Please bring our lights back, Derby pub appeals

Bosses of a well-known Derby pub have appealed to thieves to return two lights stolen from the building.

Two lamp post-type lights have been removed from The Steamin’ Billy Wilmot Arms pub in Chaddesden.

It appears the lights were taken sometime between Tuesday evening and the early hours of Wednesday morning. Derbyshire Live has requested further details.

The pub wrote on its Facebook page: “Okay guys, so we know everyone has missed us, and a lot of people have been setting up bars at home.

“Perhaps you’re trying to recreate the atmosphere of The Wilmot, we understand, we get it, but can we stop stealing the fixtures from the pub to fit them out please. We’re planning on needing them soon.”

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The pub, like all others, has been closed during the third national lockdown but is due to reopen soon, should coronavirus infection rates in Derby and Derbyshire continue to decline.

Councillors in the area are said to be “appalled” by the thieves.

In response to the pub’s post, Chaddesden Ward Councillors said: “We are shocked and appalled this has happened. We would like to ask you all to keep an eye out and help this wonderful pub.”

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News