Thieves stole trampoline from garden

A BAFFLED mother has today spoken of her outrage at thieves who stole an eight-foot trampoline from her father's garden.Marney Herring, of Defoe Road, Ipswich, bought the trampoline, which takes four people to lift, earlier this year as an Easter present for her seven-year-old daughter, Chloe.

A BAFFLED mother has today spoken of her outrage at thieves who stole an eight-foot trampoline from her father's garden.

Marney Herring, of Defoe Road, Ipswich, bought the trampoline, which takes four people to lift, earlier this year as an Easter present for her seven-year-old daughter, Chloe.

It had been housed in Mrs Herring's father's back garden in Swinburn Road, Ipswich, but was taken sometime overnight between Thursday and Friday .

The garden was fenced off from view and had a secure gate.


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Mrs Herring said: "I just can't understand how they would be able to move it. It took us a long time to get it into the garden and takes four of us to move it at any time.

"It cannot be folded up and is extremely heavy.

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"Chloe is devastated at losing it and as a single mother, I can't afford to replace it.

"She was so happy when she got it and has really enjoyed using it."

Mrs Herring said she had originally chained the trampoline to a post but removed the chain after deciding it was too big and heavy for anyone to move it.

She said: "I am amazed that people have gone to such effort to steal it. It has really been an eye opener as to the lengths people will go to these days."

The incident has been reported to the police and anyone who has any information should contact Pc Shaun Taylor on 01473 613500.

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