Cash and sweets stolen in Lyme Regis Football Club break-in

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LYME Regis Football Club was broken into sometime after 8pm on Friday, July 22 with cash and bar snacks stolen. 

Intruders forced entry to the clubhouse on Charmouth Road via the kitchen serving hatch, and then broke into a locked cupboard where they found a cash box containing £200.

Money from charity boxes on the bar, in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Lyme Regis youth causes, was also taken, as well as chocolate, sweets, crisps and peanuts – but no alcohol.

The break-in comes after a spate of anti-social behaviour at the Davey Fort football ground. The night before the club’s successful Sausage & Cider Festival earlier this month, a gazebo was pulled down and damaged beyond repair.

Outside chairs have also been stolen from the ground and found burnt nearby, smashed glass has been found on pathways and young people have been found skateboarding on the roof.

The incident has been reported to the police and anyone with information should contact them on 101 (no crime incident number has yet been given).

The club is now increasing its security measures and installing CCTV. No cash will be kept on the premises in future.

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