AN investigation is underway after a large quantity of alcohol was stolen from a bowling club.

Police were called to reports of a burglary at South Park bowling club in Darlington on Friday morning.

It is believed to have happened sometime overnight between Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8.

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Scott Morland, from the club, said a glass roof had been smashed.

He said: "They tried to get in the door with a screwdriver but they couldn't get in that way. They smashed the glass roof and there was glass everywhere."

He said bottles of alcohol, which were were raffle prizes, were taken during the break-in. 

A Durham Police spokeswoman said: "A large quantity of alcohol is believed to have been taken. Enquires are now ongoing and an investigation is underway."

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