Chatteris Town left reeling after thieves take 18 footballs worth £600 from changing rooms

Chatteris Town suffered a break-in. Picture:Barry Giddings

Chatteris Town suffered a break-in. Picture:Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

A batch of valuable footballs worth hundreds of pounds have been stolen from Chatteris Town’s changing rooms.

In total, 18 balls were taken with an estimated value of £600 - 10 match balls which cost £30-£50 each and eight warm up footballs worth £10-15 each.

The club has issued a warning that anyone trespassing at the ground will be prosecuted.

Chairman Julian Young, posting on Facebook, said: “It seems more likely that some youths have managed to break into our changing rooms. The damage is we have lost 18 match and warm up footballs.

“One of the ball bags has been found empty in the surrounding trees..

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“Ten of these were match balls at £30-50 to replace the others are mixed ones which would cost £10-15 to replace. That’s around £550-600 we have lost.

“I warn the youth of Chatteris many of these balls are very distinctive. They can not be brought from any sports shop or sports equipment supplier. No one other than a member of the club would have possession of them.

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“If seen we will want them back and may even involve the police.”

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