Suffolk

South Norfolk council compound theft a 'serious crime'

Ketteringham depot
Image caption Thieves broke in to South Norfolk Council's depot via a neighbouring property

Thieves have stolen £60,000 worth of equipment and a vehicle from a council compound in Norfolk.

They cut their way through a fence at the South Norfolk Council depot in Ketteringham near Norwich.

A Ford Ranger 4x4 pick-up, lorry tyres, a diesel generator, pressure washer and cutting equipment were taken.

The break in overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday has been described by Councillor Robert Savage as a "serious crime against the whole community".

The cabinet member for communities and recycling said: "We have a number of security measures in place including CCTV, but these people broke into a neighbouring site and drove 50 yds to gain access to the side of our compound.

"The police are currently working with us to analyse the CCTV footage of both ours and our neighbouring site.

"We are now undertaking a full review of our security measures."

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