Breaking Gillingham KENT

Three men arrested following football club burglaries in Gillingham

Three men have been arrested in connection with burglaries at Gillingham Football Club.

Separate break-ins were reported at the Priestfield Stadium which happened overnight between 17 and 18 December 2020 and between 6 and 7 January 2021.

During the latest burglary a safe was reported stolen which contained various items.

At around 7.30pm on 7 January officers arrested two 37-year-old men from Gillingham, on suspicion of burglary. They remain in custody at this time.

As part of the investigation a property in Gordon Road, Gillingham, was searched and the safe was recovered and returned to the club.

On the same day a 39-year-old man from Gillingham was arrested in connection with the December burglary. During this incident a lawn mower, jet washer and alcohol were reported stolen.

The man arrested for the first burglary has since been bailed until 1 February pending further enquiries.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries into both incidents and investigating if the incidents are linked. Enquires are ongoing.