Safety risk after signs stolen from Bridlington golf course

Elaine Hardcastle pictured next to the one of only two remaining signs at Bridlington Links Golf Club that have not been damaged.

Elaine Hardcastle pictured next to the one of only two remaining signs at Bridlington Links Golf Club that have not been damaged.

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PUBLIC health and safety is being put at risk by a thief who has stolen all but two signs at a Bridlington golf club which warn of potential injury from golf balls.

The wood and plastic signs were installed alongside a footpath which runs through the middle of the course at Bridlington Links Golf Club, on Flamborough Road.

The signs warn that there is no public right of way across the course and going beyond a certain point could lead to serious injury from golf balls.

But in recent weeks Club staff have had to recover several of the signs from the rough after they had been pulled out of the ground, and last week eight of them were stolen leaving just two signs in place near the club house. A few of them had previously been defaced with the word ‘no’ having been crossed out.

Now general manager Elaine Hardcastle has said enough is enough because it is posing a real danger to people’s lives.

“It’s criminal damage, theft and a health and safety issue,” she said.

“It’s cost us about £300-400 to have them done and now all but two of them have gone missing. But I’m more concerned about people’s well being. I don’t want anyone getting hit by a golf ball.

“We will prosecute if we find anyone doing it because it’s playing with people’s health,” she added.

The incident has been reported to the police who are investigating the matter.

Anyone with any information about this should contact Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101.