Fury as cruel thieves strip pub garden of £1,500 furniture

A young landlady has been left devastated after cruel thieves stripped her country pub – of its GARDEN FURNITURE.

Hannah Edwards, 29, had bought trendy rattan style tables and chairs to help her customers socially distance in the garden of her 16th century, thatched pub.

But earlier this week she discovered three tables and a dozen chairs worth £1,500 had been stolen from the Cross Keys, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, Bucks, overnight.

Hannah, who has run the pub for four years said: “We are a family run business getting back on our feet in a small village.

“The sets were new at the beginning of the year ready for spring/summer.

“We have had to install more CCTV today, which is another expense.”

Hannah is in touch with a local police officer and has reported the theft.

A statement on the pub website reads: “It is with the greatest of sadness that upon arriving to work this morning we were to find somebody has stolen our outside furniture.

“As a small family run business in these uncertain times, this has devastated us…This limits seating for our guests to enjoy the beautiful sunshine.”

The pub has asked anyone hearing of a large quantity of rattan furniture for sale to send them a private message.

Customers have reacted with fury to the theft.

Some have vowed to support the pub by bringing their own blanket to sit on outside, while others have offered to set up a fundraising page to buy replacement furniture.

One regular, Simon Foster, said on Facebook; “Unbelievable low life scum!

“Some people have no morals, no respect for how hard others work, and no conscience! Hope they get what’s coming to them.

“If any donations are needed to buy more furniture let me know – happy to contribute to a fundraising page.x “