Market Rasen

Missing school bus found burnt out in field

A Lincolnshire primary school’s mini bus stolen was reported stolen last night before it was later found burnt out in a field.

Tealby School in Market Rasen posted on Twitter saying their minibus was stolen from the school drive during the evening of Tuesday, October 30 and are urging people to contact police.

The school posted an updated on Wednesday morning saying the bus has been found burnt out in a field and they said: “We are extremely angry that our children have had this happen to them. Thanks you for all the shares.”

A minibus allegedly stolen from a primary school in Lincolnshire was found burnt out in a field. Photo; Tealby School

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “A white Ford Transit minibus with school livery on side was parked and secure at the school and was stolen around the time of reporting (11.14pm on October 30).”

“It was reported at 8.01am on October 31 that the school bus was found on Redbourne Road, Waddingham burnt out. No arrests as yet.”

Christa Haslam from Tealby School told Lincolnshire Reporter: “Last night our minibus was taken from the school drive. The police were informed.

“This morning a dog walker phoned the school and informed us that it had been burnt out and left in a field.

“Obviously the whole school community is very shocked and upset by the theft of the vehicle. The children are very upset, as it is going to have an impact on the whole school.

“We use the minibus for a variety of activities including; getting to PE lessons, Forest School and School trips.

“The school PTFA have raised the funds for the minibus and therefore the children feel ownership of it and feel like they have personally had something taken from them. They are very sad to be missing out on exciting learning experiences.”

Anyone with information should contact police quoting incident number 445 of October 30 or incident 68 of October 31.