Mum appeals for help to find man after book theft
BOOKS left outside a woman’s home as a free community library for people to use and return have been stolen.
But the theft has prompted parish councillors to offer a bigger home for the Little Lydiard Library set up by mum -of-two Kristina Cole - the old village telephone box.
CCTV footage showed a man pulling up in his car and picking up the two boxes containing the 50 or so books.
Katrina, 35, had put them out on Chestnut Springs in Lydiard Millicent with rules posted on signs.
Kristina said: “I have a couple of boxes with signs on for people to come and just take the books.
“And the signs say on there that people are welcome to take anything for free and they just have to bring it back when they’re done.”
“The video shows he just pulls up in his car and loads both boxes into his car and then drives off again.”
The books were taken on June 21 at around 9:25am. After she posted CCTV pictures of the suspect on social media, several people offered to replace them.
Kristina said: “I decided I wasn’t going to run it again.
“I was a bit disheartened by it but I had so many people messaging me, offering donations to buy new boxes again.
“They were £20 each, so they’re not cheap, but it’s not about the money, I was just frustrated.
“ But I hadn’t realised how many people do use it.”
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