19th May, 2019

Thieves strike again at Droitwich's King George Playing Fields, taking the remaining bench

FURTHER damage has been caused to Droitwich’s King George V playing fields and over the weekend thieves took the remaining bench which was locked away.

On last week’s Droitwich Standard front page we reported how bosses at the fields were fed up with the attacks which had been going on for more than a year.

The area is used by more than 30 football and hockey teams each week and the vandalism and thefts are ‘wrecking it for the community’.

Last week four panels from the spectator shed were kicked out with two sustaining further damage and graffiti was daubed on the door.

Previously, changing rooms were broken into and used for drug-taking with needles and other paraphernalia found there on a regular basis.

There have been three fires started in the spectator shed and a blaze lit at the base of a heavy electric cable.

Cars have been used to do figures of eight on the main pitch and motorbikes have grass-tracked over other pitches.

Lighting has been torn from a wall, roofs have been climbed on, locks have been damaged on gates and signs – eight laminated emergency vehicle parking signs and six metal ones – have been ripped off.

The police have urged any dog walkers or anyone who sees anything suspicious in the area to call officers straight away on 101.

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