Hitchin sports club suffers further criminal damage

The opening of the new Hitchin RC clubhouse last summer.

The opening of the new Hitchin RC clubhouse last summer. - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin sports club has suffered more criminal damage – for the third time this year.

Hitchin Rugby Club, who play their matches at King George V Playing Fields have had windows smashed again.

The Hedgehogs, who train hundreds of youngsters, had a window broken at its old clubhouse on Monday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The incident comes after another window was broken at their Old Hale Way base between Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

In January four windows were also broken.

A club spokesman told the Comet: “Instead of breaking windows we would welcome any youngsters to come down and sample our training on a Sunday morning – and have some fun playing rugby rather than damaging property.”

For more information on Hitchin Rugby Club visit www.hitchinrugby.com.