Derby not switched on

The switch-on of Derby’s festive illuminations could be delayed after thieves stole more than £20,000 of Christmas lights and equipment.

The lights were stolen from storage at Markeaton Park using the cherry picker lorry which would have been used to install them in the city centre.

Contractors could struggle to find replacements before this year’s ceremony, the city council said.

The theft took place at about 05:00 GMT on Thursday.

A second break-in was reported at the storage depot on Friday night. Nothing was stolen on this occasion but a wall was damaged.

Police are looking for houses lit up up like the proverbial Christmas tree.


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