Police called to break-in at community football club

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at Steyning Town Community Football Club.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 10:41 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:54 am

A spokesman for Sussex police confirmed the club was broken into at some point overnight on March 14 or early in the morning on March 15.

Chairman of Steyning Town Community Football Club Richard Woodbridge said the club house was damaged and food and drink was stolen.

“The service hatch to the kitchen was broken” he said.

“They then smashed all the plates and generally made a total mess of the kitchen and the surrounding areas.

“This is a community club and I feel sorry for the people who have been put out by these actions.

“Those responsible should be embarrassed. I feel sorry for them that they feel they have to do something like this.”
Mr Woodbridge said the club is thinking of increasing the number of CCTV cameras to prevent future incidents.

“We have internal and external cameras but we may need to increase this.

“We won’t let this break-in affect us as a club.

“We have a strong community backing and so many people enjoy coming here.”

Police confirmed the report of the break-in.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police received a report of a break-in at Steyning football club overnight on March 14 into March 15.

“The wood panelled door was damaged and food and drink was stolen.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police on [email protected] quoting serial 714 of 15/3.”

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