Massive loot of Spanish wine dumped after ‘thieves found out it’s alcohol free’

There’s nothing worse than finding out the expensive bottle of wine you bought is alcohol free, right?

Well, it seems a bunch of thieves made their disappointing discovery a touch too late, and dumped their massive loot of Spanish wine at a Kent roadside.

Hundreds of bottles in dozens of plastic bin bags were mysteriously found in bushes in Marston Road, Thanet, on Thursday.

Councillor Suzanne Brimm said her brother found one batch of bottles and another collection of bin bags.

Speculation is rife about their origin, with Councillor Brimm suggesting the bottles of Castillo De Salobrena were discarded as soon as they were found out to be alcohol free.

She said: ‘They’ve obviously dumped the lot when they realised the wine was non-alcoholic and of no great value.’

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She added: ‘Two lots were found on Manston Road. There were about 25 bags on one fly tip, but we’re not sure how many were in the other.

‘We have pubs broken into and a lot of burglaries in Birchington in Kent. But it could have come from a warehouse as there is so much of it.’


A Kent Police spokeswoman said: ‘Kent Police received a report at 3.57pm on Thursday, May 17, that a quantity of non-alcoholic beer and wine had been found on a grass verge in Manston.

‘Officers attended the scene and following enquiries, the matter has been passed to the council.’

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