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Thousands of pounds raised for Driffield Northfield Infant School

An online funding page to support Driffield Northfield Infant School has exceeded its £2,000 target in less than 24 hours

The fund was creating after the school suffered extensive damage during a break-in over the weekend. Four boys, aged 13 and under, were detained at the scene.

The school has had to remain closed to all pupils this week, while a clean-up operation gets the classrooms back into use for after the Easter holidays

Jodie Jobling, who started the Go Fund Me page, posted: “Anyone in our community will have seen the devastating news that Northfield Infant school has been broken into and vandalised, causing a huge damage and disruption to a school so close to our community.

“Not only have they damaged property and equipment but also children’s work and teachers much loved classrooms.

“Parents, teachers, children and all staff are devastated by the damage and distress this has caused.

“We would love to raise much needed funds to go towards repairing damage and the losses of so much educational equipment and as a show of solidarity and thanks to the amazing school community and staff.”

You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/northfield-infant-school

Police have started an investigation following reports of criminal damage at Northfield Infant School on Southfield Close on Sunday evening.

A spokesperson said: “We were called shortly after 6pm to reports of the alarm sounding and a break in at the premises.

Northfield School Break-in

“Officers quickly attended and four boys, all aged 13 or under, were detained at the scene.

“The investigation into the extensive damage caused is continuing and we will be questioning those responsible with their parents or guardians in connection with the incident.

“Criminal damage and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities, and the local neighbourhood team will be working to reassure the residents of Driffield that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible.

“If anyone has any information about this incident, that has not already spoken to us, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting log 411 of 26th March.”

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