Youngsters distraught as thieves break in to Worcester stadium classroom

Ledbury Reporter: Thieves stole 13 iPads from the Sixways stadium in Worcester Thieves stole 13 iPads from the Sixways stadium in Worcester

YOUNGSTERS being given a sporting chance by Worcester Warriors have lost all their work after opportunist thieves struck the club.

About 50 children from the Worcester Warriors Community Foundation’s Walk Like a Warrior and Only Girls Allowed programmes have put plans for a graduation celebration on hold after 13 iPads were stolen from the Sixways stadium.

The schemes help to advance the education of children and young people but the thefts, which happened between 3pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, November 26, have cost them 10 weeks worth of hard work.

Warriors head of operations Brian Ryan said: “We had an unfortunate incident where opportunist thieves gained access to our Sixways Suite in the West Stand on Tuesday afternoon and forcefully entered a secure door into the Warriors study centre.

“We believe there are four suspects in total. We have given CCTV images of them to the police and are confident in finding those responsible.

“We have an excellent onsite security record and are taking all measures possible to ensure something like this does not happen again.”

West Mercia Police is liaising with management at the stadium in its investigation as well as studying CCTV footage and forensic evidence.

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The foundation is the charitable arm of the Warriors that was established to help build a legacy for sport, education, health and social cohesion.

It uses the club’s brand, professional players and staff to engage, educate, motivate, challenge and inspire young people through the power of sport to live an active, healthy and rewarding lifestyle.

Anyone with information should call police, quoting incident 461 s 261113, on the non-emergency number 101.

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8:44am Tue 3 Dec 13

Hwicce says...

And the first thing anyone with an ounce of common sense does with a computer systems is to backup the data.

So all you need to do is restore the backup...... assuming you have an ounce of common sense.
And the first thing anyone with an ounce of common sense does with a computer systems is to backup the data. So all you need to do is restore the backup...... assuming you have an ounce of common sense. Hwicce

9:01am Tue 3 Dec 13

Worcester Lad says...

Warriors head of operations Brian Ryan said: “We had an unfortunate incident where opportunist thieves gained access to our Sixways Suite in the West Stand on Tuesday afternoon and forcefully entered a secure door into the Warriors study centre. Also mentioned “We have an excellent onsite security record .Not so secure then or excellent .Hope they catch them soon
Warriors head of operations Brian Ryan said: “We had an unfortunate incident where opportunist thieves gained access to our Sixways Suite in the West Stand on Tuesday afternoon and forcefully entered a secure door into the Warriors study centre. Also mentioned “We have an excellent onsite security record .Not so secure then or excellent .Hope they catch them soon Worcester Lad

12:42pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Hwicce says...

8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)?
8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)? Hwicce

1:32pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Robot 3021 says...

Hwicce wrote:
8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)?
It seems from the story that the iPads were stored at Sixways, and administered by the club/scheme and not the individuals, so I'm not sure that personal responsibility comes into it.

Your post just came across as a rather mean-spirited attack on a group of young children for no real reason other than to smugly pat yourself on the back.

Glad to be of help.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: 8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)?[/p][/quote]It seems from the story that the iPads were stored at Sixways, and administered by the club/scheme and not the individuals, so I'm not sure that personal responsibility comes into it. Your post just came across as a rather mean-spirited attack on a group of young children for no real reason other than to smugly pat yourself on the back. Glad to be of help. Robot 3021

3:46pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Hwicce says...

Robot 3021 wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)?
It seems from the story that the iPads were stored at Sixways, and administered by the club/scheme and not the individuals, so I'm not sure that personal responsibility comes into it.

Your post just came across as a rather mean-spirited attack on a group of young children for no real reason other than to smugly pat yourself on the back.

Glad to be of help.
If you read the article the system is administered by "the charitable arm of the Warriors".

If they were doing backups then the loss of 13 iPads would be just that. Nip down to Argos and buy another 13 with the insurance money and no one would be the wiser.

No children would have been upset at all. There's nothing mean-spirited in doing the job properly.
[quote][p][bold]Robot 3021[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: 8 negatives to my previous post. Is this another case of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves (and their own data)?[/p][/quote]It seems from the story that the iPads were stored at Sixways, and administered by the club/scheme and not the individuals, so I'm not sure that personal responsibility comes into it. Your post just came across as a rather mean-spirited attack on a group of young children for no real reason other than to smugly pat yourself on the back. Glad to be of help.[/p][/quote]If you read the article the system is administered by "the charitable arm of the Warriors". If they were doing backups then the loss of 13 iPads would be just that. Nip down to Argos and buy another 13 with the insurance money and no one would be the wiser. No children would have been upset at all. There's nothing mean-spirited in doing the job properly. Hwicce

4:27pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Robot 3021 says...

Glad we agree then, thank you for acknowledging the misleading nature of your first post and your moan about personal responsibility.

All done and dusted.
Glad we agree then, thank you for acknowledging the misleading nature of your first post and your moan about personal responsibility. All done and dusted. Robot 3021

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