Raydon: Owners of archery club reveal heartache after equipment worth thousands of pounds is stolen

Suzanne and Tony Preston are hoping to reopen Perris Archery soon after most of the stock was stolen

Suzanne and Tony Preston are hoping to reopen Perris Archery soon after most of the stock was stolen last week. - Credit: Su Anderson

The part-owner of an archery club in Suffolk has been left “devastated” after equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen.

Perris Archery in Raydon, which sells a large range of archery equipment and runs beginner courses, has been closed since it was targeted in an overnight raid last month.

Tony Preston, who has run the business with his wife Suzanne for 30 years, spoke of his shock following the theft between 9pm on September 18 and 9.10am the following day.

He said: “We were devastated when we arrived to work to find the place empty. Trying to hold things together has been hard (but) friends and members have rallied around with offers of help, so we should be up and running again pretty soon.” Police are investigating. No arrests have been made. To help, call 101.