Head teacher thanks community after primary school burglary

PUBLISHED: 12:12 08 April 2019

Gardening equipment was stolen from Rodings Primary Schoo. Picture: Google street view

Gardening equipment was stolen from Rodings Primary Schoo. Picture: Google street view

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The head teacher at Rodings Primary School has thanked parents for their support, after the site was broken into and equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen.

The burglary took place on April 2, where gardening equipment valued at a four figure sum was stolen.

In a weekly letter to parents, published on Friday (April 5), head teacher Colin Raraty said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the kind words and offers of support following the burglary at school. People have been so generous, offering to lend us equipment so that the school grounds continue to look good while we wait for replacements. We really do appreciate this. Although the thought of someone wanting to break into our school and cause so much damage has been awful, annoying and incredibly disrespectful, what it has demonstrated is how fortunate we are to be in such a wonderful community where the vast majority of people care for and support our school. Community spirit continues to be strong in the Rodings.”

An Essex Police spokesman said: “We were called with reports of a burglary at an address on Dunmow Road, Dunmow on April 2. It was reported that between 8pm and 9pm entry had been forced into the property and gardening equipment valued at a four figure sum was stolen. Witnesses or anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area around this time, are asked to contact the Uttlesford Community Policing team on 101, quoting reference 42/51990/19.

Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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