A COUNTY Durham club was forced to temporarily close its doors after becoming the victim of a theft that saw a large quantity of money, electricals and alcohol taken from the premises.

Horden Catholic Club, who are based on South Terrace, Horden, were broken into on Monday (April 4) evening – with thieves taking cash, two laptops, a laminator, the CCTV box and other more minor items.

Following the incident, the club were forced to close for the last few days but have announced that they are now open after a concerted effort by the local community.

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Despite opening their doors once again, Horden Catholic Club is still looking for information about the theft.

A statement from the pub online from Tuesday (April 5) reads: “Just to inform you. The club will be closed until further notice as some scumbags have broken in, smashed the tills and bandit and stole a large quantity of money and alcohol.

“Some alcohol has still got the measures on. Two laptops and a small black cash box with the joker's wild money in has also gone.

“Also, a float box with blue lid with all old staffs names and year they worked. The CCTV box has also gone, as well as a laminator.

“Any info will be appreciated and strictly confidential.”

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