The grate drain robbery: 48 drain covers removed from three York streets

A large number of drain covers have been removed from a York village.

The grates have been taken from drains in streets in New Earswick.

Resident Helen Butcher said around 48 drain covers were removed in the early hours of Wednesday February 17, leaving holes along Willow Bank, Rowan Avenue and Hawthorn Terrace North.

She said dangerous holes have been left in the road as a result and council staff have been fitting new grates today and putting cones over open drains.

Police and City of York Council have been approached for more information.