Edlington social club worker knocked unconscious during burglary

By Sam Cooper | 03/10/2017

Edlington social club worker knocked unconscious during burglary

A MAN was knocked unconscious during an aggravated burglary at a social club.

The member of staff (37) was locking up Yorkshire Main Miners’ Welfare Club, Edlington Lane, Edlington, at around midnight on Monday, October 2.

Police said he was hit over the back of head, knocking him unconscious and causing him to fall to floor.

While he was unconscious, burglars forced their way into the club and stole a large amount of cash.

The man had to be taken to hospital for treatment and was not able to tell detectives how many thieves were involved or provide a description.

Det Const Fiona Bowling, who is leading the investigation, said: “An investigation is currently ongoing into the incident and we have been conducting enquiries in the area.

“Due to the lack of description, we are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or saw any suspicious activity in the area, to please report it to us.

“Thankfully the victim only suffered minor injuries in the incident, however his injuries could have been much worse.

“Anyone with any information, even if they think it might be irrelevant is urged to please report it by calling police on 101, quoting incident number 14 of October 2, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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