1. ITV Report

British Legion club damaged days before Remembrance Sunday

The damage meant the club had to close and cancel planned events Credit: The New Lodge Club/ Paul Jones

A British Legion branch was broken into and damaged just days before Remembrance Sunday.

Intruders drilled a giant hole in the side of the New Lodge Club and smashed up the inside of the building.

The extent of damage meant the club was forced to cancel planned events and close for a day due to health and safety regulations.

The club wall had a hole smashed into it Credit: The New Lodge Club/ Paul Jones

Branch chairman Phillip Sillick said 'looters smashed up the club' in Gorseinon, Swansea, after they failed to find any money.

He said:

We discovered a massive hole that had been drilled in the wall, which had managed to avoid the alarms. It was big enough to get a couple of bodies through.

It comes at a busy time for the Legion, with the remembrance services at the weekend.

– The New Lodge Club, Phillip Sillick

A spokesman for South Wales Police said two 26-year-old men had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and have both been released under investigation.