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Elmdon Park again targeted by vandals

VANDALS have targeted Elmdon Park for the second time in a week.

VANDALS have targeted Elmdon Park for the second time in a week.

A recent spate of criminal damage was intensified when yobs burnt down an Oak tree thought to be nearly 200 years old.

The council’s park rangers first discovered that the park had been targeted by vandals on Monday after they visited the area and found that a small tree had been sawn in half.

They also found that the nose had been sawn off Twitters the owl - the park’s wooden mascot which has been at the park for four years and was given its name by local children.

West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that one crew was sent out to the park on Tuesday evening to put out the fire.

For health and safety reasons the area around the tree also had to be cordoned off.

Councillor Kate Wild, cabinet member for community services said: “This mindless vandalism not only poses a risk to the local community, but also spoils the park for other residents including the many children who enjoy playing there. We urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to us.”

If anyone has any information about this they can contact the park rangers on 0121 704 8472 or the police.



Cathrina Hulse
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