Thieves add to fire woes
A WOMAN whose house burned down on Christmas Day says she is appalled by thieves who rifled through her burned belongings this week.
Police were called in to investigate the unlawful entry of Karen Mayall's rented home on Hunter Street, Brassall, which occurred after her family had already been devastated by a fire early Christmas morning.
Ms Mayall said it appeared the thieves entered through a broken kitchen window, searching the bedrooms of her daughter and son and taking clothes and electrical goods which may have been salvageable.
“It's really disgusting,” she said.
“Someone loses their house and these people feel the need to go through your personal possessions – it's just low.
“It makes me sick to my guts.”
The low-set timber home was badly damaged inside and parts of the floor are unstable.
Whoever entered risked being injured if the floor caved in and also could have cut themselves on broken glass.
Generous Ipswich residents have continued to offer essential items to Ms Mayall and her family.