Vandals hunted after wrecking spree at Sheffield football club

A police hunt is under way for three vandals who broke into and damaged a football clubhouse.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 19th September 2019, 8:44 am
Updated Thursday, 19th September 2019, 4:27 pm

The culprits, who were captured on CCTV, spent around five hours wrecking facilities at Handsworth FC’s home ground on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Photographs of the damage caused at the clubhouse at Olivers Mount, Handsworth, have been released by the football club and shared on Facebook.

Vandals broke into Handsworth FC's clubhouse

Windows were smashed, doors and kitchen equipment were damaged and food was thrown around the clubhouse.

Cash and stock, including alcohol, were also stolen.

Vandals caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at Handsworth FC's clubhouse

The club said the wrecking spree cost thousands of pounds worth of damage.

In a statement, Handsworth FC said: “Last night (Tuesday) we had a visit from three undesirables down at our Olivers Mount home.

“They caused an unbelievable amount of damage and made off with a few quid, the optics, plenty of stock and damaged the majority of our kitchen equipment.

"They spent five hours defacing the interior of our clubhouse, bar and kitchen.

Windows were smashed at Handsworth FC's clubhouse

“Any information as to their identities will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“It’s too early to estimate the true loss but it is in the thousands in terms of stock and repairing the damage and replacing the equipment.

“Someone must know if their son, family member or friend is involved, or knows of someone selling spirits and chocolate etc.

“Please help us help South Yorkshire Police catch these lowlifes.

Vandals at Handsworth FC were captured on CCTV

“It’s fair to say we are devastated and absolutely shattered by this.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.