Thieves steal equipment worth thousands from Luffenham Heath Golf Club

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Burglars who broke into a Rutland golf club stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment belonging to its members.

The thieves forced their way into the trolley shed at Luffenham Heath Golf Club and took mainly golf clubs.

Police estimate the haul taken from the club near South Luffenham to have been worth more than £10,000.

Tim Stephens, club manager said: “It has been distressing for everyone. We are very upset that so many of our members have been affected. Some have lost more than others and we are working hard to help them and get past this.”

Mr Stephens said: “In the main it was golf clubs that they took. They were really selective about what they wanted.

“We are still going through the process of identifying what was taken.

“It would appear a fair few people have been affected, but to what extent we can’t be sure yet. Some members had individual clubs stolen and others lost a full set.”

Luffenham Heath is an 18-hole golf course near South Luffenham.

A spokesman for Leicestershire and Rutland Police said officers were investigating the burglary that happened between midnight and 6am on Saturday, August 9, when “golfing equipment” was stolen.

“A building was broken into and a number of golf clubs were taken. We are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Stamford Road to contact police,” the spokesman said.

“If anyone has been offered golfing equipment in suspicious circumstances we would advice them to call us.”

Anyone with information about the burglary should call 101 and ask for PCSO 6516 Diane Freeman.