Edinburgh Community Food van stolen in Leith as police launch probe

A charity’s food delivery van has been stolen during a “shameful act” in Edinburgh.

The white Ford Transit van, one of two main delivery vehicles belonging to the social enterprise Edinburgh Community Food, was stolen between 1.30pm on Monday and 6am on Tuesday when it was parked on Tennant Street, in Leith.

The van — registration SH12 XVO — has the logo on the sides, and words on the rear ‘Edinburgh community food’ clearly printed on it. 

The charity delivers fruit and vegetables to those on a low-income.

Sergeant Elaine McArthur Kerr, of Leith police station, said: “Edinburgh Community Food relies on its vans to deliver to people and businesses in the city and this theft is a shameful act given that it obviously belongs to a charity.

“Edinburgh Community Food delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to people on low incomes and sells it to staff, patients and visitors in city hospitals. 

“This theft has left them seriously inconvenienced and having to hire a replacement.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to trace the van and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen it since it went missing to get in touch. 

“If you can assist please contact us on 101, quoting incident 0689 of Tuesday, 8 August, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

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