Cambs entertainments company says latest robbery - their 27th- has “started to take away our livelihood”

Montage of some of the items stolen from Mepal

Montage of some of the items stolen from Mepal - Credit: Archant

An East Cambs entertainments company that hires out bouncy castles, bungee jumps, tents and supports numerous charities is suffering from its 27th robbery.

Rhys Tomlin, whose mother runs Discover Your Mojo near Mepal, said: “This has started to take away our livelihood.”

The latest robbery happened at the weekend when the family discovered seven bouncy castles were among the items stolen.

“Not only is it our family livelihood at stake but all those team members that we employ,” said Rhys.

“My father is disabled after being hit by a car six years ago and my mother runs this business and looks after my father plus our house. “We need help from the local area to make people aware as we provide bouncy castles for events such as Chatteris festival, Doddington carnival and a variety of schools.”

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The family firm says among the items stolen was a cowboy run “the only one in the UK. It has not steps as we were doing work on these the night it was taken ready for hire last Saturday”.

They add that “the pirate on our pirate obstacle course is not there on our unit as he was torn off and has a stitch from being repaired;

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“An ice age slide, again the only one like it, was taken and the dolphins on the top of the castle make it very easy to spot the marquee again.”

Various other items include an orange ‘spider’ tent, a three lane bungee, and many other pieces of kit.

“Please keep an eye out on hire sites, for sale sites, if you are approached to buy some on the cheap and they are any of these please let us know,” they said.

“The main people affected are our customers, these thieves have ruined weddings, birthdays, fun days and there is no rhyme or reason for it.”

The thefts took place between Friday night and Saturday morning when staff arrived to the A142 premises to find an open gate and chains that had been melted through.

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