York City targeted by vandals who drive over the club’s training pitches

9 Oct 2019 @ 10.51 am
| Crime, News

Thieves and vandals targeted York City FC over the last few days.

They have caused ‘significant damage’ both to facilities at the club’s Bootham Crescent home ground, and its training pitches.

The details were revealed on the club website on Wednesday morning.

Bootham Crescent was broken into overnight on Monday (7 October). The medical room and kit room were targeted resulting in theft and damage.

Harming the club

The club’s training ground was also broken into, between Saturday, 5 October and Tuesday, 8 October. Vehicles were driven over the training pitches, resulting in damage to the playing surface.

A City spokesman said:

  • It is very disappointing that individuals act in this way, trying to harm the club, rather than act in a positive way matching the on-field success.

    Both the police and the Football Club are appealing for anyone with any information regarding these break ins to come forward.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said that damage was caused to the kit and medical rooms during the Bootham Crescent break-in. It is not known at this time what has been stolen.

He said: “This incident has caused significant damage to the club’s facilities. Forensic enquiries have been conducted, and the investigation is ongoing.

“If you have any information about who is responsible, do the right thing and contact the police.”

Call 101 to report any information, quoting the reference 12190186176.