Burglars steal items from Wellingborough youth club

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

A charity worker has spoken of his shock after a youth club in Wellingborough was broken into.

Service Six Resource Centre in Brooke Close was burgled at 12.15am on Sunday, August 23, with a television and an Xbox games console among the items stolen.

Youth and anti-social behavior prevention manager Lee Clark says it is imperative that children visiting the centre feel safe.

He said: “We work with kids from a wide variety of backgrounds and we’re all devastated by what’s happened.

“This is like a second home to many children and most live in the area so we all need to pull together to make sure they feel safe.

“It almost feels like our house has been burgled, we feel quite betrayed and let down.”

The centre is looking into improving security measures and has started fundraising to replace the stolen items.

Mr Clark added: “The kids have all been out trying to raise money which has been really touching to see.

“We don’t want to have to lock and bolt items down but we might have to unless steps are taken to prevent this happening again.

“We’ve had to make some changes to our schedules with this incident but we’ll make the best out of a bad situation and come out of this fighting.”

Police are appealing for witnessesor anyone with any information about this incident to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To make a donation to the centre’s cause, call 01933 226602.