issue appeal after Burnham United Football Club burglary
have issued an appeal for information after thousands of pounds
worth of valuables were stolen in a break-in at Burnham-On-Sea's
football club, Burnham United AFC, this week.
broke into the club's building in Cassis Close, stealing valuable
items and cash - and leaving a trail of damage.
raid took place at around 5.30am on Tuesday morning (December 19th)
when the intruders gained access through the rear of the building.
spokesman said: "The culprits caused significant damage to
the shutter on the back door to get into the club."
stole a Philips 54-inch TV, a Sharp 56-inch TV, smashed both the
jukebox and fruit machine, taking money from inside, emptied the
float from the till as well as the penny jar."
is gutting that anyone could do this to the club and it is a kick
in the teeth to all the volunteers who give up their time to run
Counsell, Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are completely
gutted that this has happened."
support we've received locally and from right across the south west
has just been amazing since the break-in, with messages from as
far afield as Newquay and Lyme Regis. We will get everything sorted
and will come back stronger than ever."
Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm really
saddened and shocked to hear this news, especially at a time of
the year that should be the season of goodwill. I hope the culprits
are quickly found."
Taylor, who is a member of the club, added on social media: "Nothing
can break the spirit and commitment of the people at BUFC. What
doesnt kill us will only make us stronger."
with information regarding the incident should contact Burnham-On-Sea
Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 5217288797.
screen television attached to the wall of the clubhouse was among
the items stolen - with only the bracket remaining