Grass cutter stolen in latest raid at Brighouse Town football club

Brighouse Town's ground at St Giles Road, Brighouse
Brighouse Town's ground at St Giles Road, Brighouse

Thieves have sturck again at a football stadium in Brighouse for the third time and six weeks.

Officials from Brighouse Town have said thieves have broken into a container and stolen the grass cutter which is used to maintain the pitches at the ground on St Giles Road.

The incident follows another break in at the clubhouse where it was vandalised and items were stolen.

Speaking after the clubhouse raid, the club’s vice chairman and general manager, Darren Laycock discovered the break-in on Sunday morning when he entered the ground to open up for the Brighouse Town Ladies junior section for pre-season training.

“The vandalistic thieves had smashed their way in through the front door and then raided the fridge and the back of the bar of spirits, wine and prosecco,” Darren said.

“Then, they have taken a portable television and, as things became heavier and more cumbersome, have dropped that and bottles and cans as they made their escape towards the quarry end of the ground and towards the upper part of Crow Nest golf Course.

“We have informed the police we feel it is teenage schoolchildren who are forever climbing the fence and getting in to our ground that houses three pitches, the clubhouse and dressing rooms, causing damage, which is costing us serious money and halting the progress we want to be making on and off the pitch.

“The police have taken finger prints and we have taken advice and received prices on a total security system for the stadium.

“Again it’s more cost which we have to work flat out to pull in as a volunteer committee.”