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Appeal to catch glass vandals in Gedney Hill




Coun John Venters clears broken glass from the top of Gedney Hill Sports Pavilion. Photo supplied. (4687019)
Coun John Venters clears broken glass from the top of Gedney Hill Sports Pavilion. Photo supplied. (4687019)

Police are looking for vandals who smashed and threw glass bottles at Gedney Hill Sports Pavilion and Playing Field.

Parish councillors spent several hours clearing shards of glass from the site in North Road, Gedney Hill, in the hope that CCTV images will help identify the gang responsible.

South Holland police officers are treating the incident, which happened between 1.30pm and 5pm on Saturday, September 22, as criminal damage and Gedney Hill Parish Council is monitoring the area in case of vandalism in the future.

Coun Paul Redgate, parish council chairman, said: "The amount of glass cleared was horrendous and I am extremely disappointed that some individuals decided it would be a good idea to smash glass around a public area used by younger children and animals.

Bags of broken glass collected by parish councillors from Gedney Hill Playing Field. Photo supplied. (4687017)
Bags of broken glass collected by parish councillors from Gedney Hill Playing Field. Photo supplied. (4687017)

Coun Paul Redgate, parish council chairman, said: "The amount of glass cleared was horrendous and I am extremely disappointed that some individuals decided it would be a good idea to smash glass around a public area used by younger children and animals.

"Had this not have been discovered by a local person walking their dog who highlighted the matter to us, the outcome might have been far worse."

"We cleared the area as best as we could but would still ask people to be vigilant as we monitor the area to see if there is any further damage or more vandalism.

Meanwhile, the individuals involved were captured on CCTV and they have has been reported to the police."

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 171 of September 23.



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