Thieves torch shopping delivery van on Knottingley estate

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Thieves stole a supermarket delivery van before driving it around a Knottingley housing estate and torching it in a field.

Police said thieves stole an Iceland home delivery van which was parked outside a property on Windermere Drive at around 6.50pm on Thursday, May 29.

Insp Geoff Carter, of the Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious on the Warwick Estate on Thursday.

“The van was stolen with keys and was driven through the estate before being burnt out on a field off Bedale Drive.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.