£1,000 damage in attempted burglary at Albrighton disability charity

By Dayna Farrington | Shifnal | Crime | Published:

A woodwork workshop run by a disability charity in Albrighton has been vandalised by burglars, causing around £1,000 damage.

Pictures from Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens

Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens' workshop was broken into at around 11.30pm on Monday.

The vandals broke through the wall of the workshop, causing at least £1,000 damage, which activated the security alarm. Nothing was stolen from inside.

It is the second time in two years that the woodwork studio has been broken into at the charity's premises in Blue House Lane.

Administrator Stephen Jimson said: "My heart breaks for the Moat's disabled woodcrafters who have worked so hard to raise the money to build their workshop.

Pictures from Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens

"This is the second time in less than two years they have suffered because of a break-in - last time valuable power tools were stolen.

"Why target a charity? Our woodcrafters are going to have to make an awful lot more reindeers and snowmen to pay for the repairs to their workshop.

"It is going to be a while before the workshop can be used again."


The Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens - which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year - offers educational and recreational activities for people disadvantaged by disability, special needs or illness.

Kieren Bodill, of West Mercia Police, said: "On Monday night, we received a report of an attempted burglary at a premises on Blue House Lane, Albrighton.

"The offenders have then taken some of the insulation out of the wall. No access was gained. The alarm was activated.

"Enquiries are on-going."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 0801S of January 29. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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