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A fire station’s life-saving equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen

Between March 6 and March 9, the Martham Fire Station on Rollesby Road in Norfolk was broken into.

A fire engine was robbed of several tools, including bolt cutters, side cutters, and a power saw, and the engine was damaged.

The total loss has been estimated to be more than £23,000.

According to PC Sally Anderson of the Great Yarmouth Police Station: “It’s not just the theft; it’s also the impact of the loss on the station, the local community, and potentially the lives that could have been jeopardised.

“Fortunately, the theft was discovered during a routine check, rather than during an emergency when an immediate response was required, and the equipment was needed and missing.”

According to the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service: “We are collaborating with Norfolk Constabulary and will be tightening security measures across our sites.

The tools taken are critical to ensuring that our firefighters can respond to potentially life-threatening situations and incidents that require immediate deployment.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555111.

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