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Burglars put a damper on festivities at a Rainham home by stealing wrapped gifts from beneath a Christmas tree.

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The mean thieves struck at 9pm on Saturday, December 22, in Simpson Road.

They got into the house through a UPVC front door, making off with Christmas presents as well as a hot water bottle, a diary and a calendar.

Anyone with information should contact Romford Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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