Somerset football club suffers second burglary in five weeks

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:47 29 January 2018

Burnham United had its clubhouse renovated in 2016.

Burnham United had its clubhouse renovated in 2016.

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A Somerset football club has been burgled for the second time in five weeks.

Burnham United AFC had their clubhouse, in Cassis Close, broken into yesterday (Sunday) morning with thieves stealing cash from a fruit machine, which was only replaced in the past 10 days due to a previous break-in.

The Seasiders had their premises ransacked on December 19 after money and televisions were stolen.

MORE: Burnham United has cash and TVs stolen in burglary.

A spokesman for the club said: “The thieves once again damaged the shutter, smashed through the door window and destroyed the fruit machine.

“This whole incident is made even more gut wrenching as the club have been taking many steps to improve the security of the premises, which raises the suspicion that it’s someone who uses the club regularly that has done this, which is even more awful to comprehend.

“Whilst they took far less than last time it is once again heartbreaking that people can do this.”

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