ABOUT MANCHESTER: Thousands of pounds worth of historic York stone stolen from Hopwood Hall

Posted on 16th December 2020 by Fred Wall

Police, and the owners of a historic manor house in Rochdale, are appealing for information as part of an investigation into the theft of thousands of pounds’ worth of stolen York stones.

Alarge amount of York stone was stolen from historic family gardens that date back centuries.

An investigation is underway and no arrests have yet been made.

The custodians of Hopwood Hall, and investigators, are today appealing for information from anyone that could aid police enquiries.

Constable Stuart Ockwell, of GMP’s Rochdale division, said: “This theft is significant, not just because of the financial value of the property that has been stolen, but also due to its historic meaning to the people of Middleton and beyond.

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