Mystery of St Albans geraniums theft

A COLOURFUL patch of geraniums was stolen from a parish garden in St Albans over the weekend. 40 plants were uprooted from their usual spot in the Colney Heath parish garden just outside Notcutts Garden Centre on Hatfield Road some time over the course o

A COLOURFUL patch of geraniums was stolen from a parish garden in St Albans over the weekend.

40 plants were uprooted from their usual spot in the Colney Heath parish garden just outside Notcutts Garden Centre on Hatfield Road some time over the course of Saturday night.

St Albans council's planning portfolio holder Cllr Chris Brazier, who is also ward councillor for Colney Heath, said that he was shocked to discover the empty patch on Sunday morning.

He added: "I went to water the flowers as per usual and was very upset to see that they were no longer there. I expect that someone somewhere has 40 new geraniums in their front garden and I doubt we'll ever get them back."

Cllr Brazier, who said that the theft had caused nearly �60 worth of damage, has reported the incident to the police.