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Thieves stole equipment worth £25,000 from Odiham fire station
THIEVES broke into a Hampshire fire station and stole £25,000 worth of life-saving equipment.
The break-in took place at Odiham fire station, in Western Lane, on the night of Friday, September 20.
They stole equipment including cutting machinery, used to free people from damaged cars, and a thermal imaging camera, used to locate people in fires.
The fire station had to close while the equipment was replaced.
Jerry Leonard, Group Manager at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This equipment is incredibly important for us to respond and we cannot do our job without it which puts lives at risk.”
He said the service quickly replaced the equipment so that the retained crews at the fire station could respond to emergency calls.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Joanna Rae at Yateley police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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