Family vows to rebuild beach hut

A FAMILY whose beach hut was burnt to the ground by arsonists today vowed to build a new one before the summer is up.Sim Beasley and his wife Linette , of Felixstowe, were looking forward to lazy days on the seafront after their newborn son was discharged from hospital for the first time in three months.

A FAMILY whose beach hut was burnt to the ground by arsonists today vowed to build a new one before the summer is up.

Sim Beasley and his wife Linette , of Felixstowe, were looking forward to lazy days on the seafront after their newborn son was discharged from hospital for the first time in three months.

Ill baby William had been at the Royal London Hospital since he was born in April, and has just been allowed home.

But the family's new start has been ruined by arsonists who torched a row of beach huts yesterday - and the only thing that survived was their teapot.

The Evening Star revealed yesterday how Suffolk police are hunting fire bugs who struck at around 1am, at huts near the junction of Cliff Road and Golf Road.

Mr Beasley, 36, of Fairfield Avenue, said: “We used it Sunday and were planning to use it a lot now our son is home.

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“It was going to be a summer of rest and recuperation at the beach after the problems over the past few months.

“But the chance to rest has been taken away from us. We are completely shocked.

“It's more than a beach hut, it's a way of life for us, where we can be part of the community.

“There are a couple of charred remains, like our teapot which has managed to survive, but it's all gone really and I'd refitted it this year to make it more suitable for the pram.”

Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call Pc Guy Woodward at Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

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