Shirts returned to Tigers’ star

Brett Ferres.
Brett Ferres.

CASTLEFORD Tigers’ star Brett Ferres has been reunited with “irreplaceable” rugby shirts stolen from his home earlier this year.

The Super League forward found a black carrier bag containing the missing items left in his back garden last Friday – two months after they were taken from his Allerton Bywater home.

The memorabilia included “invaluable and irreplacable” personalised shirts he wore while playing for England, Wakefield, Bradford and Tigers.

Brett, who issued a plea for their safe return in the Express, said: “I returned home from the Leeds Rhinos game on Friday to find them all in a black carrier bag in my back garden.

“Obviously I was annoyed that they disappeared in the first place but that’s history now, I’m just glad to have them back.”

The 25-year-old dad noticed the shirts were missing after placing them in a bag ready to be framed in June.

He had planned to put the memorabilia on display in his games room.

Brett said: “I’d like to thank everybody who helped in one way or another towards their return, especially the Express for publicising my appeal for their return.”