Men arrested as goalposts stolen from Horley club

Two men were arrested after four goalposts, worth about £1,000, were stolen from a Surrey football club.

The suspects were held after a vehicle spotted leaving Horley Town Football Club was stopped by police officers on the A23 heading towards Redhill.

"This theft has inconvenienced the club as without goal posts no football can be played," said Sgt Simon Ward.

A 30-year-old man from Reigate and a 34-year-old from Earlswood have both been released on bail until 22 October.

Scrap metal

The theft from the Court Lodge Road club took place just before 1730 BST on 22 September.

"Metal theft is a real concern to us as it is seen as an attractive and expensive commodity for thieves," said Sgt Ward.

"However, anyone who steals metal could face up to five years in prison.

"Neighbourhood Officers visit nearby dealers and scrap metal yards to obtain valuable information on those attempting to sell scrap metal on."

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