IN last week's Solihull News we featured the plight of Len Leung and his family who were hit by thieves while swimming at Tudor Grange.
The dental surgeon had taken his sister in law, who was visiting from Hong Kong, to the state of the art complex and was horrified after returning from a family swim to find her locker had been emptied of 34,000 Hong Kong dollars as well as her passport.
As the locker was still locked, Len told the News that he believed that someone had used a master key to gain entry, an accusation we put to Tudor Grange who declined to comment.
However Des O'Neill, head of management services at Rivendell Leisure who are behind the leisure complex have since sent us the following statement: "The security of customers and their belonging has and will always be a high priority at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. Since the recent locker break-ins the centre has been in contact with local police to seek advice on how to improve the security inside the village changing areas, and can categorically state that a master key was not used in gaining access to the lockers as suggested.
"Police and Community Officers have increased their presence at the centre, and staff have been asked to be extra vigilant. Customers have the centre's assurances that everything possible will be done to eradicate this problem. Rivendell Leisure and the staff at Tudor Grange would like to apologise to any customers who have been affected and stress to all users that although lockers are provided, it is suggested that valuable items are not placed inside"...SUPL: