A children’s football team say they are "extremely sad" to report that its pavilion was "ransacked" last night.

Orpington FC are based in Goddington Park and the fence was damaged before numerous items including a tractor were snatched.

A club statement read: "Please be on the look out for some of the stolen items, tractor, lawn mower, large orange gazebos and a pa system among many items taken from us.

"We are a community club run by volunteers, you haven’t stolen from some sort of rich business who can easily replace all of this.

"What is it that makes people think this is an acceptable thing to do?"

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Police and a member of the public notified the club about the break-in this morning.

Orpington FC has teams for boys, girls, men, ladies and footballers with special needs and has over 400 members.

News Shopper has contacted both the police and the club for more information.


Police say they were called just before 6am and that entrance was gained after the front door was forced open. 

A statement added: "An untidy search was carried out inside and several items have been reported stolen.

"No arrests have been made."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1290/11JUL or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.