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Raiders leave trail of damage at Sheldrick Way allotments in Mildenhall




Allotment holders are ‘fed up’ of their site in Mildenhall being targeted by raiders leaving a trail of damage.

The Sheldrick Way allotments have been preyed on three times in recent weeks following an incident last October.

In the most recent incident on Thursday, November 22, they cut through a wire fence and stole a rotary lawn mower.

Joan Neville, chairman of the Mildenhall Allotments Association. Picture: Mark Westley.
Joan Neville, chairman of the Mildenhall Allotments Association. Picture: Mark Westley.

Joan Neville, chairman of Mildenhall Allotments Association, said: “It’s the same thing happening every time – they’re breaking off the locks on tool boxes and sheds. There’s about 14 each time affected so they’re there for a while.

“Most of us are over 70, some are over 80 years of age, and we go there for our enjoyment, a bit of peace and tranquility and you have this mindless group of whatever they are come along and spoil it.

“People are getting a little bit fed up.

I shan’t be going anywhere, it won’t drive me out.”

Vanda Carter, who has an allotment with her husband Allan, said they were considering giving up their plot following the ‘mayhem’.

  • Police are also investigating a burglary at an allotment in Larch Close, Lakenheath, where a wheelbarrow and tools were stolen between 11am on November 21 and 7pm on November 22.


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