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Storage shelter in Cutts Close in Oakham has been hit by two burglaries




A storage shelter in a park has been hit by two burglaries.

Police were called to Cutts Close in Oakham on Thursday last week at about 6.20pm to a report that a number of youths were damaging the shelter belonging to Oakham Town Council.

The hut contains chairs and gazebos that are used for events at Cutts Close and sandpits and other children’s items.

The shelter in Cutts Close. Photo: Alan Walters(26040085)
The shelter in Cutts Close. Photo: Alan Walters(26040085)

Officers attended and found the unit had been broken into with damage caused to the door and door frame.

Coun Sally-Anne Wadsworth, vice chairman of the town council and deputy mayor of Oakham, said: “I’m disappointed that the youths have taken this action because at the end of the day, there’s nothing in the shed that’s worth anything.

“They have just taken the chairs out and sat on them but they didn’t taken anything.

“It’s the cost of replacing the doors now.

“We only just replaced them about six months ago but that was because they were rotten and needed replacing.

“It’s just a bit disappointing.”

The other burglary took place between 7.30pm and 9.10pm on Monday, December 30, when damage was caused to the front door panel of the shelter but no entry was gained.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said officers are “keeping an open mind” as to whether the two incidents are
linked.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 19*696772 for the Monday, December 30 burglary and20*3383 for the January 2
incident.

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