While some are stocking up their freezers ready for Christmas feasts, one Lincoln family had their stocks depleted during a burglary.
Daryl Baxter (24) got an unwelcome surprise on December 18, when he found his garage and freezer had been ransacked.
Food and drinks worth over £50 were stolen from the property on St Crispins Close, Lincoln.
Some time between the evening of December 17 and 8.30am the following morning, burglars broke into the garage and took whole joints of turkey, beef, vegetables, mussels and prawns, as well as full crates of beer and other drinks.
Baxter was awoken by his mother, who discovered two garage doors swinging from their hinges and an empty freezer.
He said: “I had been up until about 1am and didn’t hear a thing. I am baffled as to how they made off with so much, especially whole joints of meat and creates of beer, without being noticed.
“Obviously we are going to have to start all over again. We are on our way to Asda this afternoon to re-purchase everything.”
If you have any information regarding this incident, call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 75 of December 18, 2013.