'Despicable' thieves target rugby club during match

December 23 2019
'Despicable' thieves target rugby club during match

THIEVES who targeted players' possessions during a Frampton Cotterell rugby match have been condemned as "despicable".

Frampton Cotterell RFC members are searching CCTV footage for clues after the changing rooms were raided while play was underway and spectators were watching on Saturday, December 14, when the clubs 2nd team was playing a league fixture against Old Cryptians II.

Cash was stolen and personal possessions taken, including mobile phones.

Club captain Mike Weaver said: “It makes me both sad and angry that there are people out there who carry out theft, especially to our players and guests from other clubs we host.

"Frampton is a family club and our volunteers provide fun, enjoyment and facilities to juniors (under 6s to under 16s) and seniors.

"This has been a wake-up call and measures are being put in place to prevent a repeat ‘’

Appealing for information via social media afyter the incident, Mike described the incident as embarrassing for the club and said those responsible were "despicable people".

A police officer who plays for the club is understood to have seen people acting suspiciously around the car park and has reported the information.

Anyone with information about the theft should call the police on 101.