Minibus Update

Two of our minibuses were stolen over Easter.

School appeals for public support after fifth minibus stolen in eight months

A Worcestershire school for reengaging disaffected young people with education is appealing for public support to find two stolen minibuses, the latest in a spate of thefts following the loss of three other vehicles last year.

The Continu Plus Academy, which uses the minibuses to transport children safely to and from their homes and for a range of educational visits, issued CCTV images of the stolen buses, taken from its premises on 12 April.

Three minibuses were previously stolen from the school in August 2016, a crime that remains unsolved. The latest thefts come despite the addition of a range of security measures including the installation of an electric  gate, parking bollards and fitting anti theft tracking devices.

The Continu Plus Academy Headteacher Sara Devo said: “The theft of these two minibuses is hugely distressing for our pupils, parents and staff, especially as it means we have now had five vehicles taken from us in the past eight months.

Our minibuses are so important to the educational opportunities we can provide to our children, many of whom have had difficulties in engaging with mainstream schooling in the past, allowing us to safely and reliably take them to and from their homes, and on a range of educational visits, including to sporting activities, theatre performances and museums.

We have taken this recent incident very personally, and we appeal to anyone for help in finding our buses and the criminals who have inflicted significant harm on our community.

West Mercia Police report

Kidderminster Shuttle press release

Express and Star press release

Lunchtime news report. 

BBC News report

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