Youths armed with lump hammer go on spree wrecking plants

A GROUP of up to eight youths went on a spree of '˜wanton vandalism' wrecking city council plants.

Friday, 22nd September 2017, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:36 am
A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm

Between six and eight young people – who were aged from 12-13 – were seen destroying the planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, at about 7.35pm on Thursday.

One of the youths had a lump hammer, which has been recovered.

Sgt Rob Sutton said officers are hoping to identify them from CCTV.

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He said: ‘It’s just wanton vandalism.

‘The council have invested the money to make the place look nice to help the shopping experience in Allaway Avenue and the local youths have come and absolutely trashed it. It’s not acceptable.

Call police on 101 quoting 44170366701.

A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm
A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm
A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm
A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm