Vandalism at Africa Alive! wildlife park in Kessingland

Police investigations are under way after a popular north Suffolk wildlife park was targeted by vandals for the second time within a month.

Children's rides and vending machines at the Africa Alive wildlife park in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, were damaged, with cash stolen from the rides and also from a wishing well in the park grounds.

Staff and management arrived at Africa Alive based at Whites Lane, on Saturday morning to discover that there had been a break-in overnight.

Martin Dup�e, operations director at park, said: 'Fortunately none of the animals at the park have been affected, however I doubt that any distress caused to the animals entered the heads of those causing this petty vandalism.'

A police spokesman said: 'Two people climbed over a building to gain access and then damaged two children's rides stealing cash from boxes on the rides.

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'Two vending machines were also damaged but no entry was gained and coins were taken from a wishing well.'

The spokesman confirmed that vending machines were also smashed with chocolate bars and change stolen in a separate theft overnight on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.

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Anyone with information about the two incidents at the wildlife park should call Lowestoft police station on 101.

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