MORE than £150 of damage has been caused to a window at the Dudley Hill RLFC clubhouse following a break-in.

The window to the bar lounge was forced off its hinges sometime between 8.30pm last night when training had finished, and this morning.

Andy Harland, past secretary of the club said it was disappointing.

"We were broken into around three years ago through the same window but they didn't damage it last time.

"But because they had got in we screwed it shut. The damage has been caused because they forced it out.

"Whoever has got in has taken the till and a bottle of Jack Daniels from the optics.

"They may have taken more but we are not sure yet.

"There was no money in the till but they have broken the drawer and the whole thing was found at the far side of the field.

"It is disappointing when this sort of thing happens but you have to carry on."

Mr Harland said the police had been and carried out forensics and were making inquiries.

Club volunteer Jenni Styles has started a fundraising page to try and raise £2,000 towards a window shutter and security system.

She said: "We are a volunteer run club with no funding therefore rely heavily on sponsorship and fundraising. "We have many children that play rugby at our club and thoroughly enjoy it. They are learning a good sport as Well as being part of a good team/club.

"We all work really hard to give the kids a good friendly and safe environment.

"Unfortunately today the club was broken into causing quite a bit of damage to the window and bar. The till was ripped out and damaged but luckily no money in it.

"We really need to have a shutter put on the window as this is the second time this has happened now and a security system if possible.

"We would hate the kids to see the damage and be put off. Any donation would be very much appreciated by all the members and children of the club."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to reports of a burglary at an address on Lower Lane Bradford at 2.35pm on Friday, January 12. 

"Enquiries into the incident remain on going and any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13180019237."

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