Peter Lockwood will be known to many in Denton for his cheerful character, and singing / entertaining in the local pubs and surrounding area.
At around 1.15pm on Monday 27th April, Peter was robbed of £2,500 cash in Lidl car park, after leaving the Halifax Bank in Denton. The money was earmarked to purchase a replacement car to enable him to continue with his voluntary work which, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, includes collecting food & medical packages from local residents for distribution to vulnerable members of the community from the food bank in Haughton Green.
The crime was witnessed by several shoppers, and also caught on CCTV. The Police have been informed.
Peter also transports people to & from their appointments at Tameside General Hospital. Away from volunteering & entertaining, he is a a regular visitor to Denton St Lawrence Cricket Club, both to watch the cricket and attend social events at the Club. So, in one way or another, he is a familiar face in the local area.
Everyone at DSL is appalled that this crime should happen at ANY time in our community, let alone during the current health crisis. We’re asking for donations, however small, to help to re-imburse Peter – please click on the link below to donate: