Reward offered for information about Haverhill break in

Bob Spinks in the drum studio ANL-150114-094316001
Bob Spinks in the drum studio ANL-150114-094316001

A reward has been offered to anyone who can offer information following a break in at a drum teacher’s studio.

The break-in occurred in Homefield Road between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, January 11.

About £2,000 worth of music equipment, including a PA system and a CD player, were stolen.

Bob Spinks, bass player of Haverhill group, That Eighties Band, owns the unit that was broken into. His colleague, Tony Mumford uses the unit to deliver drum tuition to young people in Haverhill.

“It’s not a business,” said Mr Spinks. “He just wants to give something back to the town.

“He doesn’t charge a great deal, just enough to cover the up-keep. He does what he can to keep the music going.

“We’re really disappointed.”

Mr Mumford, who also plays in That Eighties Band and is currently recovering from surgery, spoke of his dismay at the break in.

He said: “A lot of kids can’t get tuition in school because of the cut-backs. I’m not trying to make money.

“It’s such a shame that anyone would do this. You trust people and then something like this happens. I feel useless.”

That Eighties Band will be performing a concert in Haverhill Arts Centre on February 14 and have decided to offer free tickets and a meal for two to anyone who can provide information that may lead to arrests or the recovery of the stolen equipment.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Rupert Beynon at Haverhill police on 101, quoting crime reference HH/15/83.