Thieves break into Northamptonshire cricket club after removing gate from hinges

Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into a Northamptonshire cricket club and stole a number of items.

Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 3:49 pm
Witnesses should contact police on 101.

Grendon and Prims’ Easton Way home was targeted overnight, with police called to the scene at 8.20am today (Wednesday).

The offenders gained entry by removing a gate from its hinges, before stealing a generator, strimmer, tools and fuel.

Second XI captain Matt Virgin says the theft has left the club without power.

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He said: “I’ve got mixed emotions about the incident, I’m both angry and upset.

“The generator is a big thing for the club to lose, especially at this time of year, as it’s left us without power.

“I just don’t get why someone would do this and what they’d get out of it.

“Grendon is such a nice village and you wouldn’t expect this, in fact it’s the last place you’d expect it.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.