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28th March 1986


MUMS and toddlers attending Gainsborough’s Ropery Road Playgroup were left close to tears this week by heartless raiders who ransacked their premises for the third time since Christmas.

Burglars smashed their way into the building on North Warren Road on Tuesday night through a window and among the items they stole were various donated raffle prizes ready for a grand draw on Wednesday afternoon in aid of the self-financing group’s funds.

“When we all got here and saw what had happened we all just felt like crying. I just cannot understand why anyone would want to break in and do this to a place that is for children,” she told The News. “It is heartbreaking.”