By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 14:52
A MOTORISED trike was stolen and door damaged during a burglary at a Hunt End school.
The incident happened at St Augustine's High School in Stonepits Lane on the evening on Monday, August 18. It is believed four offenders got over fencing at the rear of school, smashing a glass panel of a fire door to the design technology block.
They left with the trike worth £100, lifting it over a wooden fence into Kerry Croft Close, and caused £150 of damage to the door.
PC Andy Freeman said: "The trike was purchased using money donated to the school about three years ago. It had been built by a young man who was at the time a pupil, with help from his father.
"Students used it to perform maintenance tasks for their BTEC engineering qualification, and also rode it around the field when they had completed each of the five units needed to obtain their qualification.
"The school cannot afford to replace the trike, and a valuable teaching aid has been lost.
"The staff would love to recover the trike so students can continue to benefit from it."
Anyone with any information should call PC Freeman on 101, quoting incident number 97-s-200813, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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