POLICE have released a CCTV picture of two masked men they want to find after a burglary at a Herefordshire community centre.

West Mercia Police said the two men, who cannot be easily identified from the grainy CCTV picture, broke into Leominster Community Centre, in School Road, through a window.

Although they left empty handed, PCSO Stephanie Harper said, they forced entry to several rooms in the centre and were captured on CCTV doing so.

For nearly 40 years, Leominster Community Centre said it has been at the heart of the town, offering leisure activities, education opportunities, space for groups and clubs to meet and entertainment in a safe, warm and friendly environment.


The centre is a converted Victorian school and is home to a wide range of clubs, organisations and activities, which cater for all ages.

It was broken into at 8pm on December 29, police said, and the one man is pictured wearing "quite a distinctive blue and black checked jacket".

But PCSO Harper said both men had "hats/hoods and masks".

She said: "This is a community centre for local residents and is used for lots of different community events.

"This type of incident costs the centre much needed money to get windows/doors fixed, whereas funds could be much better put to use."


Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police at leominster.snt@westmercia.police.uk, quoting reference 00276 I 30122021.

"If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org," PCSO Harper said.