Football club furious after gates to home pitch stolen overnight

Bosses at Inver FC believe the metal may have been 'cut up and sold off' after being stolen over the weekend.

Scottish football club Inver FC furious after gates to home pitch stolen in overnight theft Inver FC

A football club has been left furious after metal gates protecting their home pitch were stolen in an overnight theft.

Inver FC, who play in the North West Sutherland amateur league, discovered their Osprey Park home had been targeted between Friday evening and Saturday morning, with the gates and surrounding fence poles ripped out of the ground.

The club, who had been fundraising to repair the fence, believe the metal may now have been sold off for scrap.

Police are now investigating the theft.

Inver FC have been fundraising to improve their Osprey Park home. (Image: Inver FC)

“Anyone who has ever been involved in a club will appreciate the work that’s involved in trying to keep groups afloat,” the club said in a statement.

“We’ve been working hard to try and get enough funds to renew our fence, the last thing we needed was to have to buy new gates as well.

“If you’ve seen anything suspicious please get in touch. I think it must have happened on Friday or Saturday night.

“The police have been informed, although there is probably little they can do. Chances are they’ll be cut up by now and sold for scrap.

“Make sure everything is locked up folks.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At 8.50am on Monday, January 24, we received a report of the theft of gates from Village Road in Inver.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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