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Appeal launched to find vandals who damaged clubhouse at Burntwood Rugby Club

An appeal has been launched after the clubhouse at Burntwood Rugby Club was vandalised by thieves.

Damage to the clubhouse roof. Pic: Burntwood RUFC

Damage to the clubhouse roof. Pic: Burntwood RUFC

A window was smashed and roofing lead taken, while a pool table and other damage was caused inside the building.

CCTV footage has now been released by the rugby club in a bid to ensure the culprits are caught.

Part of our community ?Let's get them where they belong behind bars????

Posted by Burntwood Rugby Club on Tuesday, 5 June 2018

In a post on social media, the club’s president, Paul Rogers, said the incident was “an insult” to the volunteers who give their time to the running of the club.

A window smashed by vandals. Pic: Burntwood RUFC

A window smashed by vandals. Pic: Burntwood RUFC

“I suppose it comes as no surprise what can happen these days,” he said. “But it’s heartbreaking and sickening that these mindless people don’t give a hoot about anything.

“At the end of the day it’s hard to survive running a club of this size. I am proud that it’s a community club offering services for many local kids, the elderly and everyone else we can help.

“But it is made so much harder for all our staff and volunteers when you have to suffer these sort of insults.

“Don’t worry though, Burntwood Rugby Club will come back stronger.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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  1. medici2471

    6th June, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Yet again community assets trashed by members of that community. Something rotten in the heart of Burntwood.

  2. Steve

    7th June, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Shame we don’t have a police force that will find them.

    There is a huge amount of petty crime going on and the police do not seem interested.

    The crime figures only show a small portion of what is actually going on.

  3. Darryl Godden

    7th June, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Best of luck Burntwood on getting everything back in order.


    The police are spread too thin. There simply isn’t enough officers to prevent and detect crime, it has become a reactionary service.

    2010 – 2016 has seen 19,000 fewer officers.

    Matthew Ellis can buy as many iPads as he wishes and Staffs police have one of the highest percentages of warranted officers on the front line (96%) but if the core number is so low that patrol officers simply don’t have time to “patrol” then this is what happens.

    It’s odd considering the Tory party have historically been the party of law and order, yet this has been entirely on their watch.