North Yorkshire Police are advising Clubs to review their security in light of three recent break ins to Cricket Clubs in the Ripon area. Secure lock-ups containing tools and equipment have been targeted as well as clubhouses in search of alcoholic drinks or cash.
There are a number of simple, cost effective, measures that clubs can take to reduce the chances of becoming victims such as marking property, ensuring that adequate locks are placed on equipment stores and not leaving cash and large amounts of alcohol on the premises. Alarms and Security Lighting offer an added deterrent. In addition during match days players should be advised against leaving valuables unattended in changing rooms, if available clubs should provide a safe for valuables to be stored in during matches or at least ensure that changing rooms can be locked whilst a team is fielding.
Local Officers will attend Cricket clubs to mark property and offer advice on security.
Should any club wish an officer to attend please could they contact Sgt Andrew Tiffany at Ripon Police Station on SaferRipon@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
Sergeant 838 Andrew Tiffany
Ripon and Pateley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team
North Yorkshire Police
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