Thieves target fire station in Burwell

A FIRE station in Burwell was left out of action for two hours on Monday night after thieves carried out a ram raid.

A FIRE station in Burwell was left out of action for two hours on Monday night after thieves carried out a ram raid.

The thieves are believed to have used a vehicle to smash through the doors of the village’s fire station, on Scotred Lane, before briefly searching inside and leaving. Nothing was reported stolen.

The police helicopter was called in to search for the vehicle but the offenders had fled the scene.

The village station was left out of action for about two hours while a substitute fire engine was found.


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Neil Newberry, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The offenders gained access to the fire station by forcing the bay doors. They then searched the premises, but nothing appears to have been taken.

“The bay doors have been damaged. This meant that for a period of time the fire engine at Burwell was not available to attend emergency calls if it had been needed.

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“However, within two hours of the attempted break-in occurring, we were able to provide a substitute fire engine for the crew to use to allow them to still respond to emergency calls.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0345 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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