March 5 2015 Latest news:

Beach hut owners have been warned not to leave valuables in their seaside chalets after would-be thieves broke into three of the holiday havens at Felixstowe.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Police on patrol on the seafront in the early hours discovered two of the huts with their doors ripped open, and a third was found damaged in the morning.

Officers searched the area immediately but could find no sign of those responsible.

Photos of the damage were sent in by iwitness member Bernard Price.

Now they are appealing for witnesses to the incidents – and urging hut owners to make sure they do not store anything of value inside the wooden buildings.

Those whose huts were damaged are now facing repair bills.

A police spokeswoman said two huts near to each other alongside the Spa Gardens, Undercliff Road West, were broken into and a third further along the promenade, in Undercliff Road East.

Officers on duty discovered the two huts next to the gardens around 2.35am on Thursday. The break-ins were believed to have happened between around 5pm Wednesday and the early hours.

The hut in Undercliff Road East was entered between 5pm on Wednesday and 7.35am on Thursday – the would-be burglars had pulled off the metal bar across the double-doors and then forced open the hut.

At this stage it is not known whether any items were stolen.

The spokeswoman said: “Investigations are ongoing and officers are also trying to contact the owners of the huts.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, perhaps dog walkers who saw people acting suspiciously around the huts, or anyone with information about who caused the damage.

“We would also remind beach hut owners to make sure they do not leave anything of value in their huts when not using them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Felixstowe Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

loading...
iwitness24 Your news is our news Facebook Like your local paper Twitter Join the conversation Ipswich Borough Council

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT