Charity hits out ‘brainless idiots’ who blew up post boxes in Rougham

Rougham, post box has been blown up at Rougham Tower Museum in Perkins Road
Graham Sage committee member with the damaged post box
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160211-195629009
Rougham, post box has been blown up at Rougham Tower Museum in Perkins Road Graham Sage committee member with the damaged post box Picture Mark Westley ANL-160211-195629009

A charity has hit out at ‘brainless idiots’ who blew up its post box and another belonging to a business.

It is believed that a firework was placed inside the two metal post boxes, in Perkins Road, Rougham, belonging to Rougham Control Tower Museum and Skyward Flight Training.

The incident was at some point between 6pm on Tuesday, November 1 and 9am on Wednesday, November 2.

On Wednesday morning, Graham Sage, volunteer committee member for Rougham Tower Association - the charity which supports the museum, said: “They’ve put a large firework or similar inside the box, lit it and the whole thing has blown out. The steel front was about 30 feet away and I haven’t found the roof of it yet.

“They’re just brainless idiots. We’re a charity - we live off donations and we’ve got to pay out quite a lot of money for a new post box.”

He said people do leave cheques for the museum in the box, which contained a reminder of some sort at the time it was destroyed.

Mr Sage said they would try to get a temporary post box before purchasing a proper replacement.

Skyward Flight Training runs flying lessons at Rougham Airfield.

Patricia Carlisle-Dodd, one of its directors, said: “It’s pretty mindless. I don’t know whether there was any post in it - there probably was.

“We will replace ours quite quickly.”

Contact Bury Police Station on 101 quoting reference 64102/16.