Signed photo of golfer Padraig Harrington stolen from Hove Edge golf club

The photo taken from Crow Nest Park Golf Club in Hove Edge
The photo taken from Crow Nest Park Golf Club in Hove Edge

A signed photo of golfer Padraig Harrington has been taken from Crow Nest Park Golf Club in Hove Edge

The picture - signed by the golfer for club manager Les Holmes at Valderamma Golf Club in Spain in 2008 - was taken sometime between Sunday and yesterday.

The framed display piece had been secured to a wall in the club’s new men’s washroom in the recently-opened club house extension.

The entire frame had been ripped from its secure fixings.

Mr Holmes said: “This theft is very frustrating because we had sought to make our newly built extension look interesting and appealing.

“Incidents like this mean that we will have to rethink our strategy for displaying items.

“Its a sign of the times that we live in, when someone resorts to stealing from a sports facility which is used by much of the local community.

“The person who stole this item will probably attempt to off load it in order to raise money.”

He said there is a reward available for information leading to the conviction of the thief.

Anyone with information about the theft should call police via 101.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.