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Hertfordshire police launch appeal for witnesses after cricket club break-in

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Hertfordshire Constabulary have launched an appeal for witnesses after Hitchin Cricket Club was broken into, vandalised and had its property stolen in the first week of May.

In a press release, Hertfordshire Constabulary asked members of the public with any information on the crime to come forward to assist their investigation into the incident at Hitchin.

According to the statement, the offenders broke into the club’s field between May 1 and May 4, broke the padlock of two of their storage containers, removed two sprinklers and a hosepipe and vandalised both containers.

“The cricket club is an important asset to the community and prior to lockdown was used extensively,” said local neighbourhood officer, Courtney Ferguson. “This kind of action will have a detrimental impact on the club and I want to trace those responsible as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact Ferguson via email or anonymously contact Crimestoppers.

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