Deal Town have been hit by thieves for the third time in recent years.

The Southern Counties East Football League club found the door of their clubhouse wrenched open, with thieves causing chaos inside.

Cash slots were stolen from the pool table, fruit machine and jukebox, whilst the clubhouse safe was forced open, with all of the contents taken.

Kitchen units were taken apart and food left on the floor, leaving the club to comprehend the clear-up that was left.

Speaking to club chairman Robert Marriott said “”Everybody here is a volunteer. We put endless hours in to make the football club what it is to try and put us on a sound ground financially”.

Kent Police spokesman Jon Green appealed for information on the break-in saying “We were called on Thursday morning (24 Nov) about a reported break-in at Deal Town Football Club that occurred at some time between 11pm on Wednesday, November 23 and and 8am on Thursday, November 24.

“Cabinets have reportedly been smashed and a pool table has been damaged and some items have been stolen but the full extent of damage and thefts is not yet known.

“Officers are due to contact the club later to gather further evidence.

I”n the meantime any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting crime reference ZY/42312/16. Alternatively, if you have information but would prefer to remain anonymous please call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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