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16:17 Friday 11 January 2013  Written by Steve Scott

Laptops worth £15k taken in Wessex Primary School burglary

April29_wessex_schoolLaptops worth £15,000 were stolen from a school in Cox Green last weekend.

The break-in at Wessex Primary School in St Adrians Close took place sometime between 4pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.

Headteacher Nick Stevens said 32 notebook computers and one laptop were taken during the burglary.

Entry to the school was gained through a door in a courtyard area off the playground, which was forced open.

Mr Stevens confirmed the equipment was insured and said the school will be improving security following the burglary.

He added: "The £15,000 damage is covered by insurance but that's not the point. It's really sad for the children.

"The frustrating thing is they weren't able to take any chargers and they don't have the passwords, so they're not much use to anybody."

Police have carried out house-to-house enquiries but no arrests have been made.

It is not known whether the burglary is being linked with a break-in at Knowl Hill Primary School, where 10 laptops were stolen between 5.45-6pm on Saturday.

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