Jimmy's farm targeted by crooks

JIMMY'S Farm owner Jimmy Doherty today hit out at the "parasites" who ransacked his premises.Vandals stole cash and a laptop from the office of his Essex Pig Company at Pannington Hall Farm, Wherstead, early yesterday.

JIMMY'S Farm owner Jimmy Doherty today hit out at the "parasites" who ransacked his premises.

Vandals stole cash and a laptop from the office of his Essex Pig Company at Pannington Hall Farm, Wherstead, early yesterday.

Mr Doherty said: "There was just a mess everywhere. I can't believe people are that low, but you just have to clean up and get on with things. Unfortunately society throws up parasites."

Scenes of crime Officers went to the business - better known as Jimmy's Farm after the name of the hit BBC series - and took statements.

The 29-year-old friend of TV chef Jamie Oliver said: "They drove through round the back field, cut the fence and crowbared the window. They took an amount of cash and also a bag of change.

"The office was a mess. We have now had to find money to out in alarm systems."

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He added that the suspects must have known the site as they had gone straight to the office.

A police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.12am saying that the farm shop office was broken into overnight. Entry was gained through a window."

She later confirmed that cash and a laptop had been stolen.

If anyone has information, they should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.