Pompey kit stolen in Fratton Park raid

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MORE than £1,000 in Pompey kit has been stolen from the club’s academy department.

Portsmouth police are investigating after thieves broke into a storage container at Fratton Park and stole around £1,235 worth of kit.

The burglary took place on the night of Monday September 5 at around 9.40pm and the thieves took six team kit bags, one set of Kappa kit from last season, 29 junior Kappa padded jackets and 25 pairs of junior Kappa training shorts.

Derek Stone, Pompey’s stadium manager said: ‘The theft took place after all of the academy’s new kit had been assembled to give out this week.

‘Unfortunately we have now been unable to do this which has left our young academy players disappointed and upset.

‘We would appeal to anyone who has any information, or who is offered cheap Pompey gear, to get in contact with the police and help us to bring the people behind this to justice.’

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 0845 045 4545.