Collection tin for crash victim stolen in burglary at pool club

By Gareth Dennison | 04/08/2017

Collection tin for crash victim stolen in burglary at pool club
Owner, Keane Fletcher is seen at the club, with a broken collecting tin, which held money in memory of Megan Borrows, intended for her children. 171339-5

THIEVES ransacked a pool hall and stole a cash collection in memory of car crash victim Megan Borrows.

The Great Whites club, on Broad Street in Parkgate, was broken into in the early hours of Saturday (29).

Megan (24) died when the vehicle she was travelling in hit two parked cars in the early hours of June 8 and the collection was for her two young daughters, Rhia and Keira.

But that was taken along with alcohol and cigarettes during the burglary, which also involved damage to club property.

Great Whites manager Keane Fletcher said: “It’s just shocking. My youngest, Brett, went all the way through school with Megan and her dad drinks in the club.

“The tin’s been there for six weeks, ever since it happened. You can tell how much Megan meant to people and how it’s affected them.

“The tin was on the bar and there was a lot of money in it. Not just change, I’d seen lads putting £10 notes in there. It was all going to be for Megan’s daughters.”

South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information about the burglary, which is though to have happened between 1am and 2am.

Keane said: “My two sons left the club after closing up and after that, three people have got in through the roof, into the flat above and then into the club.

“They’ve ransacked the upstairs, smashed all of our bandits. The only good thing for us was that they didn’t damage the pool tables.”

A police spokeswoman added: “A large quantity of cash and alcohol products were taken. Damage was also caused a number of gaming machines in the reported burglary. 

“If you saw the burglary, or were in the area at the time, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 657 of July 29. 

“Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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