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Redbridge Town Hall closed as police investigate burglary

PUBLISHED: 14:42 10 February 2020

Police are investigating reports of a burglary at Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Ken Mears

Police are investigating reports of a burglary at Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Ken Mears

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Police are investigating reports of a burglary at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford.

Officers were called at 7.28am this morning (Monday, February 10) and found several doors damaged when they arrived.

"Enquiries continue to establish if anything was stolen," a Met Police spokeswoman said. "No arrests have been made."

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It is understood the town hall is closed while police are investigating.

A council spokeswoman said: "A break-in occurred at Redbridge Town Hall during the weekend and we are assisting the police who are investigating the incident. Our teams have worked to limit the impact on services based at the Town Hall. "This evening's Overview Committee will now take place at Ilford Library, instead of the Town Hall.
"The building will reopen tomorrow and services will resume as normal."

The Recorder spoke with one of the artists who has a space in the town hall who said that four studios were broken into and lobby doors on the third and fourth floor were damaged.A notice on Redbridge Council's website says: "The registrars office is closed today, and all appointments are cancelled. Call 0208 554 5000."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1149/10FEB or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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