Yobs smear baked beans on Hampshire play park equipment in bizarre act of vandalism

YOBS have smeared baked beans on equipment in a children’s playground in Hampshire in a prank that has since gone viral.

By Tom Cotterill
Saturday, 19th September 2020, 11:38 am
Baked beans had been left smeared on play equipment in a children's park, sparking confusion online. Photo: Facebook
Baked beans had been left smeared on play equipment in a children's park, sparking confusion online. Photo: Facebook

Swings and a roundabout at a play park in Swanwick have been covered in the popular tinned food, sparking outrage and amusement from parents online.

The bizarre spate of bean-fuelled vandalism was revealed in a Facebook post by the ‘Spotted Swanwick 2’ community page.

The post reads: ‘So today I take my little girl to Chaple Street Park, and this is what I found. Baked beans on the swings, the kids roundabout and on the basket ball area.

Baked beans had been left smeared on play equipment in a children's park, sparking confusion online. Photo: Facebook

‘I don't understand. When we have all been cooped up for a while now, Would have thought people would want to look after parks.’

The post has since been shared almost 12,300 times and notched up more than 9,500 comments from perplexed parents.

The prank has divided opinion, with some calling for police action to be taken while others have simply laughed it off.

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Baked beans had been left smeared on play equipment in a children's park, sparking confusion online. Photo: Facebook

One furious woman said: ‘Nasty bugger. Rather than wasting beans by raining on other people’s parade they could have donated those beans to a food bank. Shows where the culprit’s priorities lie.’

However, others saw the funny side.

One pun-loving person said: ‘Absolutely out of order. It’s bean a while for most people since they last ventured out to the park, let’s hope that karma ketchups to those doing it.’

Another added: ‘In Heinz-sight someone should clean that up.’

Someone else added: ‘Someone has already bean on all the rides.’

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