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There's been severe damage caused to a jewellery shop in the centre of Milton Keynes after burglars managed to break in earlier this morning (November 21).
It happened at around 3:40 at the Fraser Hart store in Silbury Arcade.
The robbers started a fire outside the shop and even padlocked a chain across the road to make it more difficult for police to chase them.
It meant that the roads around the nearby Centre:MK shopping centre had to be shut for much of the morning but they've now reopened.
“It is fortunate that nobody was hurt during this incident. This was a deliberate and well-planned robbery which would have meant the offenders would have been in the area beforehand as part of their preparations.
The road is now open; however restricted access to some parts of the shopping centre will remain in place until we have completed our investigation work.
We would urge anyone working or living in CMK who saw anyone acting suspiciously near Silbury Arcade earlier this week or in the early hours of this morning to contact us as a matter of urgency on 101.”
The Anglia region has been hit by strong winds and blustery wintry showers as a brief Arctic blast affects the UK.
Winds gusted to 56 mph at 10am on Saturday at Weybourne in Norfolk.
A dusting of wet snow was reported at Hitchin in Hertfordshire along with 4 mm of rain.
A tree was blown down at Roxton in Bedfordshire close to the A1 Black Cat roundabout.
Steve Ramsay stopped to clear debris with the help of another passer-by and they placed a high-vis jacket on the stump to warn other road users.
In Norfolk, the A1076 Gayton Road in King's Lynn is closed both ways due to fallen tree between Winston Churchill Drive East and Winston Churchill Drive West.
The road is closed after the tree came down just after 10am on Saturday near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region at 9am on Saturday 21 November 2015
- 54 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 48 mph at Marham, Norfolk
- 44 mph at Bedford
- 36 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
- 32 mph at Shoeburyness, Essex
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