Thieves steal vital radio equipment

THIEVES have smashed their way into a seafront office and made off with £1,000 of vital radio equipment. The break-in happened at the offices of Tendring District Council's seafront team and was reported yesterday morning.

THIEVES have smashed their way into a seafront office and made off with £1,000 of vital radio equipment.

The break-in happened at the offices of Tendring District Council's seafront team and was reported yesterday morning.

Three radios were stolen from the building on the middle promenade at Clacton's West Beach although one of those has since been recovered.

Seafront manager Tim Sutton said: “The team have just had a very busy Bank Holiday weekend on top of the two days of the Clacton Air Show.


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“They have all been working very hard and to come in to find this was a real body blow for them.”

Mr Sutton said the office was locked at 6pm on Monday, meaning the raid occurred between then and 9am yesterday.

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A resident found one of the radios in a garden near Clacton Hospital and it will be fingerprinted by police.

Security is to be stepped up and CCTV footage will be examined in a bid to find those who carried out the raid.

Pierre Oxley, in charge of leisure at the council, said: “Someone may have seen suspicious activity in that area last night or may have information which could help the police to catch those responsible.

“I would also ask people to look out for the other two radios which may also be discarded by the thieves.”

Anybody with information should contact Clacton police on 01255 221312.

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