Burglary at sports club near Harrogate - items worth thousands stolen

Police are urging sports clubs in rural areas to review their site security, after a burglary near Harrogate.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 10:31 am

Between 2pm on December 15 and 2pm on December 16, a container was broken into at Sicklinghall Cricket Club and valuable machinery stolen from within.

The equipment, for cutting cricket fields, was worth thousands of pounds. Police are investigating, and are appealing for any information about the burglary.

Officers are also advising sports clubs, particularly those in rural areas, to check their security and ensure all valuable items are kept locked and secure, or ideally stored off-site.

Police are urging sports clubs in rural areas to review their site security, after a burglary near Harrogate.

If any clubs would like a visit from North Yorkshire Police's Rural Taskforce for crime prevention advice and property marking, contact the force via the 101 non-emergency number.

If you can provide any information about the Sicklinghall burglary, or have local CCTV, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference NYP-16122019-0309, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.