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Police appeal after rugby club raided

Police have released CCTV of suspect after break in at Vigo Rugby Club Photo: Kent Police

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to after a break in at a Kent rugby club.

Thieves broke into Vigo Rugby Club in Harvel Road, in Meopham on 10 January at around 3.40am.

They triggered off an audible alarm and are believed to have hidden for up to an hour until the alarm system shut off.

Once inside the club, they stole items including bottles of spirits as well as soft drinks, a colour television and confectionery, and vandalised the storeroom and bar.

All bottles were marked in black marker pen, with the initials of the club - VRFC.

A CCTV image of a man inside the premises has now been obtained and officers would like to identify him.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Gerry King said: "We are trying to trace this man as we believe he will be able to assist us in investigating this matter.

“We are also asking members of the public to be on the lookout for these distinctly marked bottles of spirits and to contact us if anyone has been offered them for sale."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kent Police's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference XY/1084/13, or contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.