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Meopham Vineyard broken into as thieves steal quadbike and damage tractor

A vineyard was broken into and damaged in a late night robbery.

Power tools, a quadbike, generators and other items were taken from Meopham Valley, in Wrotham Road, Meopham.

Police are investigating after Meopham Valley Vineyard was broken into earlier this month
Police are investigating after Meopham Valley Vineyard was broken into earlier this month

Owner Ben Bassi is now appealing to anyone with information after "significant damage" was done to their tractor, rendering it useless.

In a statement he said: "It is with great disappointment that we write about a break in and theft that occurred at Meopham Valley Vineyard, on Friday, March 13, between 9pm and midnight.

"The individuals stole a number of items with significant value, which are paramount for the daily running of the Vineyard, including power tools, batteries, diesel drums, petrol strimmers, generators, spare batteries, a quad bike and a trailer.

"They also caused significant damage to our tractor, which has been rendered useless. Police forensics have been conducted and will hopefully provide the identification of the individuals involved.

"This is a local family business and we work hard to keep it running, needless to say the aftermath of this incident has been emotional and traumatic to say the least.

"We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and a thank you to all who have offered their sympathy and support.

"We would like to appeal to anybody who witnessed anything around the time of the incident or has been approached by somebody trying to sell any of the items listed.

"We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and a thank you to all who have offered their sympathy and support.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them either on Facebook, by emailing info@meophams.co.uk or calling 07900664116.

Police spokesman Jo Pattison said: "Kent Police received a report of a break-in at a business in Wrotham Road, Meopham where several items including a quad bike and some tools were reported stolen.

"Inquiries have been made and currently no suspects have been identified.

A number of items were stolen and a tractor damaged in following the break-in
A number of items were stolen and a tractor damaged in following the break-in

"Should new information come to light officers will deal with it appropriately."

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