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Beach huts and businesses in Southwold broken into prompting additional police patrols in town





Police patrols have increased in a Suffolk town after break-ins at three beach huts and two businesses.

The beach huts along the promenade in Southwold were broken into between Thursday, May 3, and Saturday, May 5, with items including fire extinguishers stolen from inside.

Between 11pm on Saturday, May 5 and midnight on Sunday, May 6, one business in North Parade and another in North Street were broken into, with a safe stolen from the first premises and damage caused at the second, but nothing was stolen.

Police patrols have increased in Southwold after three beach huts and two businesses were recently broken into. Picture: iStock
Police patrols have increased in Southwold after three beach huts and two businesses were recently broken into. Picture: iStock

Police are appealing to members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Officers ask anyone with information about the crimes, or who believes they have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact Halesworth Community Policing Team on 101.

Residents and businesses are advised to do all they can to keep their huts and premises secure.