Scrumpers steal £300,000 peaches

Sarah Coles

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Scrumpers have caused a crisis at the Zhengzhou Fruit Tree Research Institute in the central Chinese province of Henan. According to the Telegraph, this state facility had been home to research for the last 13 years on how to grow the perfect peach, and the three men made off with the fruits of the scientists' labours.

The fruit cost up to £300,000 to cultivate, and there's every sign that the scrumpers had no idea of the value of the fruit. But just how risky is the business of scrumping?