Items stolen and property damaged at recycling centre after break-in

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Waterford Recycling Centre
Did you see anything suspicious at Waterford Recycling Centre? Pic: Marc Hindley

Police are appealing for information following a break-in at Waterford Recycling Centre in Forres between 3.20pm on Sunday 26 January and 6.45am on Monday 27 January.

Moray Waste Busters, who operate part of the recycling centre, posted on their Facebook page: “Please be aware our site and Moray Council Recycling Centre at Waterford are closed just now due to a break-in. We do not know when or if the gates will be open but will let you know when we do.”

However, they posted later to confirm it will re-open this morning (Tuesday).

Inspector Keli McPhail, of Forres Community Policing, said: “There has been some damage to the inside of the recycling centre as well as a number of items stolen.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area overnight or in the early hours to get in contact with police.

“I would also ask that if anyone has any dashcam footage and was driving around the area at the time to please get in contact with officers.

“If anyone in the Forres community sees anything out of place when out late or early morning then please call us.”

Police Scotland can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 0420 of 27 January, 2020.