MEMBERS of a Furness rugby club said 'enough is enough' after being plagued with teenagers breaking into the club and leaving the playing field in an ‘unbelievable’ state on a daily basis.

John Mallinson, President of Furness Rugby Union Football Club, said groups of young people have been trespassing onto the club's playing field and leaving broken bottles, drug paraphernalia and other pieces of rubbish.

Mr Mallinson said: “This issue has been going on for some time.

“Gangs of youths have been gathering on the playing fields.

“There have been acts of criminal damage, evidence of drug use and dealing going on, as well as broken bottles and litter left everywhere.

“It looks like someone had emptied a rubbish bin on the pitch.

“We’ve reported it to the police but nothing has come of it.

“We’ve just had enough of it all.”

Mr Mallinson said players have been hurt due as a result of the youths leaving broken glass on the pitch.

He said: “One player has cut his leg on glass which was left on the pitch because these idiots are smashing bottles.

“They seem to be throwing them at the garage and containers we have there.”

Mr Mallinson explained that the children regularly order takeaways to the club and that they have CCTV footage of various delivery drivers arriving at the front door.

He said they have the name of one of the youths who left a receipt on the pitch.

He said: “I’ve sent a letter to one of the kids involved and his parents to let them know what has been happening.

“We said if it didn’t stop we would go to the police and taking an injunction out against him.

“It’s private property and they shouldn’t have been there.

“We’ve had no response from him but we have the evidence to show they was there, so if it happens again we will give the information to the police”

In addition to young people breaking into the grounds and causing damage to the area, Mr Mallinson also said the club has had issues with dog walkers coming on to the grounds and not clearing up after their pets.

He said: “We’ve had problems with dog walkers coming in and not clearing up after themselves.

“They seem to think its for public use when it actually isn’t.

“It’s not good for players to be training and playing on the pitch and finding dog poo on the field.”

Conservative Councillor for Newbarns, Mark Burley, said: “At the end of the day, the rugby club is supposed to be for the community.

“But it only takes a few people to ruin it for everyone else.

“Young people shouldn’t be going there.

“Anyone who sees them up on the club grounds should report it to police.

“Somebody could get really hurt if they’re leaving broken glass about.”

The Mail contacted Cumbria Police for comment but did not receive a response before going to print.