Sneak thief steals Hibs hero strips

The theft happened during a tour of Easter Road. Picture: SNS
The theft happened during a tour of Easter Road. Picture: SNS
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HIBS football club is hunting a sneak thief who stole two valuable strips during an official tour of the club’s home ground.

The two jerseys were worn by Hibs heroes of the past and were hanging in the home dressing room at the club’s Easter Road stadium when they were stolen on Sunday afternoon.

The tour was organised by the Hibernian Historical Trust (HHT) charity who laid out the authentic strips to “bring the experience of the home dressing room to life” and allow “great photo opportunities” for dedicated supporters.

But the charity was forced to issue an appeal for the safe return of two of the strips after they were removed during the tour.

The Easter Road stadium tour was arranged as part of the annual Leith Festival.

An HHT spokesperson said: “The Hibernian Historical Trust understands everyone wishes to own a part of Hibernian history, but this is not the correct way to begin your 
collection.

“We hope that this was simply a misguided moment of weakness that is now deeply regretted.”

No official complaint about the theft has been made to Police Scotland as yet, but the HHT will be reporting the matter if the strips are not returned over the next couple of days.