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Hayle recreation ground sign vandalised after one week

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 05, 2012

  • Damage to the new sign.

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VANDALS damaged a sign at the Hayle recreation ground just a week after it was installed to celebrate the community effort to create a new football pitch.

Damage was caused to a number of fixtures at the recreation ground on the evenings of October 16 and 17.

The sign, commemorating the efforts and contributions of local sponsors of the new football posts and nets, was partly torn down and the wooden fence and gate surrounding the play area was damaged.

PC John Fulker said: "It's a real kick in the teeth for those who have actively supported the facilities. I know how upsetting this has been for them, especially as the football posts were so recently installed. Any information that might lead to the prosecution of the offenders, who are clearly not bright enough to realise that, as a community, we now rely upon the altruism of local bodies, volunteers and charities to provide these facilities, would be greatly appreciated."

Sergeant Mike Friday, who organised the fundraising and construction of the new equipment, added: "All the people who put money into doing the football pitch were happy to have the sign up and someone has destroyed it. It is not very good."

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101, quoting crime number AY/12/858.

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  • josdave  |  November 05 2012, 8:04PM

    Bring in a policy of zero tolerance nationally and really punish those who deserve it. Youngsters, if found guilty, should be named and shamed whatever their age. This stupid practice of "not naming for legal reasons" has to stop. This particular offence in the old days would have resulted in a spell in the stocks and would be very appropriate now as it would show them up for the misfits they are.

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