Thousands of pounds of damage caused in parking machine break-in bid at country park

Whitlingham Country Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Whitlingham Country Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Thousands of pounds of damage was caused in an attempted theft from a car park at a Norfolk beauty spot.

Police are appealing for information after the crime at Whitlingham Country Park, on the edge of Norwich.

An attempt was made to break into a car parking meter at the Little Broad car park between 2pm on Tuesday, August 25 and 9am on Wednesday, August 26.

The attempted theft caused about £4,500 worth of damage to the machine, although nothing was stolen.

Norfolk police would like to hear from anybody who saw anyone suspicious in the area between the times stated.

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Anyone with information should call Norfolk police’s Op Solve on 101 quoting reference 36/59676/20.

In July, more than £1,000 of damage was caused at the country park’s Lime Avenue car park when 27 railway sleepers were stolen.Thieves caused damage to the car park’s surface and bollards.

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