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Repeated break-ins at Ipswich town ground- thieves steal TVs and hold a cheesecake fight

Portman Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A gang of thieves broke into Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground and staged a cheesecake fight, before returning days later to steal televisions.

Police said the incidents took place overnight on Saturday October 7 and in the early hours of Wednesday October 11.

At least four intruders accessed the club's hospitality boxes and gorged themselves on food and wine. They then moved to the kitchen where they ransacked fridges and hurled frozen cheesecakes at each other.

Three days later the same group struck again, this time escaping with expensive plasma TVs.

It is believed the suspects might have had knowledge of the ground's layout and knew how to avoid most CCTV cameras, but were still captured on some security footage. No arrests have been made.

We can confirm there have been two incidents over the last week of intrusion at the stadium. The police are aware and are investigating. We have increased our security as a matter of course.

– Ipswich Town spokesman

Luke Woolfenden: New Ipswich Town deal for defender

Luke Woolfenden impressed for Ipswich against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup earlier this season. Credit: PA

Young Ipswich Town defender Luke Woolfenden has agreed a new contract at Portman Road.

The 18-year-old signed his first professional deal in the summer, but now penned fresh terms to keep him at his hometown club until 2019.

Woolfenden has featured in the Carabao Cup for Town this season, and has regularly been named on the bench for Championship games.

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