Search

Thieves target Seven Kings and Goodmayes allotment society

13:53 09 June 2014

Zak Bickhan

Zak Bickhan's sheds were broken into at Seven Kings and Goodmayes Allotment Society.

Archant

Gardeners have been left devastated after thieves targeted their sheds on their allotment, stealing tools worth hundreds of pounds.

Zak Bickhan, Oscar Marvell and Anthony Haynes' sheds were broken into at Seven Kings and Goodmayes Allotment SocietyZak Bickhan, Oscar Marvell and Anthony Haynes' sheds were broken into at Seven Kings and Goodmayes Allotment Society

Members of the Seven Kings and Goodmayes Allotment Society on Goodmayes Lane were shocked when they found three of their sheds had been broken into and some of their tools had been taken.

Anthony Haynes, 68, of Manor Park, said: “I don’t get how people could do this. It is so horrible to think someone would do this on purpose. How would you feel if someone came in and stole so many things that belong to you?”

The men were at the allotment on Saturday, May 31, but when they went back the following morning, they soon realised that items such as a hoe, umbrella, chairs, shovel and a drill as well as other items were missing.

Zak Bickhan, of Dagenham, said: “I couldn’t believe that someone would do such a thing. These criminals need to be caught before they come back and take even more of what is ours.”

Around 20 items were taken and will cost hundreds of pounds to replace from all three of the sheds.

Oscar Marvell, 79, from Barking, said: “I wish I could catch the culprits for myself to show them exactly what they have done.”

The Barking and Dagenham police were called but no arrests have been made so far.

Anyone who has information concerning the sale or handling of stolen goods should contact Police by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Crimestoppers guarantee of anonymity has never been broken and callers are not even asked for their name.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:31
Motorcyclist banned from driving after being stopped by police in Chigwell. Picture: Essex Police

A man who police believe has recorded the highest speed ever by a motorcyclist in the UK while carrying a pillion passenger has been banned from driving.

Yesterday, 17:31
Shooting in Wanstead on Draycot Road

Police are appealing to the public for information after a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and head in Wanstead.

Yesterday, 15:59
Janet and Terence Rogers outside their house in Lambourne Road, Chigwell.

A couple rushed home from a shopping trip to find a tree had smashed into their house.

Yesterday, 14:57
The damage caused by the fire at an industrial site in Ley Street, Ilford

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a huge fire at an industrial park.

Most read news

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Funky adidias iPhone cases up for grabs!

We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder