St Thomas’ Church and Colnbrook primary school hit by burglars in same night

From the Slough Express:

Burglars raided both St Thomas’ Church and Colnbrook C of E primary school on Thursday night.

St. Thomas' Parish Church, Vicarage Way

St. Thomas’ Parish Church, Vicarage Way

Staff arrived at Colnbrook Church of England Primary School in High Street, Colnbrook on Friday morning at 7am to discover burglars had broken in overnight.

The raiders had got in through a window and smashed an internal door causing a mess throughout the main building.
Some classes went ahead. But some school staff were asked to stay out of the main school building, so that police forensics experts could search for clues.

It all meant disappointment for pupils on the last day of term, as the final assembly had to be cancelled along with a presentation of prizes to winners of a competition run by local amateur theatre group CAST (Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre).

The prizes were due to be presented to winners of the competition to design the front and back of the programme for this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

On the same night St Thomas Church in nearby Vicarage Way was also broken into. Churchwarden Brian Linton said the burglars got into the vestry and took a small amount of money.

But they also took a computer which Mr Linton’s late wife Margaret had donated to the church. She was treasurer of the church and fought a brave battle against cancer.

Mr Linton said:

They left the vestry in a terrible mess but they also cut themselves and left some blood behind. So hopefully that will help the police catch them.

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