Thieves in Scotland have stolen 80 times from children’s hospitals in the last five years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Deadline News report:

HEARTLESS thieves have struck at children’s hospitals in Scotland at least 80 times in the past five years.

Christmas gifts, games consoles, toys, and even cash belonging to stressed parents are among the stolen items worth thousands of pounds.

Patients’ groups branded the crooks responsible as the “lowest of the low”.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.