Florist hopes blood left behind after flower shop burglary in Sheffield will catch culprit

A florist is hopeful that blood left behind by a burglar who broke into her flower shop in Sheffield will snare the culprit.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:02 am

The owner of Townend Florist on Ridgeway Road, Gleadless, found that her shop had been broken into yesterday morning.

The crook responsible for the raid stole a desktop computer but blood was left behind at the crime scene, leaving the owner hopeful that the burglar will be identified.

Posting on Facebook, Louisa Nicholson thanked the community for rallying round after the break-in.

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A florist hopes that blood left behind at her shop after a burglary will lead to police arresting the culprit (Photo: Getty)

She said: “A massive thank you to you all for your kind words of support, offers of computer equipment, help to clean up, securing the shop...you guys are absolutely amazing.

“The scene of crime officer is really confident that the DNA left will allow them to identity him quickly and get him locked up so he can’t do this to anyone else.

“It was a shock this morning to see the shop had been broken into, it was anger this afternoon that someone had done it but this evening we are humbled at the kind words and support you guys have offered. Thank you. It means the world to myself and Andrew and we really appreciate it.”

She said next weekend – Mother’s Day – she will be working to pay for a replacement computer and door, which was damaged when the burglar broke in.

Anyone with information about the burglary should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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