THREE youngsters who vandalised a tree in Tudor Grange Park have agreed to work with its security team as an apology for their behaviour.
The 30-year-old tree, near to the skating area, which was covered in obscene graffiti, was stripped of its bark – effectively killing it.
As punishment for their actions the offenders and their parents or guardians were called into Solihull Police Station and agreed to the compromise after a “clear the air” local resolution meeting.
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Angela Chambers, managed to identify the three through building up contacts in the area.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) has now agreed for them to carry out work with the park rangers to make up for their behaviour. They are also writing a letter of apology to the park rangers.
PCSO Chambers said: “This is a great example of organisations working together to combat crime in the borough.
“It is good to know that from building my relationships with the park rangers and youngsters who visit the area, a positive result for everyone has been achieved.”
The PCSO is continuing to work in partnership with park rangers to tackle vandalism at the town’s popular park.