Vandals strike at allotment site in Oakham

Greenhouse windows smashed by the vandals
Greenhouse windows smashed by the vandals
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Police are appealing for witnesses to a spate of thefts in the area and a series of attacks by vandals at an allotment site.

A greenhouse and shed windows were smashed in the allotments in Pillings Road, Oakham, in a series of attacks on Friday and Sunday night.

Paul Mann, 51, of Harrington Way, Oakham, was one of the tenants worst affected by the vandalism. His chickens were let out of their pen, and he said it was lucky they weren’t killed by a fox.

Mr Mann said: “The eggs have been also taken from the coop and thrown and smashed onto the floor, which is just absolutely senseless.”

Mr Mann called the police, who are investigating the damage and are also advising allotment tenants on how best to secure their plots.

The Oakham Home Garden and Allotment Society, which maintains the plots in Pillings Road, is also aware of the situation and will be passing on the news to members.

Mr Mann was keen to warn anyone with an allotment or a greenhouse in their own garden. Call police on 101.

Police are appealing for information to a number of thefts in Stamford over the past week.

Jewellery was stolen during a burglary at a property in Stamford.

Thieves broke into the premises in Turnpole Close via the back door between 4pm on Wednesday and 7am yesterday.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 40 of January 30.

Thieves stole a laptop, Nokia phones and a sat-nav from a car in Chestnut Gardens between 9pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday.

If you can help police with their inquiries, call 101 and quote incident number 85 of January 26.

Another sat-nav was taken from a vehicle in St Paul’s Street which thieves broke into between 5.55pm and 8.55pm on Saturday. The incident number 386 of January 25.

An A-board was stolen from a business in Ironmonger Street between 4.45pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday. Incident number 279 of January 25.

On Friday night a white and green BMX bike was stolen from outside a house in The Courtyard. The bike was only a few weeks old and is in very good condition.

If you have seen the bike or have any information about the theft, call police on 101 and quote incident number 105 of January 25.

Vandals smashed a window and slashed the tyres of two vehicles in Great Close, South Witham.

The incident happened at about 1.50am on Sunday. Call 101 and quote incident number 39 of January 26.