Yorkshire heritage under threat as the stone by stone the walls disappear

Walls are not just to signify boundaries they are a rich habitat and part of our Yorkshire heritage like a tapestry across the landscape. So next time you look at a wall consider it as part of your home - that of your Yorkshire

Launching on Yorkshire Day, the ‘Once it’s gone, it’s gone’ campaign, asks people to report to Crimestoppers whenever they see the removal of stone or stone roofing tiles, even though it may look like perfectly legitimate activity and help keep Yorkshire’s iconic landscape out the hands of thieves.

“There’s no need to approach the ‘workers’ directly, just note what is happening, where it is happening and when it is happening. Take note of the registration plate of the vehicle involved or take a photo and send this information in.

“Residents can contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, if they prefer not to contact the police, on 0800 555 111 or complete anonymous online form on the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information coming through the anonymous 0800 555 111 could qualify for a reward.

“If you think what you see is a crime, phone 999 in an emergency (when a crime is taking place or someone is in danger) or report to the police on 101.”