February 28, 2016 4.01 pm This story is over 93 months old

Youth arrested after pickpocketing spree at Lincoln nightclub

Pickpockets operating: A teenager has been arrested in connection with a number of thefts at a Lincoln night club.

Revellers at a Lincoln city centre night club who fell foul of pickpockets could be reunited with their posessions after police arrested a 17-year-old.

A number of mobile phones, purses and wallets were recovered by officers following the arrest of the teen.

It’s thought the items were stolen from Circle nightclub on Silver Street on the night of Saturday, February 27 into February 28.

The teen is said to have gained access by climbing over a wall at the back of the venue.

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of theft is being asked to contact Lincolnshire police on 101 quoting incident number 44 of February 28.

Update: General Manager at Circle nightclub Robbie Dowdall issued a statement following the incident: “Last night a gentleman tried to enter Circle nightclub and was refused entry immediately, due to being underage, by our security staff.

“It was later discovered that the same man gained illegal entry to the venue by means of the NCP car park wall.

“This has been an issue we have expressed to the NCP numerous times to help solve, as it is obviously extremely dangerous to anyone trying to trespass into the venue.

“Within an hour our security staff found the suspect, detained him and discovered stolen items in his possession.

“The safety and security of our customers is top priority in Circle and I for one am glad that the man was caught as reports of this matter are rarely solved and I hope all of our clientele retrieve all of their stolen items.”

Update 2: A spokesperson from NCP said in a statement: “NCP can state that it has never been approached by the nightclub on the ‘numerous occasions’ they refer to, to help them solve their security aspect of anyone entering their nightclub by climbing over a boundary that is between the car park and the nightclub.

“The nightclub has only spoken to us to ask permission to carry out a repair they wanted to do to the wall on their side about a year ago.

“NCP takes health and safety aspects of our car parks very seriously for our customers who park with us. The nightclub needs to ensure that their property is secured on their side to prevent access from any means.”