Somerset football club has cash and TVs stolen in burglary

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 December 2017

Burnham United's clubhouse, which was renovated last year, has been burgaled.

Burnham United's clubhouse, which was renovated last year, has been burgaled.

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Cash and televisions were stolen after a Somerset football club was ransacked by burglars yesterday (Tuesday).

Burnham United AFC suffered ‘significant damage’ and a ‘kick in the teeth’ after being broken into in the early hours yesterday.

A club statement announced the burglary, which is being investigated by police, ‘with a great deal of sadness’.

A spokesman for the Seasiders said: “The culprits caused significant damage to the shutter on the back door to get into the club, where they stole a Philips 54in TV, a Sharp 56in TV, smashed both the jukebox and fruit machine – taking money from inside – and emptied the float from the till as well as the penny jar.

“It is gutting anyone could do this to the club and it’s a kick in the teeth to all the volunteers who give up their time to run it.”

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “A dog walker reported the changing room doors at the football club in Cassis Close were wide open at about 8am yesterday.

“Shutters from the windows also appeared to have been damaged. The incident is being treated as a burglary, cash and property was taken from the building.

“Police enquiries are continuing into the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting the reference 5217288797.”

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