Cambridgeshire

Godmanchester pet charity shelter 'trashed' by raiders

Burglars have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at an animal shelter in Cambridgeshire.

The offenders smashed their way into Wood Green Animal Shelter, in Heydon, near Godmanchester but left empty handed, the charity said.

However, they caused "considerable" damage inside the building.

A police spokesman said: "To target a charity is a particularly low act. Money for the care of animals will now have to be used to pay for repairs."

Police are appealing for information following the incident on Thursday night.

The shelter's chief executive Dennis Baker said: "Although no money was stolen, considerable damage was done and the cost of repairs will be significant.

"This was not mindless thuggery, but a deliberate, despicable act to steal money from a charity."

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