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Metal thieves steal copper water tank

Published Thursday, 20 June 2013

Metal thieves have stolen a huge copper water tank, metal piping and fittings and caused extensive damage to changing rooms at an Enfield Council Recreation Ground this week.

The theft of the water tank (pictured) happened just days after thieves first broke in to the building at the Church Street Recreation Ground on Friday (14 June) and stole piping and metal fittings. Despite the building being secured they then returned on Tuesday (18 June), smashed their way in causing extra damage and stole the water tank. The bill to repair the damage and replace the stolen fittings is expected to be around £6,000.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Metal theft is a massive problem for Enfield Council and other local authorities because it means we have to spend significant sums repairing the damage caused by the theft and in this case means community facilities are out of action.

"This theft means the cricket clubs which use these facilities will be massively inconvenienced just as the season gets going. I'd urge anyone with any information about the theft, or any scrap dealers who may be offered a large water tank for sale to let the police know so we can try to trace the people responsible for this act."

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