Stolen food charity delivery van recovered by police

Ford Transit van belonging to Edinburgh Community Food found in Newhaven area of the capital.

Stolen food charity delivery van recovered by police Police Scotland

A stolen delivery van belonging to a food charity has been found by police in Edinburgh.

Officers recovered the white Ford Transit van, which belongs to social enterprise Edinburgh Community Food, in the Newhaven area of the capital.

It was parked on Tennant Street in Leith when it was taken sometime between 1.30pm on Monday and 6am on Tuesday.

Edinburgh Community Food provides fresh fruit and vegetables to those on low incomes and also to hospitals.

Sergeant Elaine McArthur Kerr, of Leith police station, said: “Fortunately the van has been traced as a direct result of our appeal and I would like to thank everyone who responded to it.

“However, enquiries are ongoing to find out how it got there and we continue to appeal for information. I would ask anyone who saw the white Ford Transit with its distinctive large strawberry logo between 1.30pm on Monday, August 9, and noon on Thursday, August 12, to get in touch.

“If you can assist please contact us on 101, quoting incident 0689 of Tuesday, August 8, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”