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‘Not cricket’ – police in rural sports clubs security warning

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

‘Not cricket’ – police in rural sports clubs security warning

Between 2pm on Sunday 15 December and 2pm on Monday 16 December 2019, 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.

If any clubs would like a visit from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce for crime prevention advice and property marking, please 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 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Last modified: December 20, 2019