Tyres vandalised during fun day

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A VILLAGE blighted by anti-social behaviour saw tyres on seven cars punctured while residents enjoyed a community fun day.

Police say the cars were attacked while they were parked outside the church in St Mark’s Road, Holbeach St Marks, between noon and 2.30pm on Sunday.

At the time, oblivious villagers had been enjoying a day of games and entertainment organised by Bakkavor at the village hall and playing field.

Over the past year, the village has been plagued with incidents including car tyres being slashed, windows broken and several arson attacks.

This led to Lincolnshire Police and other organisations working with young people in the village to teach them about the consequences of crime.

Police Community Support Officer Jane Gardner said: “There is nothing to indicate that anyone local is involved.

“The young people we worked with have not been in trouble since. We are hoping members of the public may have seen something or have information and come forward.”

PCSO Gardner described Holbeach St Marks as a “nice village”.

She added: “It’s very disappointing. It does make people think ‘here we go again’ but we are hoping that is not the case.”

South Holland district councillor Nick Worth said it was “disappointing” to hear of the problems.

He said: “It’s been fine over the past few months. There have been no problems that I have been made aware of. It was a good day for the village on Sunday and a lot of people were there. I do not know who might have done this.”

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300, quoting the incident number 281 of August 14.

Officers will also be at Tescos store in Holbeach from 10am to 11am on Saturday.

l Turn to page 13 to read more about the community fun day.