Vandals hit children's centre again

By Matthew Mckew

Monday, January 6, 2014


UPDATED 15:49*

POLICE on the Isle of Wight are investigating after vandals struck again at a children’s centre.

As previously reported, Freshwater Early Years Centre staff returned after New Year celebrations to find the centre had been targeted by vandals.

Since then, there have been two more attacks at the School Green Road centre, with vandals destroying playhouses and setting fire to notices.

There was also damage to the neighbouring All Saints Primary School, which along with the centre is due to re-open tomorrow.

Freshwater Early Years Centre manager Lisa Plucknett said: "I'm absolutely gutted. The first time I was shocked and upset, but now I'm just angry."

*Police belive the latest inicident happened between 3.00am on January 3 and 7am today, when someone forced their way into a mobile building within the school grounds.

"During this time there were also some repeated break-ins at the Early Years Learning Centre, which is also located on the grounds

"Local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams will be regularly visiting the area as part of their routine patrols," said a spokeswoman.

Anyone with information can contact PCSO Michael Deary by phoning 101 and quoting 4414005165. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.


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