Historic gates stolen from Chesterfield business

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A company boss has told of his sadness after heartless thieves stole two historic metal gates from a business.

The gates were taken from Robinson’s Canon Mill building, on Field House, Wheatbridge Road, Chesterfield, sometime between Friday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 27.

They were presented to the packaging company in 1939 to mark its centenary.

Guy Robinson, finance director and company secretary, said: “We’re sad this has happened.

“The gates are special to the company so we really want them back.”

PC Dave Randell, of Derbyshire police, is carrying out enquiries in the area.

He said: “The gates are unusual and would be easily identifiable so I would urge anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or anyone who has any information about this incident, to contact us.”

Robinson, which has been associated with Chesterfield for more than a century and a half, currently employs about 350 people. At its height it was the biggest single employer in Chesterfield, employing more than 4,500 people.

The gates are approximately 7ft tall by 3ft wide.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.