ACE matchman Perry Stone had a Christmas to totally forget after his bait company and tackle shop were both ransacked by heartless thieves.

Perry locked up his place as normal in Egham, Surrey, just before Christmas but returned shortly afterwards to find his Yorkshire Baits factory plus frontside tackle shop totally cleared out or damaged.

Inside the bait company itself the thieves had stolen all the metal wiring and anything else that could be sold to scrap metal merchants as well as slashing bags of baits.

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