Vandals damage allotments
MORE than a dozen plots at a community allotment site suffered petty damage and vandalism at the weekend.
The damage at the Western Willows Allotment Site on Broughton Way is believed to have happened between 6pm on the Friday and 10am the following morning when it was reported to the police.
Sixteen plots on the allotment have suffered minor damage, ranging from disturbed crops, compost bins and sheds and three have suffered more serious damage including a shed which was knocked over.
The actions have caused a lot of upset to the owners of the damaged plots.
One allotment owner, Gary Clarke, said: “We are very upset with all the hard work that goes into growing your own crops and then they are mindlessly damaged.
“This kind of action leaves you feeling very demoralised.”
Beat team members from the Broughton Astley area are also appealing for information via Twitter and Neighbourhood Link www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk as well as conducting late-night patrols. Beat team members will be stopping and speaking to anyone in the surrounding area late at night.
Anyone with information about the damage can contact the team on 101 and use extension number 3951, or phone the beat mobile number on 07944 368766. Do not use this mobile number to report crime. You can follow the officers on Twitter @LPBroughton.
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