Shirebrook farm needs help after 12th break-in

Willow Tree Farm in Shirebrook
Willow Tree Farm in Shirebrook

A FARM and outdoor activity centre in Shirebrook has been broken into by mindless vandals - for the 12th time this year.

Staff at Willow Tree Family Farm in Langwith Road are fed up of being targeted and are appealing for help in tightening up security.

Chair and Trustee David Taylor was alerted to the latest break-in when the alarm system sounded at 4.50am on Tuesday morning.

Mr Taylor said nothing was taken but hundreds of pounds of damage has been caused as would-be burglars got into the office through the wall.

“I don’t know what they were after, we don’t keep anything valuable in their,” he said.

“We’ve had 12 break-ins now since January and it’s crippling us financially.

“Some Magnum ice creams were taken during one incident - what is the point of doing that?

“There was nothing missing this time but they’ve mad a lot of mess and caused a lot of damage.

“It’s not the farm that is going to suffer it’s the community.

“We are a project for the community and it is the community which loses out when things like this happen.

“These people are practically stealing from themselves.

“Children who are mentally disabled get to handle animals here that they wouldn’t get the chance to anywhere else.

“We will have to shut if people keep doing things like this.”

Mr Taylor said they would be grateful if anyone can donate security cameras or equipment which can help make the site more secure.

To help out contact Mr Taylor on 07798 895093.

Anyone with information about the break-in on Tuesday morning should call police on 101.