A GYMNASTICS club has been broken into and forced to close after it was left with ‘glass everywhere.’

Thieves stole items, including cash, from Flics Gymnastics Club, based in Sheriff Street, Worcester, in the break-in overnight on August 22, which also saw damage to the building.

It is the second time this month the club has been broken into. A previous break-in happened on the premises on August 10.


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The gym was forced to close until 1.30pm yesterday as the glass had to be cleaned up and a forensics team were at the scene.

The CCTV cameras had been covered by the intruders.

Coach leader, Simone Pascolutti-Werrett said: “It’s just frustrating. There’s nothing here to steal.

“We have had to close this morning which isn’t ideal. We had to turn away so many people this morning.

“Everyone has been brilliant. They’ve been so sympathetic. We have received loads of emails.

"People have been telling us to stay strong as a team. The reaction from our members have been wonderful and so heart-warming.”

Mrs Pascolutti-Werrett added: “Thank you for all of the support we have received from both members and other unit owners on this estate.

“Genuinely blown away by their kind words and actions.

"We have really strived to create an inclusive environment, where every child matters and feels an important part of a community, and from the support we’ve received, it looks as though it is working.

“As a club, this means so much to us, as we would be nowhere without our fabulous members.”

The club had organised an induction gym tots’ session for babies and children between the ages of 12 months and five years, which have been running throughout the summer.

Around 48 people showed up to the session and had to be turned away.

Mrs Pascolutti-Werrett said the club had experienced a ‘financial loss’ due to the morning closure.

A police spokesman said: “A thorough investigation into the burglary is being carried out and we would ask anyone who witnessed a suspicious activity in and around the gym between has information to please call the police on 101 and quote incident 166s of 23 August 2019 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”