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Charity box cash for GOSH kids is stolen

04 October, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

POLICE are investigating the theft of money from charity boxes at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Footage from a CCTV camera shows a man using force to break into the dome of the “spinners” boxes – where a coin circles around the edge until dropping into the collection – and tipping the change into a bag on the evening of July 29.

It is not known how much was stolen but the proceeds would have gone to help fund the children’s hospital in Bloomsbury,

No arrests have yet been made.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: “Great Ormond Street Hospital is aware of an incident that took place in the hospital involving two charity collection tins. In partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, we are working closely with the police to assist their ongoing investigation.”


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