Youth shelter vandalised in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 14:56 23 October 2019

Police Sgt. Mark Raby and Donna Jordan of Carpe Diem Fitness opening the new shelter watched by fire service, police and volunteers who all helped build the shelter.

Police Sgt. Mark Raby and Donna Jordan of Carpe Diem Fitness opening the new shelter watched by fire service, police and volunteers who all helped build the shelter.

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Vandals have ripped the roof off a youth shelter in Nailsea which was installed by police officers in the town.

The youth shelter was built in Millennium Park two years ago, but it has been damaged by vandals who have also ripped off a memorial plaque.

Police in Nailsea raised money for the structure, which was built by volunteers from the town.

The shelter is used extensively by young people, but it will cost hundreds of pounds to fix it and officers are considering wether to fork out the cash or remove it from the park.

Sergeant Mark Raby said: "If the damage does not stop the shelter may have to be removed which will disappoint a lot of people."

Officers and community groups have been putting on sports sessions and activities in the park every Friday thoughout the summer, which has led to a drop in antisocial behaviour.

Police are appealing for any information on the vandalism, and witnesses can call the non-emergency 101 number.


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