This is the moment a gas meter is ripped off the side of a wall leaving a young family and a toddler with croup without heating for more than 48 hours.
In CCTV footage from outside her home a person, who appears to be holding a spanner, can be seen trying to remove the meter and twisting it away from the wall. After only a minute of fiddling with the unit on the footage, they pull it off the wall and quickly walk away.
The stay-at-home mum of two said that she called the police but was told there was nothing they could do and that she should contact the gas company.
So she rang her gas supplier, British Gas, who told her they couldn’t do anything unless they spoke to the police.
The theft of the gas meter meant that Ms. Walton and her two children, who are 15 month-old and five-years-old, were left freezing for more than two days.
Leicestershire Police confirmed that the incident has been reported to them and that they had been in contact with British Gas.
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