Thieves steal kit from Buxton Mountain Rescue vehicle

Buxton MRT has kit stolen from volunteer's vehicle
Buxton MRT has kit stolen from volunteer's vehicle

Mountain rescue volunteers have made a plea to keep an eye out for branded equipment after thieves broke into a vehicle and stole a volunteer's personal equipment.

The team said the incident occurred 'On the rare occasion kit was left in a team members vehicle' by one of their volunteer team members.

A volunteer appealed on Facebook: "Last night in the Whaley Bridge area, a team members vehicle was broken into and the majority of his mountain rescue equipment was taken.
"Please keep an eye open for any BMRT or MRT branded kit."

All the equipment the volunteer had in his possession was taken, including his team radio, waterproof jackets, helmets, fleeces, protection googles and other gear, worth upwards of £1,500.

Team spokesperson Darren Hunt told us: "The incident occurred at the team member's address in Whaley Bridge

All the personal equipment that the member requires to attend rescues has been taken, so his ability to attend any call-outs has been removed.

All the equipment that was taken has our logo on, and will be easily recognisable.

"The whole team's equipment is purchased thanks to donations from the general public, so we are are asking people to keep an eye out for any kit that they recognise, as this volunteer will be out of action for the foreseeable future until the equipment is found or replaced."

Please contact the team on 01298 812232 if you come across any Buxton MRT branded equipment and the team will notify police.