The Ministry of Defence has spoken about the problem of things being lifted from army bases, with a quite astonishing list of items that have gone missing being published.
The MoD has released the data on the theft of items valued at more than £250 from its properties across the UK, with the baffling highlights being an industrial kitchen, a replica sniper rifle, a stash or armour plates suitable only for tanks, a summer house, lots of pairs of night vision goggles and even the odd Land Rover. Two Land Rovers, in fact. Two people stole a car from work and appear to have gotten away with it.
Rowing machines and a kayak were also reported missing among the pile of the 400+ things to have been reported stolen since 2014, with defence minister Mark Lancaster saying: "...just as theft occurs in wider society, the MoD is not immune."
The MoD itself added: "We take the security of our sites very seriously and have robust procedures to deter and prevent losses and thefts, which are constantly reviewed." [Standard]