BREAKING NEWS: Thieves steal essential parts from Worthing’s big Olympic screen

The Olympic screen in South Street Square.

The Olympic screen in South Street Square.

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WORTHING’S town centre manager has been left “devastated” after thieves stole parts from the Olympic big screen last night (August 9-10).

The screen, which has taken pride of place in South Street Sqaure since the Olympics began two weeks ago, will now have to remain switched off for the last three days of the London 2012 games.

Sharon Clark said: “I’m absolutely devastated, I could cry. We found out at around 8am this morning, when my team went to switch it on and found that a number of laptops and the vision mixer had gone.

“Having the big screen to show the Olympics on had given me some of my best moments for Worthing. Hearing people singing the national anthem when the first gold medal was awarded to the rowers was amazing.

“A person, or people, have now ruined it for the 100,000 people who live here and have been enjoying it.”

The screen and equipment had been provided by Goring firm Viewpress, who have reported the theft to police.

Anybody with information about the theft should contact police on 101.