry beef theft: White van sought over warehouse raid

Roast rib of beef About 360 joints of meat were stolen during the raid on Saturday evening

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Police investigating the theft of a tonne of prime beef from a meat warehouse are searching for the driver of a white van seen near the building.

About 360 roasting joints were stolen from Faraday Fine Foods Ltd in Faraday Close, Daventry, on Saturday evening.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said the thieves had taken 13 minutes to make off with the meat.

He said officers wanted to speak to the van's driver and "anyone who is offered large quantities of cheap beef".

He added that the thieves had removed padlocks from the warehouse gates before forcing their way into the building and had used the company's own forklift truck to move the meat.

The company's owner David Baker said the meat was "prime Northamptonshire-branded beef from grain-fed, locally-reared cattle and was destined for the cruise liner industry".

"It's a large quantity of meat and its loss will hit us hard."

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