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Semi-scammed? Hornchurch milk theft victim tells culprit to ‘drink the lot’ in future

PUBLISHED: 16:29 31 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:43 31 March 2014

The milk bottles as Derek found them

The milk bottles as Derek found them

Archant

They say it’s no good crying over spilt milk - but what about stolen milk?

When Derek Trayler of Grosvenor Drive in Hornchurch opened his door to pick up his two pints of milk on Saturday morning, he was astounded to find one of the glass bottles on his doorstep half-empty.

The shocked resident believes it was the work of a dairy-thief targeting doorstep deliveries.

He said: “We have had blue tits drink the cream off the top of the bottle but since we have semi-skimmed homogenised milk they don’t bother.

“Unless some animal has learnt to use a straw to get the milk out without spilling it we must suspect somebody came up to the door and had a free breakfast.”

Police were not contacted about the theft - perhaps because Derek did not want to be accused of milking it.

But he did have a message for the opportunistic early-riser.

He said: “Next time they may as well drink the lot, as we are not going to risk drinking it.”

Have you experienced anything like this? Tweet @romfordrecorder or email sam.gelder@archant.co.uk.

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