Mean thieves steal Marshwood School’s heating oil
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Children are having to wear extra clothing to stay warm in class - Head is appalled villains can ‘stoop so low’
Pupils at Marshwood Primary School are having to wear extra clothing to keep warm this week after thieves stole their entire stock of heating oil.
Electric heaters have also been brought in so classes can continue.
It is thought the thieves struck during the recent big freeze.
Children and staff returned to school after the snow break to find that there was no heating available as all £750 worth of fuel oil had been drained from their tank.
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Head teacher Luke Owen said: “Children are having to work wearing extra layers. In addition to this several electric heaters have been loaned from neighbouring schools, until replacement oil is delivered.”
Mr Owen said because of demand following the recent cold snap fuel suppliers were struggling to meet a backlog of orders from its customers.
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He added: “I am appalled that people can stoop so low and steal from a school, as the cost involved to replace the oil etc diverts precious time and resources away from the children.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting crime reference 55180033385.