Friday 17 March 2023

WATCHES and jewellery worth £14,000 were stolen in a break-in at a property in Bishop Burton. Thieves entered the property in Finkle Street via a window and stole a number of watches, including vintage Rolex and Omega watches, as well as a platinum and diamond wedding ring, a platinum diamond and sapphire solitaire ring, a ruby and diamond gold ring, a gold and platinum daisy ring, some white gold diamond solitaire earrings, a white gold diamond and sapphire earring and pendant set, Swarovski chain and coloured crystal bracelet, and a white gold ring.

The raid happened across the weekend and police are now appealing for help in tracing the items. “We would appeal to any pawn shop or jewellers who suspect anybody acting suspiciously and you believe them to be in possession of the items to contact us,” a spokesperson said. Full details here

BEVERLEY restaurant owner Ali Tekce, whose Turkish earthquake appeal has already been responsible for sending truckloads of aid, has now launched a shoebox campaign to bring a little hope and joy to the displaced children of that country. According to the United Nations, 5.4 million children were impacted by February’s earthquake and 2.5 million require immediate support.

Mr Tekce, who owns Chamas, Mirage and Anatolia restaurants in Beverley, and who lost family members in the quake, is asking people to fill shoeboxes with confectionary, colouring items and a name-tagged soft toy with a short message of comfort. He said: “A simple shoebox gift packed with love and fuelled by a loving message can have a huge impact on the children’s well-being and can be lifelong.”

Donations can be dropped off at Mirage in Wednesday Market, Beverley; alternatively cash donations can be made via the Toys For Turkey GoFundMe page. Details here