Police probe Bassetlaw Hospital burglaries

A spate of burglaries at a Nottinghamshire hospital is being investigated by police.

Laptop and personal computers used by staff are among the objects that have been taken from Bassetlaw Hospital.

One of the burglaries resulted in the closure of the clinical therapy department for a short time. The latest burglary attempt was on Saturday.

A spokeswoman from the hospital stressed that the computers did not store any patient details.

'Major disruption'

Police said in the most recent incident the burglars escaped after they were disturbed.

Sgt Neil Bellamy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Aside from the value of the equipment stolen, the impact of the burglaries has a disruptive effect on the day-to-day running of parts of the hospital.

"We are urging anyone who has seen suspicious activity around the hospital grounds to report it to us."

A spokesperson from Bassetlaw Hospital said: "These burglaries have been a major disruption to staff and the patient care they provide.

"We urge anyone with any knowledge of these crimes to report them to the police as soon as possible."

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