Theft upsets school pupils

FELIXSTOWE: Children at a school have been left sad and upset after thieves stole their new playground seats.

Fairfield Infants had the sets of toadstool-style seats installed in the school’s back green to give children somewhere nice to sit out in the sun and chat.

But the youngsters were dismayed to find that someone had got into the grounds and ripped the tops of the toadstools and taken them, leaving just the stumps.

“The children were very upset about it,” said headteacher Jane Reed.

“The seats were at different heights so the different ages of children could use them and they were a lovely place to sit outside.

“It is a great shame.

“We would love to hear from anyone who finds the seats – it may be that they have just been discarded or thrown somewhere. Perhaps they were just thrown in someone’s garden and they were wondering what they were.”

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A police spokeswoman said the seats were taken from the school in High Road West between 6pm on June 18 and 7am on June 21.

Anyone who knows where they are, saw people carrying them or has any information should call PC Peter Stewart at Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

Police in Felixstowe are investigating several incidents of ornaments being stolen from gardens after incidents in Mill Lane, Cricket Hill Road, Dovedale and Reynolds Court.

Officers say people should make sure valuable items are secured or moved to the rear garden, and ensure access to the rear of the property is locked.

If residents see anyone acting suspiciously around gardens they should contact the police, and dial 999 if there is an incident of damage or theft taking place.

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