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School closed after attempted break-in


By David Parker


Lovers' Lane Primary School is closed following an attempted burglary
Lovers' Lane Primary School is closed following an attempted burglary

A primary school in Newark is closed following an attempted break-in that damaged its main entrance and five windows.

Lovers' Lane Primary School, Newark, is closed to pupils following the overnight incident and was due to open again tomorrow.

Headteacher Jenny Hodgkinson said: "The safety of pupils is our utmost concern and this is why we closed the school.

"The break-in affected five windows and a main door and was in an area that is a busy thoroughfare for both pupils and staff.

"Closing the school has given the police a chance to gather evidence relating to the break-in and for workmen to be in school to repair the damage."

She said she hoped the school would be open again tomorrow.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “We’re investigating a report of an attempted burglary at the Lovers’ Lane Primary and Nursery School in Warburton Street, Newark.

"It happened between 5pm Tuesday and 6.25am today.

“It was reported that a number of windows were smashed and a door was damaged but no entry was gained.

“We’ve increased patrols in the area and we’d like to reassure staff and parents that we’re working hard to investigate this incident.

“We’d ask anyone with any information to call us on 101, quoting incident number 94 of February 14, 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”



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