Police speak to woman after spate of thefts of flowers in Beccles area

Forced entry and burglary in Clacton. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN.

Forced entry and burglary in Clacton. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN. - Credit: Archant

Police have spoken to a woman in her 50s following reports of plants being stolen from gardens in the Beccles area in Suffolk.

Officers have taken more than a dozen reports of thefts of plants since February, including several thefts from the same home in Ingate.

Police say the thefts include bulbs, flowers and plants stolen on several occasions from outside the home in Ingate as well as two thefts at a business in Blyburgate in April.

They have also received reports of two thefts in Station Road in May and reports of flowers being taken from Exchange Square between April 17 and May 8.

A police spokeswoman said officers had spoken to the woman, who is known to be vulnerable, and will be dealing with the matter.

She said: “It’s known that there have been calls on social media for the thief to be ‘named and shamed’ however, due to the circumstances, police will be working with other agencies to provide support in a bid to prevent any further incidents.”