Playground closed after paint poured over equipment

Essex County Standard: Playground closed after paint poured over equipment Playground closed after paint poured over equipment

A PLAYGROUND was closed after vandals poured paint over the equipment.
 

Paint was poured down the slide, over the swings and the saddle of a wooden horse at the site in Harvey Road, Colchester.
 

Ward member Lyn Barton has raised concerns about the rise in yobbish behaviour in the area.
 

In recent weeks a bus shelter was smashed with the glass shattering in Layer Road.
 

Cars in John Kent Road, Smallwood Road and Iceni Way have been damaged.
 

Bottles were smashed in the Boadicea Way skate park with arsonists trying to set fire to a shelter, breaking open a voltage box and spreading graffiti.
 

And a car was tipped over in the road in Eldred Avenue.
 

Mrs Barton said: "The play area had to be closed and there has been a worrying escalation in the past few weeks.
 

"The damage was reported to the council and it happened overnight Wednesday to Thursday.
 

"I have a feeling the same group of people are causing a lot of trouble."


Anyone with information about any of the incidents of vandalism please call Colchester police station on 101.

See the full story in today's Gazette.

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9:34am Tue 11 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

I saw the glass in one of the bus shelters near me shattered a few months ago. It was caused by a stone which was flicked up from a passing lorry.

Never understood why they use glass instead of perspex in bus shelters.
I saw the glass in one of the bus shelters near me shattered a few months ago. It was caused by a stone which was flicked up from a passing lorry. Never understood why they use glass instead of perspex in bus shelters. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 4

9:50am Tue 11 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

A car was tipped over? What was it, a Robin Reliant? Why do people behave like this?
A car was tipped over? What was it, a Robin Reliant? Why do people behave like this? friday_woods
  • Score: 6

9:55am Tue 11 Mar 14

Rachiexx says...

my sister and I reported this. my son wanted to play on it but we couldnt let him it upset him so much. Its disgusting what people are doing and areas like this should be policed better especially as the lights have been turned off at night
my sister and I reported this. my son wanted to play on it but we couldnt let him it upset him so much. Its disgusting what people are doing and areas like this should be policed better especially as the lights have been turned off at night Rachiexx
  • Score: 2

10:31am Tue 11 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

The low-life that did this presumably have low-life parents. It cannot be difficult to work out who is responsible.
The low-life that did this presumably have low-life parents. It cannot be difficult to work out who is responsible. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

taylok says...

Happening between midnight and 5 am?
Happening between midnight and 5 am? taylok
  • Score: -1

4:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

gabe222 says...

friday_woods wrote:
A car was tipped over? What was it, a Robin Reliant? Why do people behave like this?
Yes it was a Robin Reiant, it was blown over by the wind of a passing lorry the same one that caused a stone to fly up and break the bus shelter.
[quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: A car was tipped over? What was it, a Robin Reliant? Why do people behave like this?[/p][/quote]Yes it was a Robin Reiant, it was blown over by the wind of a passing lorry the same one that caused a stone to fly up and break the bus shelter. gabe222
  • Score: 2

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