Vandalism during break-in at town’s football club

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The chairman of a football club has spoken of his disappointment after the third break-in at the club in as many weeks.

Mick Whittemore said the break-in at Rothwell Corinthians FC was discovered at lunchtime today (Sunday).

He added: “They have absolutely trashed the place. We have put lots of work into it, then you get scum like this lot come in.

“It’s so disappointing after everyone put their heart and soul into it.”

He said the club had installed electric fence at the weekend to try and deter people from breaking in, but he feared it might have antagonised the situation.

Mr Whittemore added: “They had been going in and having drinks, but this time they have really made hay.”

In a statement, the club confirmed damage was caused but nothing of value had been stolen.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police added: “The incident happened between 6.15pm on Saturday, October 12 and 2.15pm on Sunday, October 13.

“The offender or offenders broke into the clubhouse through the roof after removing and breaking a number of roof tiles.

“They caused considerable damage to windows and furniture in the lounge area, including the trophy cabinet. They also caused damage in the changing rooms and stole a quantity of alcohol.”