Teens blamed for play area damage

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TEENAGERS are trashing a Spalding play area that had a £100,000 revamp earlier this year, Spalding Town Forum heard.

Pastor Kevin Taylor, from Spalding Churches Together, said teenagers vandalise the Monks House Lane play area night after night.

He said: “It just seems such a shame to stand by and see it get systematically destroyed.”

Youth Council representative Rhianna Berry said: “It’s not just night time, it’s all the time. I won’t take my little brother there.”

Committee chairman Coun George Aley said PCSOs visit regularly. Police know which kids are causing the problems – but so far they haven’t got any evidence because the troublemakers run off when they see officers.

Coun Graham Dark suggested officers should sit in a side street to gather evidence.