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Youths filmed targeting Blantyre museum by ‘stealing cart’ and climbing fence

David Livingstone’s birthplace has launched an appeal after gardening carts were stolen from the premises last Thursday (May 2).

The centre, located on Station Road in Blantyre, posted CCTV footage on its Facebook page which appears to show three individuals fleeing with the equipment.

Volunteers use the carts to perform various tasks around the park, including emptying trash cans and tending to the garden.

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Garden carts were stolen from the center -Credit:David Livingstone Birthplace

The message read: “As you know, our beautiful park is maintained entirely by volunteers and we are very proud of how beautiful it looks all year round.

“On Thursday evening three young boys broke through the staff car park gate and stole our garden trolleys. They are not cheap and gardeners use them every day.

“Please can you help us get them back.

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“We have full CCTV of the boys which we can pass to the police, but we will wait in the hope that they will return today as it is a school holiday.”

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.