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26 AUG

Witness appeal after vandalism in village

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

Community leaders and the Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of vandalism in a Moorlands village. A newly-erected fence surrounding community allotments and a recreation ground bin has been damaged in the village of Kingsley.

Community leaders and the Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of vandalism in a Moorlands village.

A newly-erected fence surrounding community allotments and a recreation ground bin has been damaged in the village of Kingsley.

A spokesman for Kingsley Parish Council told the Times & Echo: “The new fence around the Kingsley Allotments adjacent was completed by the contractor in mid July at a cost of £3,400 to the parish council – funded by local council taxpayers.

“The contractor had made a good job and we were all pleased with the finished work.

“Between Wednesday evening August 18, and Thursday morning August 19, the fence was vandalised by person(s) unknown.

“The incident has been reported to the Police. We have made a local appeal for witnesses and/or information which may lead to the prosecution of those responsible. Clearly we will need to have the fence repaired at additional cost.”

Kingsley Parish Council Chairman, councillor Ken Unwin added: “I am annoyed with and despair of the mindless idiots who committed this damage.

“If we can establish who is responsible they will be prosecuted and they, or their parents, will be required to pay the full repair costs.

“We are looking at surveillance options as a deterrent and/or a means of evidence gathering if there is any future incidents.”

Police are joining Kingsley Parish Council in the appeal for witnesses to the vandalism.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Police were called at 2.17pm on Thursday (August 19) to High Street, Kingsley, following reports of criminal damage.

“An incidence of vandalism was also reported the previous evening (August 18) at Kingsley Recreational Park.

“A new fence, which had only recently been put up had been pulled down and a bin had also sustained damage, with the contents strewn around the site.

“Officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information about this vandalism incident is urged to contact Staffordshire Police via Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 341 of August 19.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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