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Stolen truck torched after attempt to ram gate at Bramshaw Golf Club



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A TRUCK stolen from a sawmill and then set alight may have been used to ram a gate in a failed bid to drive onto a New Forest golf course.

The alarm was raised just before 3am last Tuesday, with reports the overturned vehicle was in flames on a small triangle of land near the junction of Furzley Lane and the B3079 at Bramshaw.

Firefighters from Lyndhurst contained the emergency within half an hour and alerted police.

Stolen van torched. Furzley Lane, Bramshaw. Bramshaw Golf Club course. (Photo: Gail Webb) (53933462)
Stolen van torched. Furzley Lane, Bramshaw. Bramshaw Golf Club course. (Photo: Gail Webb) (53933462)

A gate providing access to the nearby Bramshaw Golf Club had also been damaged, seemingly by a vehicle driven into it.

A club representative told the A&T: “We had no one see what happened that night, so we’re just putting two and two together and speculating.

“But it seems obvious they went for a joyride and crashed into one of our gates.

Stolen van torched. Furzley Lane. Bramshaw Golf Club course. (Photo: Bramshaw Golf Club) (53932211)
Stolen van torched. Furzley Lane. Bramshaw Golf Club course. (Photo: Bramshaw Golf Club) (53932211)

“It’s a good job the gate stood up to it because, with that truck, they could have caused a lot of damage to the golf course.”

It has also been reported the truck was stolen from BSW Timber in Bartley. A Hampshire police spokesperson urged people to come forward with information.

They added: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time and the matter has been filed pending further information becoming available.”

Contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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