Wednesday 8 March 2023

DONATIONS to a Beverley appeal for Turkish earthquake victims have been stolen in a break-in at a town restaurant, police have told us. Intruders got into an upstairs storage area at Anatolia in Wednesday Market and took items, including bedding and clothing. The East Yorkshire to East Turkey Emergency Earthquake Appeal was launched by Anatolia’s owner Ali Tekce following the disaster in which some of his family members died.

Police say the burglary happened around 1.40am on Sunday when a break-in was also reported at a nearby beauty salon, where extensive damage was caused, and beauty items and electronic equipment stolen. Detective Inspector Matthew Grantham said: “We would appeal for anyone with information to come forward. If anyone has been offered bedding or clothing, I would appeal for them to get in touch too.  It is appalling that someone has taken clothing and bedding so generously donated for such a worthy cause.”

PEOPLE are being urged to show their support for a national tidying campaign by cleaning up litter in their neighbourhoods. The Great British Spring Clean takes place from March 17 to April 2 and East Riding Council is backing the campaign and encouraging people to volunteer to spruce up their towns, villages and schools. 

Anyone taking part, or carrying out any litter picking events at any time of year, can contact the council’s waste and recycling team to request bags and equipment and organise collections of waste by emailing 

THE VOLUNTEER litter picking group, The Wombles of Beverley, collected 85 bags of rubbish last week; their total for this year so far is 782 bags.