Break-in prompts security increase

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Arbroath FC are tightening security around Gayfield after thieves broke into the ground last week taking a number of items.

The break-in ocurred some time during Thursday night and the culprits forced their way past the perimeter fence.

Once inside the ground, they then entered into a temporary building from where they stole items which included a number of two way radios, a small amount of cash and a TV.

On discovering the break-in, club chairman John Christison reported the matter to Police Scotland and officers later attended the scene and commenced enquiries.

And Mr Christison spoke of the inconvenience such a theft has caused the Gayfield club.

He told the Herald: “I am annoyed and saddened that someone has broken into Gayfield, stolen club property and caused us significant inconvenience.

“The radios that were stolen were used by the club stewards on match days to assist them in ensuring the safety of all spectators, players and officials.

“The club takes ground safety very seriously and these radios will most certainly have to be replaced.

“I would ask anyone who has any knowledge of this break–in or who may know anything about the stolen property to contact the police immediately.”

Mr Christison added that in the wake of this incident, security measures at the club will be increased in order to prevent any reccurrence and more property being stolen and damage caused.

Police Scotland Tayside Division confirmed they were investigating the thefts and also appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

Anyone who can help police with their enquiries should contact them on 101 or speak to any officer.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.