West Melton school forced to send children home for the day after break-in

By David Parker | 27/03/2019

West Melton school forced to send children home for the day after break-in

A SCHOOL had to shut its doors to pupils after damage was caused by burglars attempting to steal a safe.

Police said three offenders broke into Brampton Ellis School on Brampton Road, West Melton, in the early hours of Friday.

"The offenders entered the school by breaking a window, before injecting expandable foam into the alarm boxes in an effort to silence them," said a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police.

"It is thought the offenders were attempting to steal a safe from inside the school building."

PC Brett Thompson said: "So much damage was caused during the incident that the school had to remain closed on Friday.

"This caused significant inconvenience to staff and parents who had to make alternative arrangements to care for children who should have been at school.”

Anyone who has information which could help the police is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 28 of March 22. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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