Thieves steal charity cash from school

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MONEY raised by youngsters for charity has been stolen during a break-in at their school.

Intruders forced their way into Bishop’s Waltham Infants School between 4.30am and 6.40am yesterday and stole about £450 cash.

The cash had been raised by pupils at the Oak Road school for Help For Heroes and also for improvements to the school.

PC Jonathan Earnshaw from Bishop’s Waltham police station said: ‘This burglary has affected young children at the school and hard working staff.

‘As well as the money raised for charity and for school improvements, the offenders also stole money for the staff Christmas party which has now had to be cancelled.

‘I’d like to speak to anyone with information about this incident. I’d also like to hear from anyone who can help us identify two men that were seen smoking outside of the school at around 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 28.’

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Earnshaw at Bishop’s Waltham police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.