The three men were caught by police an hour after breaking into the Chingford school

Two windows were smashed but nothing was stolen during the attempted raid in February

Two windows were smashed but nothing was stolen during the attempted raid in February

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625

Three men convicted of burglary at a secondary school are due to be sentenced.

Tony Weedon, 29, of no fixed address, Joey Wilson, 18, of Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, and Ryan Greenhow, 18, of Langthorne Road, Leytonstone admitted breaking into Rushcroft Foundation School in Chingford on April 10.

The men were arrested on suspicion of burglary an hour after the break-in at the Rushcroft Road school on February 19, in which two windows were smashed but nothing was reported stolen.

Police were called to the school at 2.20am after neighbours reported hearing the alarm.

After viewing CCTV footage, officers then tracked down Weedon, Wilson and Greenhow in nearby Gordon Avenue of Highams Park.

Seperate charges including taking a blue Ford Focus without the owner's consent, and vehicle interference were dropped earlier this month.

Detective Inspector John Randall, from Waltham Forest CID, said:

"Burglary is a Waltham Forest borough priority and I hope this successful outcome highlights the hard work of officers who fight this crime.

"School burglaries have been a particular problem and I hope that this case will deter others from committing similar crimes on the borough."

All three men had been remanded in custody ahead of today's sentencing at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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