Tobacco stolen in Suffolk Hollesley Bay prison break-in

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Image caption The tobacco was due to be sold to prisoners

Tobacco worth an estimated £3,000 was stolen during a break-in at a prison.

Police said 300 packets, due to be sold to inmates, were taken in a raid on the main store room at Hollesley Bay Open Prison near Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The theft, revealed by the Ipswich Star newspaper, happened between 16 and 17 June.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said no arrests had yet been made in the category D prison burglary and officers were investigating.

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