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Heating oil stolen for third time from rugby club

PUBLISHED: 14:38 06 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:23 06 December 2019

Heating oil has been stolen from Broadland Rugby Club's clubhouse. Picture: James Dudley.

Heating oil has been stolen from Broadland Rugby Club's clubhouse. Picture: James Dudley.

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Members of a rugby club will struggle to keep warm this winter after heating oil was stolen from its clubhouse for the third time in two years.

Heating oil has been stolen from Broadland Rugby Club's clubhouse. Picture: James Dudley.Heating oil has been stolen from Broadland Rugby Club's clubhouse. Picture: James Dudley.

Approximately £2,000 worth of fuel in total has been illegally siphoned from a tank at Broadland Rugby Club, on Mill Road in Great Yarmouth, with the latest theft happening sometime between November 27 and December 3.

James Dudley, club secretary, has said: "We still have hot water in the showers but the club house is chilly, especially at this time of year.

"We're a resilient rugby club so we keep on going but this does have a financial impact."

The club has been using the more costly electric heaters.

"It puts the club on a bit of a downer," Mr Dudley said.

Despite the setback the club is still open, with two home games scheduled for this weekend (December 7).

"We want to provide a warm, friendly, family-focussed atmosphere but if the clubhouse doesn't have heating, that's an obstacle," Mr Dudley said.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 36/84479/19.

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