Break-ins force Tunbridge Wells Nursery to close

Two break-ins in less than a year have forced Bunny Lane Nurseries in Tunbridge Wells to close.

Owner Philip Oostenrbrink said the thieves have left him no plants and no opportunity to buy stock.

The first raid last year saw stock worth £10,000 taken.

Plants worth £1,000 were taken in the second incident at the end of April.

The large volume of stock taken last summer would have required a lorry, according to Oostenrbink.

He added:  "It was my dream to move from the Netherlands to England and start a nursery here, but with these horrible people just taking whatever they can find, it has been made impossible."

A police statement said the plants and shrubs had disappeared some time between Friday and Monday (23-26).

It added: "Anyone who witnessed the removal of plants or who has been offered them for sale is asked to contact 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1659 of 26/04."


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