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Rural schools must take extra measures to halt summer crime

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Rural schools must take extra measures to halt summer crime

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Monday, 11 July 2022

National

Concern is mounting that rural schools throughout the county could find themselves easy prey for crime attacks after specialist property insurers Ecclesiastical reported a sharp rise in theft, arson and vandalism.

The insurers have reported an uptick in crime over the summer months with schools reporting break-ins, the theft of lead from roofs, stolen laptops as well as vandalism and arson.

They also fear that with the current economic backdrop and the soaring costs of living, the 2022 summer holiday will see a significant spike.

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