Police hunt for dog-walker who may be able to help them catch Berkhamsted Golf Club vandal

Damage at Berkhamsted Golf Course.

Damage at Berkhamsted Golf Course.

Hundreds of pounds of damage was caused at Berkhamsted Golf Club by a vandal who left a note that said ‘stop cutting down our trees,’ police have revealed.

They are now searching for a man who was walking his dog in the area days before the attacks, who may have seen suspicious activity at that time.

The damage was discovered at 7.30am on Sunday, January 26, after staff left the club’s grounds in perfect order at about 4pm the day before.

When they returned about 30 gaping holes had been dug into four of its greens, and groundsmen spent all day trying to repair the damage.

PC Mark Procter said: “We have information about a man who was at the club on Tuesday, January 21, on the course, who may be able to provide us with information about the incident.

“He is described as a white man, aged in his mid to late 40s. He was said to be 6ft 1in to 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and with short dark hair.

“He was clean shaven and was wearing a green wax jacket and walking an older golden retriever long-haired dog.”

If you know who this person is, or saw anyone near the club with a large spade at the time of the damage, phone police on 101or call phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Read our earlier report on the golf club vandalism by clicking here




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