Retreat falls victim again

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A CHARITY retreat used by the terminally ill has once again been targeted by thieves.

Last week, the Free Press reported how the Eden-Rose Coppice in Sudbury had fallen victim to a spate of thefts during the last month.

Items stolen from the charity, which provides a woodland sanctuary in Quay Lane for people with cancer and children with learning difficulties, included a wheelchair, chainsaw and numerous tools.

Yesterday, the charity’s founder, Rob Brooks, discovered yet another break-in had taken place.

“I opened up to let some workmen in at around 9am and found the shed doors had been busted open,” said Mr Brooks, who set up the charity following the death of his wife Rose from cancer in 2008.

“I can’t believe that this keeps happening and I don’t know who would do such a thing.”

Mr Brooks said that as far as he was aware the only equipment taken in the break-in, which took place overnight on Tuesday, was an axe.

“The people who are doing this clearly have no shame and I think it is unbelievable,” he added.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said officers were aware of the repeated thefts from the charity and had provided crime reduction advice.

She added that anyone with any information about the break-ins should contact Sudbury Police on 101.