Break-in at football club in Rothwell causes significant damage

Rothwell Corinthians have appealed for anyone with information about the break-in to contact Northamptonshire Police
Rothwell Corinthians have appealed for anyone with information about the break-in to contact Northamptonshire Police

A football club has appealed for information following another break-in at its clubhouse.

A statement published on Rothwell Corinthians’ website today (Wednesday, April 23) said club officials had discovered the damage on Monday.

It is the latest break-in suffered by the Desborough Road club. Last autumn, three break-ins took place in as many weeks.

On this occasion, the clubhouse is said to have been stripped of copper pipework, causing thousands of pounds’ worth of damage.

The statement added: “The damage has been worsened by water pouring into the changing rooms and club.

“As a club run by volunteers for local players, this has hit us hard but the response from players and friends of the club has been most encouraging and we will all be doing as much as we can to get the club up and running as soon as possible.

“It goes without saying that if anyone has any information about the theft we would like to be told so that we can help the police with their enquiries.”

The club says tomorrow’s reserve team fixture will take place in Market Harborough, although it hopes the fixture on Saturday against Long Buckby Reserves will take place in Rothwell, using portable facilities.