POLICE had to be called out to a troubled Brighouse club after the latest twist in a bitter row.
They were called to Albion bowling club after members of the Blakeborough Social and Sports Club – who own the premises – cut off the power and gas supplies and changed the locks.
Tempers flared after members of the social club lost patience with the bowlers who were overwhelmingly defeated in a court battle a month ago over who ran the club.
The social club on Bradford Road wants to demolish the bowling club in Halifax Road and sell it for development in a bid to ease their considerable debts.
Andy Taylor, the social club’s former subscriptions secretary, said the committee had no choice as the bowlers had allegedly refused to co-operate in handing over documents and to agree any kind of way forward in the light of the court’s decision.
He said: “They have defied the courts so we secured the main gate with a chain and padlock.
“In addition, clasps and locks were placed on the main and side doors.
“Notices were put up warning people that if they did enter they would be prosecuted.
“Police were called that night as one of the bowling club members broke in.