Haw Hill Park targeted by vandals

17/10/2017, PR8674

Damage caused by vandals at Haw Hill Park

Wakefield Council is calling on the public for information after a children’s play park in Normanton was targeted by vandals.

Over the weekend, damage was caused to new equipment at Haw Hill Park and litter left strewn across the park.

Damage caused by vandals at Haw Hill Park

The Council has today (Monday 16 October) cleared up the litter at the park and is increasing patrols in the area.

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities, said: “We are absolutely disgusted with the mindless vandalism that has taken place at Haw Hill Park in recent weeks. The park has recently reopened after benefitting from a £70,000 full refurbishment and it is astounding to think that anyone would want to deliberately damage a much loved park.

“Council officers have visited today to clean-up the rubbish left littering the park and assess the damage caused to the equipment, which is likely to cost hundreds of pounds to repair.

“This appalling anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in our district and we are increasing patrols of the area, particularly at weekends, to try and catch those responsible.

“We urge anyone who has any information to contact the Police on 101.”

The incident has been reported to the Police and the Council is urging anyone with any information to come forward.

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