Break-ins at 36 beach huts

Sussex Police are appealing for information after more than thirty beach huts were broken into in Hove.

Thieves vandalise 36 beach huts in one night

Damaged beach huts in Hove
More than thirty beach huts were damaged in Hove Credit: Sussex Police

Vandals have broken into thirty-six beach huts along the Kings Road Arches in Hove, Sussex.

Sussex Police officers on patrol found the damaged buildings at around 4.30am on the morning of 25 March 2013.

The authorities are trying to get in touch with all the owners whose properties have been vandalised. Detectives want to know if anything has been stolen. PCSO Marc Granger issued an appeal for information:

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area between 1am and 1.30am and may have seen two boys shoulder charging the beach hut doors. We are particularly keen to hear from a cyclist with a dog in tow who is seen on CCTV to momentarily disturb one of the suspects.

"We will be continuing with local enquires and the viewing of CCTV from the area. Officers will be actively patrolling the area over the coming nights to prevent any further criminal damage to the huts.

"Several locks belonging to some of the huts were found scattered on the Pitch and Putt green - again we would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone throwing the broken locks onto the green.

"Anyone with information can telephone 101 quoting serial 0065 of 25/3. Alternatively witnesses can get in touch anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."