Kent

Copper thieves target Whitstable Town football club

A Kent football club has been forced to call off its home fixtures after thieves stole £5,000 of copper piping.

Whitstable Town chairman Joe Brownett said "every scrap of copper" had been taken from the showers, the boiler, taps and pipes in the changing rooms.

He described the thieves as "heartless" after discovering the theft at the club on Wednesday morning.

"These people that do this sort of thing... do not care about anyone else, just themselves," he said.

"We will definitely not be able to fulfil our home fixtures for the next two weeks, Saturday's game is off as is the youngsters Sunday football," Mr Brownett added.

He urged anyone with any information, or who had been offered copper, to contact Kent Police.

"I have been at Whitstable Town; a club which I and my family have supported for over twenty years and this is by far the worst thing that has ever happened," he said.

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