Are you missing a barrel of beer? Police appeal after man arrested with keg of ale

We're only here for the beer kegs… Photograph © James Cridland on Flickr
22 Apr 2016 @ 3.47 pm
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We're only here for the beer kegs… Photograph © James Cridland on Flickr
We’re only here for the beer kegs… Photograph © James Cridland on Flickr

Is one of your beer barrels missing? Or do you know a pub which is a few pints short of a fab Friday night?

Then police want to hear from you.

It follows the arrest of a man on suspicion of stealing a beer keg in York.

Officers from York police and North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce located the man with a barrel of Black Sheep Ale on the riverside opposite Rowntree Park.

He was unable to account for how he came to be in possession of it, and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of theft.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help trace the rightful owner of the barrel, and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Adam Lindsey
Email PC Lindsey here
Quote reference number 12160069579

The man, aged 52 and from Darlington, remains in custody at this time.