Corwen rugby club hit by vandalism

Published date: 16 May 2012 |
Published by: Helen Davies
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A SPORTS club is counting the cost after mindless vandals trashed their ground.

Windows were smashed, doors knocked in and the pitch damaged after large groups congregated at Corwen Rugby Club.

“It’s the second weekend in a row this has happened,” said Mike Parry, chairman of the Dee Valley Dragons which is based at Corwen Rugby Club.

“The money will have to come out of the club funds now. We’ll have to wait until we can raise the money for the repairs.

“We’ve got new cabins and a couple of the doors were kicked in so we’ll have to try and panel them over for now.

“We’ve had two cabins there for ten years and we’ve never had any issues there before now.”

As well as the rugby club the ground is also used by football teams, including children’s teams.

“I think for some reason kids from different areas have started congregating there and it’s got a bit out of hand,” said Mike.

“There’s been cars driving on the pitch and doing handbrake turns.

“It seems to be on Friday nights. I think people in the town are quite shocked about it.

“There’s not much to do in the area and that’s probably the issue.”

Conwy and Denbighshire rural district inspector Gary Kelly said that they were investigating the incident.

He said: “We have not received reports of anything like this in the past but we do take the matter very seriously and inquiries are ongoing to find those responsible.

“Our local policing team are working with the club and our community safety department providing crime prevention advice on the appropriate security in order to help prevent a reoccurence.

“The local policing team will also be paying close attention to this particular location.”

- Have you had any problems with anti-social behaviour or vandalism in your area? Let Free Press reporter Helen Davies know by calling 01352 707768 or emailing

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