Thugs steal cash and booze from Leyland social club

Towngate Social Club, Leyland. Terry Burns
Towngate Social Club, Leyland. Terry Burns
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Thieves stole £700 in cash and expensive alcohol from a Leyland social club during a night time break-in.

Thugs targeted Towngate Social Club in Towngate during Wednesday night, and grabbed money from the tills, safe and games machines.

They also took 15 bottles of vodka, whiskey and rum, before making off on foot.

Owner of the club, Terry Burns, said: “All the cash went. They got in through a window at the back.

“It caused a lot of disruption. We had to cancel Thursday’s music night which is normally really busy.

“But we had a lot of loyal members who rallied round and helped us tidy up so we could re-open on Friday.”

Police said the thieves managed to break in after climbing a staircase at the back of the club, and ran off across nearby wasteland.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.