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Swaffham junior school vandalised in suspected burglary but site remains open for business as usual




A junior school in Swaffham has been targeted in which "extensive damage" has been caused, but a staff member has said they remain open as they seek to "work around it".

Police are appealing for information following the incident at Swaffham CE Junior Academy, on Brandon Road, this month.

The incident took place between 5.30pm on Friday, January 17 and 8am on Monday, January 20.

Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264420)
Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264420)

Extensive damage has been caused to various fixtures and fittings within three classrooms by unknown suspect(s).

No items were taken from the premises. There is no CCTV at the school.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Tamsin Raines in the Op Solve team at Investigate@norfolk.pnn.police.uk quoting crime number 36/4666/20.

Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264425)
Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264425)

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

It comes as the school starts site developments which are expected to continue until August.

The work will be in two phases. A staff member said the vandalism has "come at the wrong time" after development started last week.

Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264427)
Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264427)
Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264429)
Police are appealing for information after Swaffham Junior CE Academy was vandalised. Pictures: Norfolk Police (27264429)

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