Hot Air Balloon Stolen

Rebekah Valero-Lee


The Morson Group hot air balloon (pictured) and its towing trailer have been stolen. The balloon, which is used for company charity events, was taken on Monday 11th January 2016 at 10:00pm, from Normanton Golf Club, Wakefield.

CCTV footage shows two people on a farm-grade quad bike break a lock on a storage container which is located at the golf club.  The thieves can be seen entering the container and attaching the trailer (which had the balloon on it) onto their quad bike before towing it away.

The local police are handling the situation although any information from the public that might help to locate the trailer and hot air balloon is welcomed.  We request that if anyone has seen anything suspicious, or knows the whereabouts of the balloon to send all information to West Yorkshire Police on 101 or 01244 350 000 quoting Crime No:  13160025241.