Rubbish threat baffler

NOTHING is safe today, it seems, as mystery surrounds the theft of rubbish from outside a pensioner's house.Cyril Page, of Bantoft Terrace, Ipswich, woke in astonishment when he found that thieves had been wasting their time stealing his recycling litter.

NOTHING is safe today, it seems, as mystery surrounds the theft of rubbish from outside a pensioner's house.

Cyril Page, of Bantoft Terrace, Ipswich, woke in astonishment when he found that thieves had been wasting their time stealing his recycling litter.

But having called the amused police and got a replacement wheelie bin, Mr Page was then bewildered when his postman casually said he had seen it in Nacton Road.

Mr Page said: "I know thieves are a bit dopey, but these ones must have been really off the rafters. I can't understand why they would take a full bin. If they wanted an empty one why didn't they take that?"


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"Why would anyone steal a bin? They are giving them away. That describes their state of mind."

He says he has also been littered with other petty crimes but says he will refuse to let the garbage of society win.

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He added: "Whatever I leave loose in my garden disappears. They want to take my flowers as well."

A spokeswoman for Ipswich police said: "We can confirm that we have had a report of a theft of a blue recycling bin from outside a house in Bantoft Terrace which was left near Howe Avenue."

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