Grafham Water workshop thieves use gas torch to break into hut and steal £16,000 of equipment including brand new quad bike

13:19 08 May 2014

Thieves used a blow torch to cut through a steel window to steal £16,000 of equipment from Wildlife Trust workshop

Thieves used a blow torch to cut through a steel window to steal £16,000 of equipment from Wildlife Trust workshop

Archant

Thieves used a gas torch to break into a workshop as they stole around £16,000 worth of equipment.

For the fourth time in nine months the Wildlife Trust’s Grafham Water workshop, close to the Fishing Lodge, was broken into during the May Day bank holiday weekend.

The burglars used a gas torch to cut through a 3mm steel window.

A quad bike, chainsaws, drills and brushcutters as well as other equipment was stolen.

Matt Hamilton, reserves manager for Cambridgeshire, said: “This is not an isolated incident - it is the fourth time in nine months that our equipment store at Grafham has been targeted.

“The quad bike that was stolen was brand new – bought to replace a bike stolen a few months back.

“There are also costs associated with repairing the damage caused. This vital equipment is used to manage 16 of our nature reserves in Cambridgeshire and the repeated theft of our equipment is making it increasingly difficult for us to carry out essential reserve management work.”

He added: “Please do get in touch with Cambridgeshire police if you have any information to report in relation to these thefts or if you see anything suspicious.”

INFORMATION: If you know anything about this theft call Cambridgeshire police on 101.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

15:16
Huntingdon Railway Station,

Commuters in Huntingdonshire affected by rail delays of 15 minutes will be able to claim compensation for the first time, following new rules announced by government.

Staff and children at Foxes Out of School Club

There was cause for celebration at an after-school club in Ramsey, after its latest Ofsted report came back rating it as outstanding.

Godmanchester Running Club are preparing for their annual Santa Chase.

Godmanchester Running Club’s first-ever Santa Chase proved so successful that the event is set to return again this month.

Kay and Peter Hewitt

An elderly couple from St Ives say they are fearful after their van’s tyre was slashed, and an anonymous letter telling them to “get on with dying” was posted through their front door.

Get your skates on this winter and enjoy one of the UK's most stylish open-air ice rinks nestled amongst the trees in Parkers Piece Park in the heart of Cambridge

Set in the heart of vibrant Cambridge, The North Pole Cambridge Ice Rink is back throughout the festive season; come and join us as we open from the 18th November through to 4th January.

Read more

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up