Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Colwyn Bay - Vandals Attack football club.

Colwyn Bay FC hit back at "disgusting" vandals
Published on 16 April 2014 by Mike Williams 
COLWYN Bay Football Club is stepping up security after a “disgusting” vandalism attack.

Club bosses have tipped off police about an ongoing campaign of vandalism at Llanelian Road which last week saw someone break into the ground’s toilets and smear excrement over the walls and seats.

Club Chairman David Messom said: “We cannot understand why someone would go to such disgusting acts against the club, and would ask anyone with information to go immediately to the police or report it to a club official.”

Along with the latest attack which saw toilets blocked and a room flooded, in recent weeks external gates have been smashed and flag poles have been bent and broken.

A hosepipe was also attached to an outside tap, turned fully on and placed on the pitch in an attempt to flood it the night before their game against Altrincham.

Club spokesman Tim Channon, who revealed, along with CCTV, club staff would be on duty at the ground all night this week ahead of the all-ticket game against Stockport County at Easter, said: “The various acts of vandalism are adding to the club’s financial costs at a time when they can least afford it, following lack of income due to the poor weather in January to March.”

Mr Messom added: “The directors of the club are having to dig deep into their own pockets to pay to have the damage repaired and to have new CCTV equipment installed as the club cannot afford it, especially as our share offer has had a poor response from the majority of supporters.

“We have tried to keep these incidents quiet in the hope that they would stop but unfortunately not, hence why the directors have decided to make it public

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