Friday, 6 September 2013

Police appeal following criminal damage in Morecambe

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of criminal damages at Morecambe's Happy Mount Park. culmiinating in £1000 of damage to canvas trampolines earlier this week.

The incidents have happened over the summer, prompting a storm of protest from local residents.

The first incident took place overnight between 11th-12th July, when damage was caused to the door of the café, which may well have been because people were trying to gain entry.

Overnight between July 31st and August 1st, a number of fence panels were damaged and this week, again overnight, between Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September, five sets of canvas on trampolines were vandalised - causing £1,000 worth of damage.

PC Jo Clement from Morecambe police said, “There have been three mindless acts of vandalism over the summer months and we are appealing for people to come forward with information.

“Incidents like this do strike at the heart of the community as the facilities in the park are enjoyed by many people. We need to find the people responsible and bring them to justice and if anyone does know who is behind these incidents then I would urge them to call us on 101.”

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