Safe stolen as thieves stage early morning burglary at Axminster sports centre


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A safe has been stolen from an Axminster sports centre after burglars struck in the early hours of the morning.

The incident happened on Sunday, May 13 at around 2.45am at Cloakham Lawns Sports Centre.

Police say offenders broke into the centre’s clubhouse and stole a safe.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “It is likely that the offenders entered the area in a vehicle either via North Street and Willhay Lane or Chard Road, Churchill Rise and Brewer Avenue or via Cloakham Drive.

“The safe is 2ft x 2.5ft and has not yet been recovered.”

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Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious, or has any CCTV that may pick up the incident or anything suspicious in the area (including vehicles) around that time, is asked to call police on 101, quoting ref CR/041228/18.

Alternatively, they are asked to email Axminster’s neighbourhood police team at

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