A SMALL community pub has reported a recent theft and says it follows a string of anti-social behaviour incidents says the landlord.

Anthony ‘Gilly’ Gilchrist runs the pub with five other local volunteers.

He said they have had to install extra security measures due to a spate of problems.

Mr. Gilchrist said: “There was a guy acting suspiciously at the rear car park of the pub.

“We saw it on the CCTV.

“He climbed over the fence of the pub and tried the doors, he seemed to be just trying his luck.

“We had TVs outside for the first time that weekend so people could watch the rugby, I think that is what he was looking for.

“He made off with a toolbox from out the back, it is only full of bottle caps though as we use it for our portable bar.

“I imagine he’s dumped it somewhere.”

Mr. Gilchrist says this is not the first time this has happened.

He said: “A couple of months again we saw the same lad snooping round the back, he must be local.

The pub has posted a picture of a man caught on the pub’s CCTV climbing over a fence early morning in the hope they can speak to him.

The Worcester Arms posted this on its Facebook page: “Can you help us out.... We had this person visit the pub at 5am on Sunday morning.....if you recognise the man in the photo please contact? The Worcester Arms team. Thank you.”

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: “Police are investigating the theft of a tool box from a trailer in the car park of a pub on the London Road.

“The theft happened at around 5am on Saturday 9 February. Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 69-S-100220.”