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Thieves break into Harold Hill special needs school

PUBLISHED: 12:55 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:33 17 September 2018

Ravensbourne School in Harold Hill was broken into over the weekend. Photo: Google

Ravensbourne School in Harold Hill was broken into over the weekend. Photo: Google

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Thieves are believed to have targeted the computer rooms of the SEN school in Neave Crescent.

Thieves broke into a special educational needs school in Harold Hill and stolen thousands of pounds worth of computers and TVs.

Ravensbourne School in Neave Crescent called police at 5.40am this morning to report the burglary.

CCTV footage shows that the thieves smashed a window to get into the school, in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday, September 16) morning.

All dressed in black, with balaclavas, the thieves stole a TV from the school reception, computers, ipods and other technology that the children used on a daily basis.

Doors within the school were also damaged, and the school is closed to pupils for today so that repairs can take place.

Principal Vicki Fackler said that it will be open as usual tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18).

She said that the thieves had targeted the computer rooms, and that they had got in and left the building through the same entrance.

They had spent several hours in the school according to CCTV.

A police spokesman said that further enquiries are currently ongoing to establish which other items have been stolen.

Officers from the East Area Command Unit are investigating.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 959/17SEP or Tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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