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Woolsthorpe Manor forced to close for day after burglary

Police are appealing for information after a reported burglary at Woolsthorpe Manor.

Officers were called to the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton on Water Lane, Woolsthorpe, at 5am this morning after receiving reports of a break in overnight.

Claire Gallon, from Marketing and Communications at Woolsthorpe Manor, said: "It is the site and not the actual manor that has been broken into, including our science centre and ticket office. A few small items were taken from the shop including biscuits and sweets but it's mainly damage to doors, tills and wiring that we are trying to sort out which has meant we have had to shut for today.

"It is very disappointing but thankfully nothing of any particular value has been taken so it is more of an inconvenience. However we have had great support from the local police and the community who understand.

"We are now pulling together to make sure that we can open again as normal tomorrow."

A spokesperson from Lincolnshire Police said: "We were called at 5am this morning to a property on Water Lane, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, following a report of a burglary. At this stage it is unclear what has been taken. If anyone has any information, please contact us on 101 quoting incident 29 of 09/04.”

No arrests have been made.

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