Thieves steal tent from school grounds in Sheffield

A tent has been stolen from the grounds of a school in Sheffield
A tent has been stolen from the grounds of a school in Sheffield

Thieves have stolen a tent from the grounds of a school in Sheffield.

The white tent was erected in the grounds of Hinde House School, Shiregreen, and had been used by pupils during the recent spell of hot weather over recent weeks.

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Unless the tent is found and returned, a overnight camp the school had planned for children in September is to be cancelled.

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A police investigation into the theft on Monday night is under way.

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A statement issued by the school on Facebook reads: "The children have loved using the tent over the last few weeks and we had great plans for it.

"In September there was to be an overnight camp. This can no longer go ahead.

"The police have been informed and will be looking at our CCTV images.

"As you can imagine the tent was not cheap, a lot of fundraising money has gone to waste.

"If you hear anything about the tent or see it dumped anywhere please get in touch."

Deputy head teacher Debbie Maclean said staff, parents and staff were upset and disappointed at the theft.

A man and woman were captured on CCTV stealing the tent.

"The tent is one of two large ones we used for lessons outside and to play games in during the warm weather," she said.

"It was used every day by children from our nursery right up to year six and in September we have an overnight camp planned."

She added: "This happened in broad daylight and it would have taken some time to dismantle and remove the tent.

"Everyone is really disappointed, a lot of fundraising was done to pay for the tents. We hope we get it back."

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.