16:05 Thursday 19 December 2013

Police probe damage at Gresley Old Hall bowling complex

Written byRICH GUTTRIDGE

Damage to indoor bowling complex at Gresley Old Hall Damage to indoor bowling complex at Gresley Old Hall

BOSSES at Gresley Old Hall are facing a hefty repair bill following an attempted break-in at its bowling complex.

The building, which was opened by Princess Diana in 1991, was left damaged after would-be thieves attempted to force their way into the building in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Nothing was taken, but bosses have now been left counting the cost of the incident.

Chairman of trustees Roy Hyde said the repair bill could be as much as £1,000.

He told the Mail: “The damage is horrific, they’ve ripped through the side of the building. They have made a right mess.”

The suspects are also thought to have tried doors at the complex.

Steward Pete Eason said security could be stepped up following the incident.

He said: “They were looking for something but they didn’t succeed. It’s just criminal damage.”

Derbyshire Police confirmed it was investigating the incident.

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