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Clacton: Thieves take custom-made cooling tent after mistaking it for bouncy castle

14:59 27 June 2014

A custom made tent for chilling food has been stolen

A custom made tent for chilling food has been stolen

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A large inflatable tent stolen from a business in Clacton may have been taken after being mistaken for a bouncy castle.

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The owners now believe that the tent – used for chilling drinks and food at special events – could have been abandoned by the thieves.

The tent, which inflates to 30ft by 18ft, and associated refrigeration equipment, was stolen from a unit at Brunel Way.

Staff discovered the theft on June 23 but the equipment, together valued at a five-figure sum, could have been taken during the previous two weeks.

Company director Anthony Hill said: “This is a custom-made unit which is a large tent and cooling equipment that can be used for a wide range of applications.

“We believe it could have been taken by someone who thought it was a bouncy castle. But if they blew it up in a back garden and realised just how big it is they might want to get rid of it.”

Police have issued a photograph of the inflated tent and have appealed for help from the public about the theft.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the tent and equipment should contact the investigating officer Pc Graham White at Clacton police station on 101.

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