Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Gangs Steal from Foodbanks

news-logo.jpg
Submit this page to redditDelicious

7:01am 14th March 2012

Pirate FM can reveal gangs are targeting Cornwall's foodbanks.

Volunteers say groups of up to twenty have been going in and demanding donations.

The service is meant to be for Cornish families struggling with money.

Reverend Mike Firbank helped set up a project in Camborne. He said, "What we've done is we've tightened up our procedures, we've talked again to agencies, we've had conversations with the police and we're confident that if it should happen again we will be able to defuse the situation and react quite quickly.

"It's a real shame that you've got a service that is meeting the needs of real people, and there are very real needs out there, but people who want to buck the system and try and get something that actually they don't need at this moment, they might need it in six months time, but they're taking it away from others who do."

You can find your nearest foodbank or find out how to make a donation here.

7:01am 14th March 2012

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
enys road camborne robbery

Woman 'attacked by gang' in Camborne

She was grabbed from behind and robbed

elderly woman

Bogus charity collector steals from blind pensioner

Police say a man emptied her purse in Plymouth

Most read
storm waves 2

UPDATE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Attraction shut and major event postponed

st merryn death

Cornish pensioner sentenced for killing wife

A judge has described the case as "very sad"

Top articles

Woman 'attacked by gang' in Camborne

Cornwall News: She was grabbed from behind and robbed

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Retrial for parachute attempted murder accused

National News: Army Sergeant Emile Cilliers is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute - after the first trial jury failed to reach verdicts.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

East 17 singer Brian Harvey arrested over 'malicious tweet'

Showbiz News: Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey has been arrested over claims he sent malicious tweets.

Argentina submarine search: Sound detected is 'consistent with explosion'

World News: A sound detected in the hunt for a missing submarine is "consistent with a non-nuclear explosion", Argentina has said.

James Vince impresses on day one of Ashes, says Nasser Hussain

Sports News: James Vince looked a far more astute player in his Test comeback, says Nasser Hussain, on a pleasing day for England - but things will get tougher at the Gabba…

Beverly Hills youth football referee quits, telling parents 'I despise you'

Strange News: A youth football referee has quit in a letter to fellow parents, saying he holds them in contempt.

Newer article

Flood Victims Left Homeless - Even With Insurance

Cornwall News: Meeting will hear experiences to help shape government policy

Older article

South West Jobs Hope

Cornwall News: More employers say they are going to start hiring

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall