Nowhere to play as thieves take chil­dren’s house away

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

THIEVES have stolen a chil­dren’s play house from a pri­mary school and dumped it in a ditch. Par­ents, teach­ers and chil­dren at Bethers­den Pri­mary School worked tire­lessly over many months to raise the money to im­prove the out­door play equip­ment in­stalled ear­lier this year. But they ar­rived at school last Mon­day morn­ing to find the play house had been taken and the toys stored in­side it run over. Julie Per­fect, chair­man saw it as they walked past on their way to school on the Mon­day morn­ing. Mrs Per­fect said staff are work­ing on the the­ory that thieves stole the £500 play house to sell or to give as a Christ­mas present and then dumped it when it proved too dif­fi­cult to trans­port. She said: “It’s the lit­tle ones who suf­fer.” The school has raised an im­pres­sive £6,000 this year to­wards its tar­get of £10,000 to pay for new equip­ment and nec­es­sary safety cer­tifi­cates. The theft has been re­ported to the po­lice and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call south Kent po­lice on 01303 289180.

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