Castleford Tigers yesterday announced some devastating news that the Jungle stadium had been broken into.
In a statement delivered on Twitter, the club said: “Castleford Tigers were disappointed to learn early on Sunday 3rd July that three youths broke into our home stadium, caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and have stolen goods.
“The incident occurred between 6-8am and we are currently reviewing our CCTV and working with the police.
“We would like to ask our local neighbours on Wheldon Road and Princess Street if they have any footage or images that can assist the club, please send what you can onto firstname.lastname@example.org
“The three youths are described as wearing grey, dark blue and black tops, with one of them on a yellow mountain bike.”
Now, though, the West Yorkshire club has provided an update on proceedings, reviewing CCTV and finding more surveillance.
The club tweeted: “We have been reviewing our CCTV and can share a closer look at the three people who have damaged our property and stolen items. If you have any information, or are a neighbour to us on Wheldon Road and can send us footage/images of your own please do so via email@example.com.”
The video shows the youths ripping doors open to a building to get into the stadium, while one of the culprits can be seen carrying a crate of Carling away from the scene.
We have been reviewing our CCTV and can share a closer look at the three people who have damaged our property and stolen items.
— Castleford Tigers (@CTRLFC) July 3, 2022
It’s a real kick in the teeth for Castleford, whose plans to redevelop their stadium are now firmly underway, whilst the product on the field has been improving week on week to say the least.
On Friday night, live on Sky Sports, the Tigers demolished Huddersfield Giants, and, though the end scoreline flattered Ian Watson’s men at 26-18, Castleford were leading 26-6 at one stage.
With the Magic Weekend now in sight for this weekend at the home of Newcastle United – St James’ Park – a tie against bitter rivals Leeds Rhinos is set to take place who themselves earned an emphatic win over Hull FC on Saturday afternoon.