Burgled school ‘ransacked’

Flamborough Primary School'Property was broken into on the school grounds which was used by the friends of Flamborough School.'NBFP PA1512-2a'Nicky Artley (treas), Vicki Leeson (chairman) pictured with the shed which was broken into
Flamborough Primary School'Property was broken into on the school grounds which was used by the friends of Flamborough School.'NBFP PA1512-2a'Nicky Artley (treas), Vicki Leeson (chairman) pictured with the shed which was broken into

A knife and raffle prizes were among the items allegedly stolen during a destructive burglary which “ransacked” a Flamborough school.

Burglars are also said to have stolen a large quantity of alcohol from a locked shed at Flamborough Church of England Primary School, as well as fund raising prizes and equipment owned by Friends of Flamborough Church of England School.

They went on to break into sheds and allegedly attempted to gain access to the main school building by breaking the conservatory window.

Headteacher Maxine Blackburn said: “It’s not just what they stole, it’s the damage to the building and sheds as well -it’s really bad.

“The alcohol stolen was used by the Friends of Flamborough Church of England School at fundraising events.

“It is really hard to raise funds for the school as it is, and now this happens. We are going to have to get bolts for all the sheds now.

“Whoever is responsible has thrown cans all over the place and just ransacked it.”

Staff at the school were first alerted to the damage and missing property after the caretaker found empty beer cans at the school gate.

He then went on to discover that thieves had broken into the secure sheds, one of them containing alcohol and raffle prizes.

Shortly after they were alerted to the break-in A spokesperson said: “Humberside Police were called today (Monday 16 March) at 8.20 am to report a burglary at Flamborough Primary School.

“Investigations are underway to establish the circumstances of the incident and to establish what, if anything, has been taken.”

Nicky Artley, treasurer for Friends of Flamborough School, added: “It’s more frustrating than anything.

“You do these things to raise money for the kids and then people think it’s OK to do what they want - they have no respect whatsoever.”

The chairperson of the group, Vicki Leeson, said: “The most disappointing thing is that all the things they have taken would have been used to raise money for the kids.”

As it is still early in the investigation Humberside Police have not issued an appeal for information, however Vicki added: “The officers said they managed to get DNA samples while they were here.”