Police investigate after three Ipswich allotments broken into over four nights

The Morland Road allotment was one of several broken into. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Morland Road allotment was one of several broken into. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins at allotments in Ipswich.

Suffolk police officers were contacted at around 11.30am on Thursday, July 20, to reports that three allotments in Ipswich had been broken into over four nights.

The allotments at Maidenhall and Morland Road were broken into on July 16, the Norwich Road allotments broken into on July 18 and Colchester Road site on July 19, with all reported to be overnight incidents.

It is believed that nothing has been reported stolen, but some sheds are understood to have been broken into, items thrown around and holes cut in some of the mesh fences.

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said: “We are concerned and upset by this heartless vandalism which has affected allotment fields across Ipswich. We would call upon allotment holders and people who live nearby to be extra vigilant and if they see anything to report it to the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.