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Man arrested in connection with Wythall Animal Sanctuary burglary

Aisling Kiely 7th Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the Wythall Animal Sanctuary burglary that took place on May 15.

The 44-year-old man, from Kings Heath, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently on bail until July 16.

The culprit gatecrashed the community-run centre and swiped hundreds of pounds worth of goods before making a swift getaway in a Volkswagen UP.

Since the heartless incident, the public funded sanctuary has received tremendous help from the local community and is finally on the road to recovery.

General manager, Alison Cookson said: “The help from the public and local companies has been amazing.

“Floods of people have been turning up to the sanctuary to provide food, toys and other essentials and helped us get back onto our feet.”

“The support on our fundraising page has been phenomenal and we’ve managed to raise enough funds to update the security systems all over the centre.”

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident on May 15 to come forward and call 101 quoting incident number 0678S.

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