Fishing nets set on fire after burglaries on Pakefield beach

Suffolk Constabulary. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Suffolk Constabulary. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Thieves stole four distress flares and fishing nets during a burglary on Pakefield beach.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the two burglaries – which took place at about 10pm on Tuesday, June 28 – close to Grand Avenue.

A police spokesman said: 'In the first burglary suspect/s forced entry into a shed and removed a metal box which contained four sea distress flares.

'Suspect/s then broke into a nearby shed and stole three fishing nets.

'Using one of the flares the offender/s then set the fishing nets alight outside before running off.'

The fire service attended and extinguished the fire – nobody was injured.

The remaining flares were recovered the next day.

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Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 101 reference 37/41685/16.

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