Fury greets a lot of allotment break-ins

POLICE in Ipswich are appealing for information after a series of garden sheds were broken into.The locks on 29 sheds at Maidenhall allotments in Halifax Road were cut after access had been gained by cutting a hole in the perimeter fence between 5pm on Sunday, June 29 and 1pm on Monday, June 30,.

POLICE in Ipswich are appealing for information after a series of garden sheds were broken into.

The locks on 29 sheds at Maidenhall allotments in Halifax Road were cut after access had been gained by cutting a hole in the perimeter fence between 5pm on Sunday, June 29 and 1pm on Monday, June 30,.

One allotment owner said it was not the first time a crime of this sort had been committed on the allotment site.

They said: "The allotments are all owned by pensioners – it's terrible that someone would want to do something like this.


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"Nothing has actually been taken – we think they were just looking for strimmers as that is what has happened before.

"Everytime the grass is cut at the allotment with a strimmer it's a pretty safe bet that someone will try and break in and find the strimmer that night.

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"We therefore think it is someone with local knowledge and is an adult as they also tried to steal some vegetables, which we don't think children would be interested in.

"All the owners of the allotments were told two years ago not to leave anything of value in their sheds due to frequent break ins and we would like to reiterate again that nothing valuable is kept in these sheds.

Anyone with information is asked to calls to PC Nick Nunn at Ipswich Police on 01473 613500 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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