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Livingston FC appeal after CCTV shows teenagers breaking into stadium

The West Lothian club expressed their frustration on Twitter on Tuesday.

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The club alleges that this was the fifth instance of a break-in.

Livingston FC have expressed their “annoyance” after CCTV footage showed teenagers breaking into their stadium over the weekend.

The West Lothian club posted a series of pictures on Twitter on Tuesday of youngsters inside the Tony Macaroni Arena and on the pitch.

Livingston – who claim it is the fifth time the incident has happened – have handed CCTV footage of those involved to police and have called on those who know the children to “have a word” with them.

The club’s Twitter statement said: “The club is annoyed to report that yet again, we have had a break in at the club from a group of teenagers over the weekend.

“This has been the fifth time in as many weeks this has happened. We have reported the matter to the police & handed them all CCTV footage of those involved.

“We really don’t want to be reporting kids to the police, as the last thing we want is any of them getting charged or reported to the children’s panel – but we’ve been left with little choice.

“Please look at the footage and if you know the kids involved, have a word with [them] as it’s starting to cost a lot of time and energy trying to stop this happening, but for the sake of the kids involved it has to stop before they get hurt breaking in or have the police chapping their door.

“We are a community club & want to help & support the community but this is the last thing we want to be doing. So please, have a look and if you know the kids involved alert their parents and hopefully we can stop it that way rather than wasting police time.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We are aware of recent reports of break-ins, vandalisms and youth antisocial behaviour around Almondvale Stadium in Livingston. Enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we continue to work with the football club to address any ongoing issues.”