Sentimental trophies destroyed in Sussex

Seaford Golf Club loses a

Golfmagic News
Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Sentimental trophies destroyed in Sussex

Trophies worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from Seaford Golf Club in East Sussex and found destroyed in a burnt out car.

According to Eastbourne Herald, more than 20 historic trophies were raided from the clubhouse in the early hours of Saturday September 15.

Shortly after 6am, officers were alerted to reports of a burnt out car in Rickney Lane, Hailsham, and the ruined trophies, some of them worth £2,000 and dating back 100 years, were found inside.

“We’ve lost a huge part of history at our club,” said Seaford Golf Club’s general manager Lawrence Dennis-Smither. “It’s an extremely sad event for us.”

The incident occurred just months after a series of other clubs in the town were targeted – one of which saw a charity box and safe stolen.

“On this occasion, it seems the target has been trophies, some of which have been of great sentimental value to the club and therefore particularly upsetting,” said police officer Chris Wright.

If anyone has any information contact Hailsham Police on 01323 414200.

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