Joyriders dump golf buggy in lake

POLICE were today hunting the thieves who went on a bizarre joyride on a golf buggy through a Suffolk village.The stolen white Yamaha buggy was recovered from a Melton lake today after being dumped in the water.

POLICE were today hunting the thieves who went on a bizarre joyride on a golf buggy through a Suffolk village.

The stolen white Yamaha buggy was recovered from a Melton lake today after being dumped in the water.

It was taken from St Audry's Golf Club in St Audry's Park Road, Melton, between 6pm on Wednesday and 8am yesterday after the criminals cut the steering wheel to break chains securing it.

The thieves then went for a joyride around the village on the buggy, causing damage when they drove across a football pitch and even crashing into a memorial bench before heading to Melton fishing lake.


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Bryan Denny, 73, of Queens Avenue, Woodbridge, who owns the buggy, said: “I love playing golf and I've just had an operation so the only way I can play is with the buggy to get me around.

“I bought it when I retired for £1,400 and I'm really upset now it has gone - I feel horrible.”

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Pc Paul Moss, who is investigating the theft, added: “Before stealing the buggy the criminals broke into a shed at the golf club then rode over the football pitch which was damaged.

“I expect people will hear about who did this and I urge them to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the theft should call Pc Moss at Woodbridge police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Did you see the joyriding golf-buggy thieves? What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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