Vandals strike in Cranbrook

PUBLISHED: 10:21 20 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:19 20 May 2019

The vandalised bus shelter.Picture:  Cranbrook Town Council

The vandalised bus shelter.Picture: Cranbrook Town Council

Cranbrook Town Council

Attackers smashed a pane of glass in a bus shelter, and a piece of children’s play equipment was damaged in a separate incident

Part of a glass bus shelter has been smashed and a swing in a children's playpark damaged, in two attacks of vandalism in Cranbrook.

The vandals destroyed a pane of the shelter in Younghayes Road near the entrance to the country park, leaving a pile of broken glass on the pavement. A photo of the scene was posted on Facebook by Cranbrook Town Council on Friday, May 17.

Later, two town councillors went to clear up the broken glass themselves, before a road sweeper was brought in on Saturday morning. Local residents using the shelter were warned to be careful of any glass splinters that might be left on the seating.

Also on Friday evening the town council received reports of a swing in the Hayes Square play area being vandalised by a group of young people. In a further Facebook post, the council described it as 'mindless and costly damage.'

Both incidents have been reported to the police who are treating them as criminal damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police, quoting crime reference number CR/043912/19 for the bus shelter, and CR/043496/19 for the swing.

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