Burglars drive man out of home

TERRIFIED David Williams has been driven out of his new home because burglars have persistently broken in.The 25-year-old moved to Felixstowe to start a new independent life after moving out of his parents' home.

TERRIFIED David Williams has been driven out of his new home because burglars have persistently broken in.

The 25-year-old moved to Felixstowe to start a new independent life after moving out of his parents' home.

But his three months of independence have been snatched from him as property valued at £2,000 has been stolen and he is too scared to move back in to the flat.

"I'm quite gutted because everything I had has gone. What annoys me is the police are not doing anything about it," claimed Mr Williams.


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The Suffolk man, who has now gone back to living with his parents outside Felixstowe, where he has to sleep on the settee, first had his flat in Mill Lane burgled on Friday .

He returned home from work to find the windows had been smashed and property stolen. The windows were boarded up but the next day he found his flat had been burgled again but this time it had also been ransacked. It was then boarded up again but Mr Williams said that when the police arrived to carry out their investigations of the flat on the Monday they found burglars had got into the flat again.

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The flat is in a shared house, which used to be the Sun Vale residential home, and is in a quiet Neighbourhood Watch area.

Mr Williams, who can not bring himself to return to his former home, moved to Suffolk three years ago with his parents and had only a few clothes and CDs to his name. But through working as a bench joiner in Ipswich he managed to save up and buy some luxury goods to make his life comfortable.

However now he is back to square one as among the property stolen was a £600 Aiwa stereo, a £300 tent, a Game Boy console, a Nintendo 64 console, two sleeping bags, an expensive watch and even a new pair of jeans.

And as Mr Williams had his belongings uninsured he has little chance of all his property being recovered.

He said he has been broken in to three times, although the police only have two reports.

Mr Williams also said that he was not satisfied with the police's effort as he claims the police officer dealing with the burglaries told him that they 'have nothing to go on'. Although a police spokeswoman said that inquiries were on going.

Mr Williams is now contemplating his future as he had moved in to the £70 a week flat temporarily while he looked for a house with his fiancée in Felixstowe. He is no longer paying the rent on the flat and is so worried about returning to his former home that he has organised a friend to pick up the last scraps of his belongings.

Anyone with information concerning the burglaries should contact Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

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