CCTV released in bid to end burglary misery of historic Leeds cricket club

CCTV taken during Christmas Eve burglary
CCTV taken during Christmas Eve burglary
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Police are hoping to end a spate of break-ins at one of Leeds’s oldest cricket clubs after releasing a CCTV image of an intruder.

As reported this month, Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club was facing mounting financial problems following 11 burglaries in a year.

Formed in 1853, the club is 10 years older than Yorkshire County Cricket Club and has more than 200 members, with three senior teams and seven junior teams.

This image was captured by cameras in the clubhouse, in Queenswood Drive, in the latest incident at about 12.50am on Christmas Eve last year.

The burglar forced open a fire door and broke into an unused safe before leaving empty handed.

PC Mark Druce, who is investigating the incident, said: “Although the image shows the man wearing a hat and with his facially partially covered, we are hoping someone may recognise him or have information about who he is.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Druce, of the Headingley, Weetwood and Kirkstall Neighbourhood Policing Team, via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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