Police issue CCTV of digger attack on landmark pub

Nottinghamshire Police want information about the attack on The Mucky Duck in North Notts.

Matthew Cooper
Monday 13 November 2023 12:18 GMT
Police have released security camera video of a stolen mechanical digger being used to smash into the walls of a Grade II-listed pub (Notts Police/PA)
Police have released security camera video of a stolen mechanical digger being used to smash into the walls of a Grade II-listed pub (Notts Police/PA)

Police have released security camera video of a stolen mechanical digger being used to smash into the walls of a Grade II-listed pub.

Nottinghamshire Police issued the footage on Monday as part of its inquiry into damage caused to The Mucky Duck at Drakeholes, near Retford in north Nottinghamshire, at about 11.55pm on Wednesday September 27.

The owner of the pub, which was being renovated at the time, has previously offered a substantial reward for information about the identity of those involved in the wrecking spree, which saw the digger repeatedly driven into several parts of the building.

The machine had been stolen from an address in Town Street, Clayworth.

Detective Constable India Woodrow, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We hope this footage, which has not been released by the force previously, will help with our investigation into this incident.

“The raid caused a considerable amount of damage to a well-known business and local landmark in the north Bassetlaw area. We are determined to get justice for the owners of the business and track down those responsible.

“We particularly want to hear from anyone who is aware of an individual showing a recent interest in the pub, its owners or its renovation.

“This is a small, tight-knit community and we believe there are local people who could hold vital information which could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 815 of September 27, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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