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Green-fingered Brighton pensioners victims of light-fingered criminals
8:29am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
Heartless thieves smashed into a hut and stole gardening kit used by pensioners and families.
Two strimmers worth more than £300 were taken during the break-in at the Eastbrook Farm allotments in Brighton on Saturday evening.
The criminals used a sledge- hammer to break a hole in a concrete building built by allotment club members.
Site rep Steve Miller said the theft would leave green- fingered gardeners unable to keep weeds at bay.
He said: “These strimmers were available to anyone who wanted to keep their allotments looking nice. We all paid for them with our own money.
“I think whoever did this is despicable. I just don’t understand it.
“We have got pensioners here, young people, families. We spend a lot of time together and for something like this to happen is just terrible.”
Mr Miller has reported the theft to Sussex Police.
He said: “I hope they catch whoever did this, but I don’t hold out much hope.”
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