Hospitality Ulster condemns theft of beer kegs worth an estimated retail value of 900,000

Hospitality Ulster condemns theft of beer kegs worth an estimated retail value of 900,000

30 May 2019

Reacting to the news that the PSNI have recovered a large quantity of stolen beer kegs belonging to a drinks distributor, worth an estimated retail value of £900,000, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster said:


“We commend the actions of the PSNI for intercepting this significant haul of stolen beer kegs. Many see this criminal activity as a victimless crime, however it is not, as it has severe financial implications for the hospitality sector in terms of replacement costs being borne by our local businesses. Ultimately, part of the financial impact ends up being passed onto the customer.”

“Our sector is already struggling to pay their bills and criminal activity on this scale just dishes out another blow.”

“This should act as a warning to other criminal gangs that are currently operating or thinking about operating in this area. They will be caught and charged.”

“We are sending out a message to the hospitality sector to be alert to this live situation and appeal to anyone who is in receipt of stolen kegs or knows where they might be stored to contact detectives in Antrim or Omagh by calling 101 or alternatively speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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